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How To Make A Smart Apartment In Indianapolis

January 04, 2023
Kitchen with a white island and brown cupboards at Penrose On Mass Apartments

Smart gadgets have become quite prevalent in Indianapolis homes. Countless home electronics and appliances are equipped with smart advancements to make life even easier. But you shouldn’t feel that you have to pass on modern tech if you come home to an apartment. You may not be permitted to rewire your apartment for smart equipment, but you will be able to integrate many gadgets to make your apartment smart in Indianapolis.

Use Smart Plugs To Control Electronics No Matter Where You Are

If you’re wondering how to make a smart apartment in Indianapolis, start with smart plugs. They are simply inserted into your existing electrical sockets, and then you attach your favorite appliances and electronics. ​​You’ll now be able to turn them on and off via an app on your phone when you’re away or you would rather not walk across your sizeable apartment to flip a switch. Shut down the bedroom lighting without getting out of bed. Turn off the power to difficult-to-access electronics when heading out of town. You are even able to set lights to turn on and off to make it appear like you’re home when you’re away.

Get Access To Just About Anything With A Smart Speaker

Woman sitting on a sofa beside a smart speaker on a coffee table

An equally important implement for making your apartment smart in Indianapolis is a smart speaker. You manage these devices by giving commands to the “virtual assistant” that is part of your speaker. The assistant like Amazon’s Alexa answers when you ask for the current temperature and follows directives like when you ask it to begin playing a specific playlist.

You may also use your smart speaker to control other smart devices. Instruct it to turn on lighting when you come home from work, flip on the television for your children when you’re in the kitchen, or switch off a smart plug in another room.

Direct The Illumination In Your Unit With Smart Light Bulbs

Pendant lights hanging in a kitchen and living room at One One Six Apartments

When using smart light bulbs in every one of your lamps, you can conveniently control the lights in your Indianapolis apartment with voice directives or a touch of your finger. Smart bulbs communicate with your smart speaker’s personal assistant and your cell phone app. So in lieu of walking through every room shutting off lights, you can issue the command “Turn off the lights!” to shut them down prior to leaving, or just utilize your smartphone to instruct smart bulbs to darken, brighten, and even switch colors to suit your current disposition.

Keep A Close Watch On Things With Smart Surveillance

Exterior view of an apartment building at City Flats Apartments

Although you might reside in the safest neighborhood around, your home’s security is still a critical consideration. And while you aren’t able to hook up wired devices within your apartment, a couple smart security cameras will allow you to feel safer. Wireless surveillance devices use batteries for power and deliver streams of video to your cell phone. Security cameras scare off intruders and supply real evidence if criminal activity does take place.

Smart video components do more than protect against crime, though. If you live in a pet-friendly apartment, you can look after your furry friend with your smart camera while you’re in the office. Or if you have small children, being able to observe them gives you greater peace of mind when they’re down for the night.

It’s “Smart” To Explore Penrose on Mass Apartments For Your New Home

With luxury amenities and roomy apartments in a sought-after Indianapolis area, you’ll love life at Penrose on Mass Apartments. Call 317-661-4399 or request a tour, and our leasing consultants will help you find the right apartment for you!