How to magically transform your home with just one gadget
Guest Blog Post by nCube
When it comes down to our home, we all want the same things. We want our home to be comfortable, welcoming, secure, private, environmentally friendly and above all, fun. And if we can have all that while saving money, that would be just amazing.
Whether you are renting or living in a home you own, whether it’s an old house or a brand new home, there shouldn't be any limitation. Everyone deserves to live comfortably and with peace of mind. In today’s tech-friendly world, what was once a Jetsons dream, is now within everyone’s reach.
Now you are probably wondering how can you possibly transform your home so easily — without doing any major renovations, or dishing out huge amounts of money. It’s quite simple, all you need to get is a smart home hub, then download the app on your smartphone, get some smart devices and you’re set. Here’s how you’ll revolutionise your home. Sit back and let the magic begin!
Make your home more convenient & more welcoming
Here’s a glimpse of what you can do...
Wake up in the morning to find your lights and radio turned on in synch with your alarm, the kettle boiling ready for your cup of coffee as you enter the kitchen, your thermostat adjusted to the perfect temperature so you can comfortably take a shower and start your day right.
Leave for work with peace of mind, knowing your electricity and heating bill won’t be off the charts, as your thermostat is triggered to turn off when you walk through the door. Your windows and front door locks as your monitoring system goes on, effortlessly arming up your home.
When you come home after a long day at work, your house will kick everything back on, turning on the thermostat to the ideal temperature, maybe even starting the roast in the oven and closing the shades at sunset.
You can adjust the lights in the hallway to turn on 30 minutes before sunset at full brightness, turn them down to 25% from 8pm onwards to ease the children into bed, and then off 30 minutes after sunrise in the morning.
The beauty of the smart home hub is that no one will even realise that you’re playing with the lights as it feels so natural, kind of like magic.
With nCube hub and app, let your imagination soar while automating your home. Adjust your home to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Save money on energy
Imagine having all this automation while saving money on energy!
You can save on energy bills by controlling light switches, heaters and thermostats directly from your smart phone. nCube is a Smart Home energy saving solution targeted at home owners that are worried about energy costs while also wishing to do their bit for the environment. We estimate an annual £200 saving on energy costs which means a return on investment in about 18 months. The device pretty much pays for itself.
So how can you save energy with nCube? While automating your house, you can make sure to set the right temperature at the right time, turn off devices that aren’t being used, simply put: you make your house more efficient and save off of these efficiencies.
And even if you forget to turn off the lights, nCube allows you to control any device remotely, which means you can still do it by using the app while you are on your next plane heading to your summer holiday or at an important meeting across town.
Security & Safety
Whether you are living on your own or with your family, everyone deserves to live in a safe and secure place. If you are late one evening or away on holiday, you can run the house with a 'lived in feel' for peace of mind. For example, if an intruder comes to your house, the music and lights will be turned on, making the intruder question his choice of target. And of course, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can monitor your home remotely.
If ever you forget to turn off the stove or the iron before running to your next plane, there is no need to panic because you will still be able to turn it off while you are seating on that train heading to the airport giving you full peace of mind.
As your home is your haven, we think smart home products should have more security than a simple username/password login. For that reason, we’ve decided to add an extra layer of security, by only allowing remote access if you have first accessed your nCube hub on your home network. We also let you decide what changes and controls can be accessed remotely. You can even choose what user can control what. For example, your kids can have limited access, while you and your partner can control everything remotely. These added layers of security are what makes nCube ideal for families.
For anyone familiar with free email accounts and social network profiles you know the ‘cost’ is really your data – if a product is free then in fact you are the product. We think your home is far more private than your social network profile so we don’t ask you to sign over your profile data to start using nCube. But we’ve also gone a whole step further and designed nCube so all your data and logic (e.g. Cube settings) are held on the nCube hub, and not on our cloud servers.
Eventually we would like to take this further. nCube has become one of the very few companies to champion the opt-in privacy model. We are starting a privacy revolution, putting privacy control where it belongs, at the forefront of the customer experience.
Who ever said that your home should just be safe and comfortable, clearly didn’t know what he was talking about. We believe your home should be fun. It should be a place where you let your creativity soar and make new memories.
After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour prepping. Spending
time with your loved ones is really what you should be doing.
With your smart home hub, you can set up the TV to turn when your favourite shows are playing, start the oven to prepare dinner, set up the mood with the proper lights. Simply sit back and relax while nCube takes care of the rest.
nCube is the perfect party planner, just set up a routine called 'throw a party' and everything will be set up for you automatically. The lights will be dimmed and set up to your preferred colours, the music will be turned on to your favourite track and the AC will be on to the perfect temperature, etc. cutting the prep-time by 75% and leaving more time to enjoy yourself and your guests.
To learn more about nCube home, visit their website https://ncubehome.co.uk