Are you living in a home smart enough for the 21st century? If you are not, it’s time to get with the times and smart-proof your home now, because smart homes are the future and they offer a smorgasbord of benefits which will not only save you time, but also make your home life effortlessly convenient. There are different smart home features that would make a world of difference for different types of homeowners, so read on to see which type you are and how much it will cost to set up one at home.
For the couch potatoes
We all know that the couch is an extremely comfortable place, so what if you could control features of your home from the comfort of your couch? The Samsung Connect Home helps you with that, by giving you control over compatible smart devices at home from your phone with the Samsung Connect App. From toggling light settings to turning down the lights and setting up your TV for movie nights, there is a lot you can do from your phone for your home! Compatible accessories with the Samsung Connect Home, which you can find at any Singtel shop, are priced from $38-$88 each, making them really affordable too. Your dream of becoming a full-fledged couch potato, conducting various controls from the comforts of your lounge chair is now a reality.
For the forgetful ones
All homeowners know one thing for sure – that losing your house keys is no fun at all. If you are a little scatterbrained when it comes to small, easy-to-lose items like your house keys, why not get a digital lock? They also look way cooler and advanced compared to their lock-and-key counterparts. For added ease of security, the Samsung Door Lock SHP 728 gives you control over who can gain access to your home remotely, which is helpful if you need to let someone in in a jiffy. If you are venturing into the smart home frontier, Singtel offers two smart home starter kits that come with a digital lock and the Samsung Connect Home hub, so you never have to worry about losing your keys again.
Monthly subscription cost: Singtel 1Gbps Fibre Broadband ($42.43^/mth) + Samsung Connect Home & Samsung Digital Lock ($52/mth) = $94.43/mth
More forgetful at switching off your lights than locking doors? The Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet will help do the remembering for you – and more. When SmartThings-enabled devices like TVs, appliances, lights and robot vacuums are connected to the outlet, users can create scenarios and turn them off remotely through the SmartThings Home mobile app! Think convenience with a ton of savings on electricity bills.
One-time charge: Samsung SmartThings Power Outlet at $88
For those with elderly and young family members to protect
Nobody likes to feel uneasy when it comes to the thought of potentially having an intruder in the home, especially with an elderly person or a baby in the house. Quell your anxieties with the Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor, which is a real steal at only $68 in exchange for the peace of mind it offers. Compatible with the Samsung Connect Home, notifications will be sent to you if the motion sensor detects any activity in your home, acting as a vigilant eye that keeps watch over the safety of your home.
For families with young children running about, the Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor will alert you when it detects any windows or doors being opened or closed, which goes a long way in helping you to protect young children from harm’s way. Or, keep track of your kids or parents’ movements with an Arrival Sensor that alerts you when they leave or return home.
One-time charge: Arrival Sensor at $38
For the hardcore gamers and K-drama addicts
In this modern age, there is absolutely no excuse for having weak WiFi connectivity in certain parts of your home, which occasionally happens the further you move away from where the router is located. Circumvent this issue with the Samsung Connect Home, which promises to eliminate wireless dead zones and slow spots with its WiFi smart mesh system. Every corner of your home will become a WiFi power zone so you can comfortably use your internet-reliant gadget anywhere, without having to worry about losing an online game due to poor internet connection or have your K-drama suddenly become annoyingly pixelated when the connection goes spotty.
Monthly subscription cost: Singtel 1Gbps Fibre Broadband ($42.43^/mth) + Samsung Connect Home ($12/mth) = $54.43/mth
Kickstart your smart home journey at an affordable price
Laying the groundwork for your smart home has never been easier! Exclusively for Qanvast readers, enjoy the first 7 months FREE* when you subscribe now to Singtel’s 1Gbps Fibre Broadband Plan online.
Enjoy the flexibility to add on additional Samsung Connect Home hubs for bigger houses. Singtel offers exclusive smart home solutions bundled with its Fibre Broadband plan too! Check out the full range of offerings here.
^Effective price after FREE 7 months of subscription over 24 months
*For more information and terms & conditions about the offer, visit Singtel’s web page.
Unless specified, all prices stated here are based on a 24-year month subscription, and accurate at the time of writing.