Smart devices have many advantages over traditional ones. You can control them remotely from a phone, they can collect information about your home that enables you to save money and make it more secure, and you can automate when your devices – like heating or lighting – turn on and off, to provide you with real convenience – but when perhaps you just need to turn off a light, it seems unnecessary to have to take out your smartphone.
This is where a smart button makes a difference. It provides you with a way to click once to turn on or off a smart device, complementing your home automation.
But a smart button doesn’t just help you operate your devices with one click, it also makes it easier for your family to use your home’s smart devices and adds convenience to tracking tasks, among others.
Guests and Family Members
You have control over your smart devices through your phone, but what about your family? Obviously, it is not convenient for everyone in your house to have to use your phone in order to turn things off. Not to mention them getting a sneak at your private mail or even making some purchases through your Amazon app. You can give them access to your family’s smart home setup through adding them as a guest and letting them control through an app on his/her smartphone, but you perhaps don’t want them to mess around with your automation rules.
Using a smart button solves this issue. With a smart button everyone – guests, and visitors included – can turn on and off your home’s smart devices while you still retain central control over everything.
Adding Convenience to Routine Tasks
A button is also really helpful to record simple tasks. Take for example, if you want to keep track of your work hours to bill a client. Presently, you have to go to a spreadsheet which, even if you have your notebook open, means going through various application windows until you find the right one. You even may get distracted by email or messages arriving on your desktop! If you are not in front of your notebook – as perhaps you don’t sit in front a computer to work with your clients – it is even more troublesome.
With Almond Click and IFTTT, you can create an automation that enables you to tap once to send an entry to a spreadsheet making it ideal to track routine tasks. You might like to also track if you drinking the right number of glasses of water a day, or even exercise. You are only limited by your imagination.
The above are just some examples of what you can do with a smart button to make your smart home even easier to use. Almond 3’s integration with IFTTT lets you link an Almond scene to an online service, order pizza, or even keep track of when your children go onto your WiFi network.
Oh, and each Almond Click has three possible taps enabling each button to have three different functions so you don’t have to fill your home with buttons! If you would like to know more about Almond Click tap here.
Almond Smart Routers
The award-winning Almond series of smart routers are WiFi routers with built-in smart hubs. With Almond routers, you can blanket your home with seamless WiFi and – with our easy-to-use app – view, block and schedule access for all the devices using your WiFi network.