If you are looking for a few DIY home automation projects that stretch the boundaries of current technology, we have a very good idea for you: consider automating your home sound system to create specific scenes that can benefit your family. You can create a smart home that goes above and beyond lighting and thermostats to include music chosen specifically to create the right ambiance at just the right time.
The idea is based on a popular parenting strategy that involves using a clock with different colors to train kids to do certain things at certain times. For example, when the clock reaches yellow, the kids know it’s time to do homework. When it gets to red, it’s time for bed. You could take that idea one step further with an automated sound system.
Uxari offers smart speaker systems that make it possible for you to stream music throughout your home using your smartphone. If you wanted, you could buy an audio receiver that allows you to create specific audio scenes that can be activated with just the touch of a button. Combined, that kind of receiver and our smart speaker system has a tremendous amount of potential.
Three Scene Suggestions
To help you get a better grasp of what a smart audio system would look like, here are three suggestions for scenes you might set up at different times of the day. Each could include a different kind of music chosen to accomplish a particular kind of task.
Getting kids out of bed in the morning can be a real chore. And guess what? Your children hate alarm clocks just as much as you do. Wouldn’t it be so much nicer to wake them up with a music that is just lively enough to rouse them from their sleep without being obnoxious or annoying? Absolutely.
With a wake-up scene, you could instantly turn on the music and stream it right to your children’s bedrooms. Give them two or 3 minutes before going in to make sure they are up and about. It’s a great way to start the day.
Whether you home school your children or send them to a public or private school, a certain portion of the day is usually set aside for schoolwork. This is a great time to have music playing in the background. Studies have shown that some kids do a lot better in a learning environment when there is relaxing music playing. You might even do better at work when you have music streaming on your phone or computer.
Lastly, getting kids to clean up and get ready for bed in the evening can be as difficult as waking them up in the morning. One thing that works very well is establishing a routine that changes as little as possible. You can set that routine and create a nightly reminder by creating a clean-up scene. The music can be ‘happy’ music that motivates the little ones to get the toys cleaned up and the books and games put away. Once they associate the music with cleaning up, you will find you have fewer arguments about bedtime.
Automating your home sound system is just one of the many DIY home automation projects that could make your house a nicer place to live. If you love tinkering with home automation, you might want to give this one a try. You will end up with a smart home that could be one of the smartest in the neighborhood.