Congratulations on your choice to purchase a wireless security and home automation system from Uxari. You’ve chosen a state-of-the-art system that is highly customizable and scalable to meet the unique needs of your home and family. It is our sincere hope that you learn great ways to use each of your devices to make your home more efficient and safer. Having said all of that, don’t forget to take care of the battery in your cell phone.
Why bring up the cell phone? Because many of the advanced features that make wireless security and home automation equipment so useful in the modern era are dependent on communications between the control panel in your home and your cell phone. Home automation and remote security surveillance instantly become somewhat limited if you allow the battery in your cell phone to die.
Keep in mind that you will likely be using your cell phone to make on-the-fly adjustments to your home automation system. You will be relying on your phone to receive text messages and photos in the event your home security cameras are triggered. You will even be relying on your phone to let you know that your system might be suffering some sort of malfunction. If your phone is not working because the battery is dead, you are essentially prohibiting your wireless security and home automation system from communicating with you.
Easy Cell Phone Tips to Implement
The lithium-ion batteries that now supply power to your home automation devices and smartphone are certainly more advanced than the batteries of the past. They last longer between charges, they provide for better energy density, and they can survive hundreds of cycles of charge and discharge. But your batteries are not 100% foolproof.
Here are some tips you can easily implement to prolong the life of your cell phone battery so that you do not lose communication with your smart home:
- Avoid 0%-100% Charging – Lithium-ion batteries do not have memory, so there is no need to worry about that issue. However, you will extend the life of your cell phone battery if you avoid regular charges from 0% to 100%. The experts suggest constantly keeping your battery level somewhere between 20% and 80%.
- Battery Saver Apps – There are some excellent battery saver apps out there that save power by adjusting the settings on your phone according to how you use it most often. Most of the apps allow you to white-list other apps so they are not affected by hibernation, making it possible to save battery power without disrupting communication with your home automation system. Just make sure your home automation apps are white-listed.
- Extra Battery – Cell phone batteries are cheap enough these days that it never hurts to buy an extra to carry with you. Be sure you discharge and recharge your spare every now and again in order to minimize normal battery degradation.
- Charge in the Car – Something you might already be doing is a big help when you have a home automation system: charging your cell phone in the car as you drive. Just be careful to keep your phone out of direct sunlight and store your charger in the glove box when not in use.
Keeping your cell phone battery alive and well will allow you to make maximum use of your wireless security and home automation system from Uxari. Your cell phone is essentially your remote control center, so make sure it stays on by taking good care of the battery.