You’ve wrapped your presents, decorated the tree, and bought all the ingredients for a festive menu? Now it’s time to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones: smart technology makes it easy to set the mood and take care of tedious chores during Christmas.
Of course, you should give your guests a warm welcome right from the start. How about lighting up your facade with wall sconces, festoon lights, or lanterns? In addition, the Gira energy and light profile illuminates your driveway and help your guests find their way in the dark.
At the entrance, an elegant door intercom such as the Gira System 106 will greet everyone who’s coming to visit. You can even connect it to the Gira Keyless In fingerprint module: a smart solution that allows you to open doors without keys. Inside, the Gira surface-mounted video home station 7 shows you who’s ringing the bell – before you open the door.
The dining table is the place where everybody comes together to eat, chat, and laugh. With a decorative centrepiece and matching tablecloth, the food will taste even better. You can round off your decorations with flowers, foliage, and candles or tealights in jars. Another creative idea: put a chandelier or pendant luminaires above the table and add some shimmering snowflakes or ornaments. Thanks to smart lighting control, you can instantly switch on single lights or all of them at once – either based on automated schedules or via voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa.
There’s no real Christmas without festive music: a playlist with your favourite classics and carols will certainly keep your guests in high spirits. Using the Gira radio, you can play the Christmas soundtrack directly from the wall. Alternatively, you might also control your sound system via voice command and the Gira X1 mini server. If you’d rather listen to songs on your Sonos system, you can also integrate several Sonos speakers into your KNX network.
To make your guests feel even more comfortable, you should ensure cosy indoor temperatures at all times. Smart heating solutions such as the Gira System 3000 run automatically based on preconfigured time schedules, so you don’t even have to turn up the heating yourself. In Gira KNX Smart Homes, you can even adjust your temperatures remotely via app – while doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, for example.
Apart from the traditional Christmas tree, there are many other ways to give your home a festive appeal. A crackling fireplace, for example, can fill the room with warmth and a mesmerising play of lights. You might also add some garlands and wreaths for the finishing touches. But don't forget that safety always comes first: Gira smoke alarm devices will alert you in due time before forgotten candles or burning stoves lead to outbreaks of fire.
Voice control in Smart Homes
All you need to control your Smart Home is your voice – thanks to Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
The Gira X1 was developed specifically for Smart Homes with a KNX network. It enables you to connect a variety of devices and monitor automated processes via app. Minimum effort for maximum comfort.
IoT – Internet of Things
Owning a Smart Home opens up a lot of possibilities: control your lighting via app, regulate your heating while on the go, or play your favourite music via voice command. To make your life even more comfortable and efficient, Gira offers a broad range of smart devices and solutions. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) allows you to even integrate products from other manufacturers. Lighting systems, washing machines, garden irrigation, vacuum robots: your networking options are virtually unlimited. Now, your individual devices can communicate with one another and coordinate household tasks automatically.
Gira LED orientation light
No more fumbling for the right switches at night: the Gira LED orientation light helps you find your way in dark hallways or staircases. Either cold-white or warm-white, it softly illuminates the room without blinding your eyes.