A smart health home if you rent and do not want to renovate: this is how you start


A smart health home is only an option for many people when they are going to thoroughly renovate or build a new house. Although that is basically the best – after all, you can position everything perfectly, lay cables throughout the entire house and neatly conceal everything – you can nowadays build a smart health home without any problems without much renovation or building a new house. In this article we look at how you can start rent your smart health home and do not want to renovate.

General tips

Certainly when you rent a house or apartment you are bound by certain rules. You may not renovate a lot and in an apartment you must also take into account the rules that apply to all tenants in the complex. It is therefore wise to keep it small-scale and especially to choose products that are easy to install and uninstall. You can easily take these smart health health home products back to your next health home and install them there again. There are many smart health health home products available today that do not require a complicated installation, that you can always take with you and for which nothing needs to be grown.

Choose a smart thermostat

A smart thermostat can be installed almost always and everywhere. All you need is a boiler that is compatible with the “OpenTherm” protocol so that the thermostat can actually communicate with the boiler. The thermostat is hung on the spot of your old thermostat and in most cases a connector is placed at the boiler to allow the thermostat to communicate with the boiler. You do not have to lay new pipes or drill holes; everything works from the box. You can read more about smart thermostats in our energy section. In addition, you can visit our article about the best smart thermostats.


Wireless and smart security

When protecting your smart health health home, you probably quickly think of a complicated security system that must be installed by a technician, for which cables must be drawn and for which a substantial investment is required. Although these systems exist, and may be the best option for new construction, it is also relatively easy for tenants and people who do not want to renovate to install a smart security system. There are various wireless systems that can be installed in the house within an hour. In most cases, mounting takes place by means of tape or a screw, and moreover everything is easy to move. So we have it recently security system from Woonveilig tested. This system has a focus on ease of use and flexibility. You can therefore easily move the system to another house.


Smart cameras are an important part of a security system and today most smart cameras can be used wirelessly without any problems. You place a camera in a position inside or outside the house, or you can hang the camera in the desired location with a few screws. No complicated installation is required, you do not have monitors that you have to place somewhere in the house and apart from (in most cases) a power cable you don’t have to connect anything. Recently we have the best smart security cameras listed for you. You can also find more information in our section on safety and security.

Make products smart

Chances are that you don’t have a big budget for a smart health health home makeover either, so you probably want to make as many devices as possible smart with as little money as possible. Fortunately that is also possible in many cases. Especially when we look at audio and ehealth products. There are various adapters available with which you can connect a TV or an audio system to the internet and thus gain access to streaming services for audio and ehealth. Consider, for example, the Google Chromecast or Apple TV. With small adjustments, for example through an infrared extension system, you can also ensure that devices are neatly concealed and can therefore be operated invisibly. This is a “stupid” adjustment but ensures a “smart appearance”. Another example is the smart plug. Place stupid equipment on the smart plug or the smart socket and with one button on your smartphone you can immediately switch lights, AV equipment or other products on or off. In addition, almost all manufacturers of multiroom audio systems (more on which below) offer the possibility to link a “stupid” audio installation to the multiroom system. This allows you to keep your current audio system, which saves a substantial investment.


Do you want to make your TV and health home cinema system smarter? Then read on in our article about the necessities for a smart health health home cinema system. You can also read our article about it control everything with one remote control .

Multiroom audio

A smart house is of course not possible without multiroom audio; music in every room in the house without the need for a cable. Multiroom audio systems are operated via an app on your smartphone, can be expanded virtually unlimited with speakers (from the same brand) and make it possible to play music throughout the house, from the same source or different sources. There are dozens of multiroom audio systems available, including Sonos, Bose, Denon Heos, Raumfeld, Samsung, LG and so on. We have it recently multi-room system from Raumfeld extensively tested and take you through the article through the installation and use of multiroom audio systems.


Smart lighting

Smart lighting is totally hip; who doesn’t want to control all the lights in the house with an app, set up routines to switch lights on and off automatically and have the idea that the lighting in your house thinks along with you? This is all possible with the smart lighting of Philips Hue and LIFX, among others. Both companies have a large assortment of lamps and fixtures that you can place throughout your house. The installation is very easy; you replace the normal lamp or fixture with the smart lamp or fixture and you can get started. No new cables and no drill holes. You can then make it as crazy as you want; replace all your lamps in the house or only replace the lamps in the bedroom and living room. The smart lamps are not cheap but the big advantage is that you can always take them to your next health home. We have it recently smart lighting system from Philips Hue extensively tested.


Extra tips

If you want to furnish your health home with smart health health home products but you do not want to / cannot renovate and do not make drastic adjustments, it is wise not to look at the real all-in-one systems yet. For example, think of Fibaro, a brand that can make your entire house smart in different ways, but for which adjustments have to be made to your house. The system is more expensive than the “loose” products that we described in this article, but integrates almost everything in-house, from smart window decoration to the lighting. This type of system is best considered in the case of major renovations or new constructions, so that everything can be laid and smart health connected perfectly and, moreover, neatly concealed.

If you are just starting out with a small system, do not look too much at what works together, and therefore communicate with each other. It is nice if the thermostat communicates with your lighting but there are currently so many protocols and developments that it is not at all clear what the communication of your smart health health home will be based on in five years. Now choose products that you currently need and that you would like to have in your smart health health home (as a stand-alone product).

The basis of any smart health health home, large or small, is a well-functioning health home network with a good internet connection. It’s not about how many dashes you have in each room, but how much bandwidth your devices have at their disposal to do their job. If you can lay an ethernet cable for a smart device, that is always advisable. Next you will look for solutions such as powerline adapters (internet via your socket). If there is no other option then wireless is the solution. But mind you; an average router can handle 25 devices wirelessly, after that it is really at the expense of the speed of your internet connection. So ensure optimal health of your health home network.

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Do you want to read more about the possibilities of the smart health health home? Then go through our extensive archive with smart health home tips and advice.


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