The whole purpose of modern technology is to make our lives easier. We lead such busy lives that finding ways to save time or reduce stress is something we all care about.
Productivity tools have redefined the way we work, but what about our home life? Is there anything we can do to streamline our lives and give us more time to spend with our loved ones?
Well, the answer is an emphatic "Yes"!
Thanks to the latest smart technology, it is now possible to build a smart home. All it takes is a little knowledge of the gadgets out there combined with what exactly you want for your home.
So, read on to discover some lifestyle-changing gadgets for your new smart home.
Thermostats have definitely been an indispensable tool over the decades. But something we can't deny is that it has a few design flaws. One of the biggest being that it is only helpful to us while we are at home.
Thanks to smart technology, we have far more options for thermostats and their functions.
Smart thermostats, like the Nest Learning Thermostat, include features like the Home/Away function. This allows you to program your home's temperature while away from home.
Imagine you're on vacation, and a snowstorm occurs in your area. Well, with a smart thermostat, you are in complete control of your home's temperature no matter where you are in the world.
This and many other customizable features of a smart thermostat will make worrying about temperature and ludicrous energy bills a thing of the past!
In the same vein as the smart thermostat, the whole purpose of a smart AC system is to allow you to schedule and program your usage from anywhere.
If you've ever left your house in a rush for work and forgot to turn off your system, you'll understand the frustration of not being able to control your AC remotely. Thanks to smart technology, though, you can now rush to work with one less thing on your mind!
Smart AC systems may be more pricey than traditional units. But if staying cool is a big part of your life, you may want to calculate whether this investment saves you money and energy in the long term.
The internet is such an intrinsic part of daily life; it can often feel like the world is coming to an end when it malfunctions. If you live in a large family, sharing the bandwidth can often feel like a tug of war. But it's worth knowing that it doesn't have to be this way.
Enter mesh wifi!
This technology is not to be confused with wifi extenders. Using a set of communication methods through nodes, mesh wifi ensures that you get the best connection in your home no matter where you are positioned.
It's like having a cyber IT technician constantly updating your connection as you and your family move around the house!
The setup is insanely easy and ideal for large houses or if your planning to build extensions.
If your a fan of futuristic sci-fi, then this gadget ensures that your living the dream! Robot vacuum cleaners cut your housekeeping load down to a fraction of what it used to be.
Get into the habit of putting on regularly, and you will notice the reduction of dust and crumbs around the house almost immediately.
Some areas of the house still may have to be done manually, depending on the layout of your living space, but having a robot vacuum cleaner means you can spend more time playing Sudoku instead of doing chores!
In the age of gadgets, our homes have many devices constantly consuming electricity even when we think they are off! Game consoles and IT gear are particularly notorious for stealing unnecessary energy when supposedly turned off.
Advanced power strips let you take control of the power source with minimal effort.
Some use sensors, while others can use your TV or computer as the control center of the power source. This means that once you turn off the primary device, everything else on the power strip also shuts down completely.
Depending on what type of devices you have active in your home, advanced power strips could save hundreds of dollars a year on electricity. Don't let devices steal your money!
A smart home is not complete without a smart lock. In an age of security threats, the smart lock provides a secure system by using your smart device or fingerprint as an alternative way to lock and unlock your doors.
It also functions as an interactive doorbell and alarm system, to name a few extra features. There are a variety of smart locks out there with a plethora of features. Take your time to review them according to your needs and smart gadget budget.
So, these are just a few items that will help you start to build a smart home from your existing living space.
If you think about it, what may seem like futuristic toys now, will actually be essentials soon. So, why not start designing your home to suit your needs.
Everything on this list exists to make your life easier. While some of these devices may be costly, remember that you cannot put a price on security and quality time with yourself and those you love.
Make your home a haven away from the stressful world by transforming your living space to work for you and not you for it! As the old saying goes: Home is where the heart is, so when it comes to making your house a home, work smarter and not harder!
Contact us now for professional advice and services. We can help you install the devices your new smart home needs.
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