There’s no doubt that technology has made huge strides in making our lives more convenient. We can now do things that were once the things of our imaginations, and we have more access to information and resources than ever before. If you’re new to the smart home scene, we’d like to share some upgrades we think you’ll really benefit from!
Wise Energy Usage
One area where technology has really made a difference is in home energy efficiency. Did you ever imagine a day when you could stroll through your home calling out to your AI assistant with directions for which lights, or other electronics you’d like turned off or on? No more excuses for why the lights are left on, they can be turned off from anywhere with a voice command, or the touch of a button on a smartphone. The same goes for starting the slow cooker mid-afternoon and having dinner ready when you get home. All of this is possible with the use of WiFi switches and smart plugs.
Smart outlets can easily be plugged into existing outlets in your home. Many of them can support multiple devices that can be controlled together or separately. This is a great option for renters and those who don’t want to make any permanent changes. Alternatively, regular light switches can be replaced with WiFi switches so that you can turn the lights on and off with your phone or even with simple voice commands. Some people may be able to make this replacement themselves, but if you don’t have any electrical experience, it’s best to contact a professional electrician. They have the experience and tools necessary to make the process a breeze.
What about your home security? In the past, people had to choose between being safe, and being able to see what was going on outside. Today’s wireless security cameras allow you to do both. You can keep an eye on things from anywhere in the world with a smartphone or computer. And, you can rest assured that if anything does happen, you’ll have evidence to show the police. Some security systems even have speakers so talk to whoever is in your home remotely, whether it is your children, pets, or guests.
There are now so many ways to make your home more comfortable. If you like things at a certain temperature, you can set up a smart thermostat to maintain that for you. Additionally, if you’re someone who likes to take long baths, there are tub fillers available that will automatically draw the water for you and keep it at the perfect temperature. You can also upgrade your home entertainment system to include things like whole-house audio and video. This allows you to enjoy music or movies in any room of the house, without having to lug around a Bluetooth speaker. Having this type of luxury is made easy with today’s technology and a good.
Smart home technology can be hugely advantageous for people with disabilities. Whether you are elderly, have mobility issues, or are disabled in other ways, this tech can make life a lot easier. We almost always have our phones on us, so being about to control everything from the palm of your hand can make home like much more accessible for many.
No More Lockouts
You can also upgrade your locks to smart locks. These allow you to remotely lock and unlock your doors from anywhere. So if you forgot to lock the door before leaving for work, you can do it now without having to turn around and go back home. You can also grant access to guests, or service people, without having to give them a key. And if you ever do lose your keys, you can rest assured that your home is still secure, and you won’t be left sitting on the front steps wondering if you’ll fit in through the bathroom window. This can also be a great options for families, as you don’t have to rely on your child keeping track of a key. They just need to memorize the code and can easily get into the house after school.
Your Home, Your Climate
Another great upgrade for convenience and comfort is a smart thermostat. You can control the temperature of your home from anywhere, and even set schedules for each day of the week. Many people enjoy different temperatures during the day versus at night, so you can set this up to be automatic. Additionally, if you know you’re going to be away for the weekend, you can adjust the temperature accordingly, and not have to worry about coming home to a freezing cold house, or an overheated one. You can even set the thermostat to turn off while no one is home and start working again during your commute home from work. The options are versatile and adaptable to your family’s lifestyle.
There are many other smart home upgrades we think would make life more convenient. These are our favorites because they can be helpful to everyone and can ease you into a technologically advanced home without feeling overwhelmed. Ultimately, utilizing smart features can make life simpler, more efficient, and more convenient than you ever imagined.