Four Technologies to Smarten Up Your Home

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A home is more than just a place to live nowadays. With all the technologies available, there are many ways to bring your home to life and sharpen it up a bit.

 

Many of us do not have the time to engage in house maintenance, and this is where the latest technologies and gadgets come in handy. Here are some of the newest tech products to consider for use within, and around, your home.

Thermostats

You can engage in all of the usual manual methods for managing the heat of your house, including installing loft and roof insulation, and siding installation. The use of materials, formed with modern techniques, offer better durability and energy efficiency. 

However, on top of this, consider installing a smart thermostat to regulate the temperature in your home. This kind of technology can save up to 20% on your heating bills. It is particularly useful for those who spend a lot of time traveling or away from home, and do not have the time to regulate their house temperature manually. 

Smart Meters

Smart meters are the latest technology used to aid in energy management at home. With a smart meter, you can manage your homes energy use remotely from wherever you are via an app.

They record your consumption of electric energy and communicate this information to the supplier at regular intervals. In sum, smart meters allow you to keep track of your energy usage in much more detail to learn where you can make savings.

Smart Locks

Home security is an important consideration, and the more you can automate it, the less hassle it is for you. In the long run, this will bring you more peace of mind.

Typical features include door and window sensors, an alarm system, cameras, and motion detection sensors. A handy new feature is a smart lock. A smart lock works remotely, using wireless technology that can be connected to your phone.

For people who are not at home on holiday, maybe you need to let someone in to look after your pet. A remote locking device on your phone could be a convenient and safer way to do this, without having to give keys to strangers.

Domestic Robots

If you want to get futuristic, this technology is now becoming more widely available and economical. Domestic robots can be used to do chores, such as cleaning around the house. But, they can also make a good companion and be used for entertainment and education.

In Conclusion

There are always the good old fashioned, tried and tested, methods of making your home smarter by keeping the infrastructure well-maintained.

 

Jacob Maslow is a native New Yorker with  five children. He left his payroll manager position after finding that his true passion was in writing, and has never looked back.

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