Technology has come amazingly far in the past few years – especially in the aspect of home/interior design.
If you’re a dab hand at computing – there’s no end to what you can do with a few Android tablets – from designing your own smart mirror to automating EVERYTHING in a home.
However, not everyone has the time or inclination to mess around with computers to get the job done. Thankfully, there are so many ready made gadgets on the market to help you create the home of your dreams and the house of the future.
There are easy ways to start with the concept of an automated home. The Amazon Alexa hub can connect with a lot of gadgets to automate everything from music to home deliveries. It can also be operated with your voice.
Nest is a smart fire-alarm/thermometer that can detect fires and regulate the temperature of your household. You can also control the temperature of your home from afar with the Nest App.
An alarm system might seem pretty old-school, but there’s likely no better automation system for your home. Most alarm systems will link directly to law enforcement services meaning that your house will always be secure and security is just an alarm bell ring away! There are plenty of systems on the market, and you’ll likely be judging systems against each other like simple safe security versus adt security. Shop around and check some reviews.
Smart locks are an amazing way to modernize your abode right at the doorway. These locks can replace or complement your existing door locks and can even work with home hubs like the Alexa which we mentioned above. A smart lock can tell you if your door is locked, so that will end panic attacks on the train or at work, when you are wondering if you actually locked it. What’s more, if you left it unlocked – smart locks can be remotely unlocked and locked by you so when your friends are at the door, you don’t have to be at home to let them in.
The smart hubs like Nest are a great way to take control of your energy bills, where you can control your house temperature from afar. To really take some control, you should consider a smart energy meter that can track your usage of gas and electricity – you’ll know your peak hours and when you can cut down on the heat, and you’ll pay for exactly what you use.
There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers on the market and if you splash the cash, you can dot these around the interior and exterior of your home and link them to a central hub that can blast your tunes around your house. Great for a chill-out and even better for parties.
With automated gadgets, smart locks and Bluetooth technology, there is so much you can do to make your home life a little easier. Don’t be afraid of leaping into the future and this can all complement the great design of your home.