With advanced technology and wireless connection the norm, and automation and artificial intelligence emerging, we’re now literally in a smart world. And it’s not just about phones anymore.
The concept of the Internet of Things has paved the way for everyday objects and computing devices to be connected. Speakers, television, and even home appliances can now send and receive data. “The modern American home is a highly functional and technologically advanced space,” says All Pro Appliance Service, Inc., an appliance service center in Utah.
Integrating smart technology into your home can let you raise your selling price if you decide to sell your property in the future. In the meantime, these devices can make your everyday life a little easier.
With video doorbells, you don’t have to ask who’s there when somebody knocks or, in this case, rings the bell. Video doorbells let you keep tabs on your entryway, delivering sharp videos day and night. These are often connected with smart devices. The more advanced ones even support voice commands.
Smart Door Locks
Technology opens many doors, even the ones in your home. With just a few taps on your mobile devices, these intelligent deadbolts lock or unlock your door automatically when you leave or enter. Now, you don’t have to get off the couch to answer the door.
Imagine you’re at work, totally immersed in your task, when you suddenly remember you might have forgotten to unplug the coffee maker before leaving the house. Now you’re distracted and can’t get work done. The solution? Smart plugs.
How does this tech work? The device, which comes with an app connection, is plugged into your regular wall outlet. Then, you plug an appliance into the smart plug. Using the app, you can turn on or off appliances that are plugged into the smart devices – even when you’re across town.
Sleep-tracking Smart Bed
A good night’s sleep helps your brain function well, and you can achieve this with the help of a smart bed. Smart beds come with a pad that you put under your mattress, a smartphone app, and a light- and sound-producing bedside device. The bedside device helps you sleep at night and wakes you up in the morning. On the other hand, the pad tracks your sleeping pattern. The smartphone app provides the tracked data. With this tech, you can sleep well knowing you may soon have to cancel your appointments to your sleep specialist — if you have one.
Self-Dimming Light Bulbs
Light bulbs that automatically dim? What a bright idea. With self-dimming lights, you don’t have to buy separate special dimmer switches for your regular bulbs. Some brands of this bulb come with a switch that, when you flick once, gives you regular brightness. When you flick the switch twice, the bulb dims gradually. When you flick it thrice, the bulb acts as a nightglow.
You don’t have to be an executive at Wall Street to have an assistant. All you need is technology. There’s still hot debate over which is the best smart assistant: Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa? Either way, these can help you out a lot at home. From playing music to providing weather reports and news to controlling smart devices, these assistants are just a call away.
Not only does a smart home help ease some of the household chores, but it also has the potential to increase your property’s value. Automation at home is only proof that technology is not going anywhere. In fact, it might even stay at your home for good.