Smart technology is transforming modern homes. By connecting household items and utilities to the internet, it’s possible to control your entire home from your phone. This can be hugely convenient and in some cases it can save costs and keep you safer. Here are just a few ways to use smart technology in your home.
Smart TVs allow you to browse the internet on your TV. This can allow you to access online streaming platforms such as Netflix and YouTube. Your smart TV can also be connected to other devices in your home. You may be able to use your phone to record shows or even to catch up on series recorded on your TV. There may also be options to link your TV to other smart appliances (you could link it to a smart security camera for example to use your TV for surveillance).
A lot of people are also embracing smart heating. This can allow you to control your home’s heating from your phone or laptop from any location (this could allow you to turn your heating off at night from your bed without getting up or turn your heating on as you’re coming home so that your house is nice and warm for your arrival). Some smart heating systems are even able to adjust to the temperature or help you work within a budget.
Adopting smart lighting could give you total control of your home’s lighting from your phone or another device. This could allow to dim the lights during a movie without getting up from the sofa or turn the lights off downstairs from your bed if you forgot to turn them. You can check which lights are on without having to walk into rooms to check.
Smart security can be a great way of improving the security of your home by giving you more control and constant surveillance. This includes various aspects of your home. Smart locks for instance can allow you to lock doors and windows in your home remotely. Smart cameras meanwhile can be linked up to your phone so that when you’re away from your home you can check your home is secure. You can even get smart burglar alarms fitted that can alert your phone when triggered so that you know when someone is breaking in.
Your electrical sockets can also be converted to incorporate smart technology. This could allow you to turn off sockets remotely in your home – this could be useful with those hard to reach sockets and could allow you to save money on your electricity bills. Some smart outlets may even allow you to measure how much electricity you’re using from each one so that you can pinpoint appliances that may be using up a lot of power.
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