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Making Your Home A Little Smarter

Making Your Home A Little Smarter

Technology is everywhere. It’s in our public transport, our advertising billboards, our cars and even our pockets. Wherever you go, you can access the internet. You can go live online and make your followers and friends aware of where you are and what you’re up to. Technology has been evolving at such a rapid rate, that even the simple pen and paper are slowly becoming obsolete. It was only a matter of time before people began to introduce technology into their homes.

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When we say technology, we mean beyond the 40” TV in the lounge, or the astounding gigabit service your internet provider gives to you for streaming your favourite box sets on your tablet. We’re talking about the additions like Alexa and the Dot. The modern ‘smart’ home is still in development, with many companies working as hard as they can to make the house a smart one and benefit from being connected online. It’s hard to know whether there is any home gadget that is smart and is an essential, but there are plenty of developments happening right now that need to be considered. The only worry? A power cut! Here’s some of the smart tech you should be considering for your home:

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  • Ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat: Adjusting the temperature has never been easier than doing if from the comfort of your bed on your phone. They learn your schedule of waking up and going to bed so that it can pre-empt the temperature that you want your home to be, adjusting itself accordingly. It’s great for tracking your energy spending and you can save cash by learning when the most expensive time of day to heat the house is.
  • Nest Cam: Functional, high-resolution and wireless, this camera is the perfect little gadget when you need to get things done around the house but have children to keep an eye on. You can stream the video to your smartphone, so wherever you are in the house you can keep a watch on the kids. Go one better and have the camera pointed at the stove: watching to see if sauce boils over from the lounge is far more fun!!
  • Roomba 980: Is there anything smarter than a gadget that will clean a room on a schedule? You can program it to start up at any time, and it’ll run itself around the room to clean the floors for you. They’re not cheap, but they are worth their weight in gold for the busy parents.
  • August Smart Lock: Imagine being able to remotely lock your doors. Keys aren’t exactly complicated to use, but to be able to remotely unlock or lock your doors using your smartphone is fun! This has the feature that you can dictate it to let people into the house when you’re not there, which is handy when you’re running late!

A smart home is the future in the same way that smart cars are becoming a reality. Get involved and get on board with your house!

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