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Digitally Domestic – 5 Smart Home Technologies That Will Change the Way You Live

Posted August 6, 2019 by Sue Prichard


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Remodeling your home today involves so much more than a good paint and polish job now that home technology is in the question too. Many people feel either confused by all the new choices or tempted by all the new technologies that claim to make your everyday chores a breeze. To help you navigate the world of smart home tech, here are five useful and popular items that are worth your consideration. 

1. Smart Locks

The importance of a secure home goes without saying. That’s why smart security systems are first on this list. As beneficial as they are, they’re also extremely easy to set up with no confusing instruction manuals and a quick and straightforward installation process. Thanks to digital technology, all you need is to buy some smart bluetooth door locks and choose a code. Then you can use your smartphone to monitor your property wherever you are. If you go on a holiday and hire a housesitter, or rent your property, you can easily change your access code for your locks and send it to your guest via message. 

2. Smart Scales 

More than just an indulgence, scales powered by smart technology can be a great addition to your home. Whether you’re pursuing an average healthy lifestyle or have some serious body-sculpting and fitness goals to achieve, your smart scale can help you with a greater range of information than just your weight. Add some smart scales to your bathroom, and you’ll be able to keep track of data such as your body fat percentage, water percentage, muscle mass, bone density, and more. 

3. Smart Lights

Remember the old-school movies where the elite figure switches on the lights by simply clapping their hands? Smart lighting is now even more advanced. It allows you to independently control your home lighting from your smartphone, adjusting more than just the on-off switch. You can adjust the colors and level of brightness to suit your mood, and will also save energy and money if you make use of the timer settings on your lights. These allow you to be sure that they’re turned off when they are no longer needed. Since monitoring is possible when you’re out and about, you can switch the lights on for security whenever you want.

4. Smart Vacuums

You know those robot-like contraptions that vacuum your home without you having to lift a finger? They’re called smart vacuums and are now more accessible than ever. Small and compact, these are not only easier to store away but are now available from various reputable suppliers. Choose a powerful option that’s suitable for the size of your home, and when cleaning day comes around, you can focus on a different task while your smart vacuum goes to work on your floors.

5. Smart Speakers 

Whether you’re hosting a party and want to entertain your guests with music, or are having a special movie night with a projector, smart speakers can be helpful in all kinds of situations. Operated via Bluetooth technology, you can purchase a few smart speakers and sync them together so that they all play audio from mobile devices such as your phone, television, or laptop. If you’re hosting an outdoor party or going on a holiday, you can opt for lightweight options that are water-resistant and perfect for external use!

You don’t need to remodel your entire home with smart technology all at once. If you’re looking to ease into a better standard of living and stronger security, investing in any of the above items is a good place to start. 

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