How Smart Technology is Transforming Homes
Smart technology (also known as ‘IoT’ or ‘Internet of Things’ technology) involves connecting everyday items to the internet.
The most obvious example is the smartphone.
Nowadays, this is just one of many smart devices consumers can buy. Some smart devices allow you to use a browser or apps just like a computer or phone.
Others can be linked up with other devices. This allows you to control and monitor them remotely. This is the biggest benefit of smart technology.
It allows you to remotely operate and maintain various items around your home. All by using a connected device such as your phone or laptop.
Such technology is already starting to see widespread adoption in homes. But just what kind of technology is worth investing in?
And how can it transform your life?
This post details a few of the most popular and useful examples of smart technology. It’s smart technology transforming homes.
Smart technology can help you to reduce your energy bills. One of the best technologies for this is a smart meter.
These meters allow you to track your energy consumption and the amount of money you are spending in real time so that you’re more aware of your energy usage.
Smart HVAC systems can meanwhile allow you to regulate the temperature of your home remotely. If you want to make sure that your home is heated up or cooled down by the time you get home, use a smart HVAC.
To get the most out of your system, consider installing a smart thermostat and using a cost estimation service.
You can also adjust the temperature from your bed in the middle of the night.
You could also consider investing in smart lighting. Ever gone upstairs and realized that you left the kitchen light on?
With smart lighting, you can remotely control all your lighting. On top of this, you can monitor exactly how much energy each light is using.
You can also secure your home using smart technology. One example is smart locks, which can be opened remotely.
Smart locks for apartments are very popular and cannot be as easily broken into as traditional mechanical locks.
It could also be worth looking into smart cameras.
A smart doorbell can allow you to remotely access a camera on your door. It’s great for every time someone rings your doorbell.
Other smart cameras can be placed elsewhere and monitored remotely in a similar fashion.
Smart alarm systems are another form of smart security technology that could be worth looking into. Traditional alarms simply make a noise. These alarms alert your phone if there is an attempted break-in.
This is especially useful if you’re not at home.
These may even be linked up with smart security camera systems. That way, you can see what’s going on and call the police if necessary.
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Smart technology is also commonly used for entertainment purposes. Many people have smart TVs. Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV.
You don’t need to use a device like a console or digital media player.
Smart speakers can be used to search for answers on the internet and play music using voice control. You can listen to playlists from your phone to play through these speakers like a regular Bluetooth speaker.
Do you think smart technology is transforming homes?
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.