The Smart Switch: 5 Smart Technologies to Modernise Your Home

A person using smart technologies in a living room.

Nowadays, homeowners can choose from a range of tools to make various daily household tasks. Smart technology is finding its way into a range of devices that can help you to lower your energy bills, live more comfortably, and bring your home into the modern era. With so many devices and technologies to choose from, it’s important to choose smart technologies that will truly benefit you and your family.

When you’re trying to decide which smart technologies to invest in, it’s important to first consider the needs of your family. Think about how you use the space in your home, what each room is used for and who typically uses it. Understanding how your family utilises the different areas of your home throughout the day will help you to choose technology that will benefit everyone. Discuss your ideas with your partner and your family to see if they have any suggestions as to which smart technologies you should install in your home. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular technologies that homeowners are installing to modernise their homes. 

Smart Speakers

Many homes across the country have a new virtual resident named Google, Siri or Alexa. Smart speakers have become increasingly popular with homeowners. A smart speaker is essentially an AI voice assistant that you can turn to for help with almost anything. You can ask them to play music, for the weather, to read the news, and even to answer any general questions you might have. What’s more, these speakers can be integrated with other smart devices in your home, allowing you to control everything from one voice-activated hub.

Smart Security Systems

Home security systems have become more advanced than ever, allowing you to access the system remotely from your device. Having the ability to monitor the security of your home helps to give more peace of mind, particularly when you are away from home for an extended period.

Smart Thermostats

If you are coming home after a long day at work, you can turn up the heat on your smart thermostat from an app on your phone, so it’s nice and cosy when you get home. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely or programmed, allowing you to stay in control of your utility bills and to lower your energy use.

Robot Hoover

Whether you have a small or a large space, keeping it clean can be a nuisance. With a smart hoover, you can set it to clean at specific times or intervals. This means that you can program it to run while you are at work, so you always come home to a clean house. These smart devices are designed to detect obstacles and turn to avoid them. More advanced models will build a GPS map of your floor over time, ensuring that they never miss a spot.

Remote Garage Door Opener

Opening your garage door from an app on your phone is a convenient and safe way to access your garage. With a smart garage door opener, you can open your garage door from anywhere in the world with a Wi-Fi connection. This provides you with an easy way to provide access to your home if you are expecting contractors, or someone is locked out, and you aren’t available to help.

Bring Your Home Out Of The Dark Ages

As technology continues to develop, the tools we use in our everyday life will become increasingly digital. It’s important to take the time to modernise your home and to start embracing these technologies so you can enjoy the benefits they offer. Start utilising more technology in your home and bring your home out of the dark ages and into the modern technological age.

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