Smart technology seemed like something out of a sci-fi film a few years ago however it is now something that most of us use every day in the form of our phones, watches and even out televisions. Smart technology has made all our day to day lives easier and here are another five examples of smart technology that can make your life even easier.
Smart home hub
A smart hub is essential if you are serious about making your home a smart network. A smart home hub is essential the beginning of all your smart devices as your smart home hub connects to your home’s Wi-Fi and then allows you to control the rest of your homes smart devices via your Wi-Fi network. Another great aspect of a smart home hub is the ability to use voice control, making your life even easier for little things like skipping a song or adding something to your shopping list.
Smart thermostats are on the best smart technologies that have been developed in recent years and can really make your home feel like a futuristic hub with your ability to set up schedules, control your heating via an app and even the ability to learn the behaviour of your home. A smart thermostat works by being connected to your boiler via your old thermostats wire connection and it will then connect to the Wi-Fi so you can use a companion app to control your heating remotely. A smart thermostat can connect to all boiler types such as condensing boilers, combi boilers, and system boilers however cannot connect to all boiler models. You can also check out Boiler Central before purchasing one to find the best boiler that would fit your smart thermostat and your budget.
A great thing that you can do with a smart thermostat is both save time and money, which is something that everyone wants to do. With a smart thermostat, the schedules that you create means that your heating system will only be running when you want it to be. Meaning no more leaving the thermostat on all day by accident costing you more money at the end of the month on your heating bills.
Smart doorbells have been around for a few years now but are a great addition to any home for some added security when it comes to your front door. Smart doorbells work via an internet connection and an app on your smartphone that will send the feed from your doorbells camera back to your smartphone, allowing you to communicate with whoever is at the door wherever you are in the world (as long as you’re connected to Wi-Fi or 3g). This means that you will be able to let delivery men know where you want your parcel placing when you are not home and will allow you to potentially ward off any unwanted visitors.
Smart lighting is another smart device that will make your home feel more connected and easier to stay in control of. Smart lighting is another device that can be controlled from wherever you are with an internet connection. They can also be connected to smart hubs so if you have a one it’s as simple as giving a command to your smart hub to turn the lights off and they will do, saving you the hassle of having to check if you’ve left the lights on upstairs.
This is one for the garden lovers out there, smart sprinklers are a great device for making your life easier. Smart sprinklers allow you to control your sprinklers remotely through an app on your smartphone, which is great for those days when you have forgotten to go turn your sprinklers on yourself. Just like with the smart thermostat there is also an option to set up a schedule for when you want your sprinklers to water your lawn. Moreover, it will save you some water compared to your traditional sprinkler system. Despite the large upfront cost, you will be cutting down your water cost each year meaning that eventually you will not only make your money back but be saving some each year.
These are just a few of the smart devices that are available to be bought to make your life a lot easier. There are a whole range of gadgets missing off this list that could be useful to you, so it’s well worth looking to see if there are any others that can fill your smart gadget needs.