How Smart Home Devices Can Make Your Life Easier
Simply put, Smart Home Devices automate tasks in your home that are normally handled by humans, making our lives a little easier. They’re called ‘Smart’ because unlike a traditional device, such as an oven, they only need to be set up once, and don’t need you to operate them. For example, a smart oven could be set to pre-heat at a certain time or turn off if left on. In a ‘Smart Home’, multiple Smart Devices are installed and operated from one place, like an app, sometimes called a ‘Smart Hub’.
What are the benefits of Smart Home Devices?
Automated heating and air conditioning systems, such as this Smart Thermostat, make sure each room is at the temperature you want it in the most energy efficient way. This can include setting heating to turn on at certain times, being able to remotely control your heating when you’re not at home, and turning heaters off when a room reaches a certain temperature.
Other products such as Smart Lights work in a similar way, so the planet and your energy bill will thank you for installing these!
Better home security and safety
Unfortunately older people can be targeted by criminals so keeping your home secure using smart devices will keep worries at bay. Smart Alarm Systems will call family or neighbours if motion detectors or magnetic door sensors are activated. This would mean you could go on holiday with peace of mind that your home is protected.
Smart Doorbells allow you to see who is ringing your doorbell, and talk to them without needing to open your door so you can stay safe in your house if they’re an unwanted visitor. You can also see who has called round your house when you’re not at home.
Making household tasks easier
Some of the more tedious home care tasks can be made a lot easier through automated Smart Home Devices. Such as robotic vacuum cleaners, laundry machines that automatically start a wash cycle, or a fridge that orders milk online when it senses that you’re low.
For example, this Roborock smart vacuum cleaner and mop uses lasers to create a floor plan of your house so it can plan a cleaning route. It can also automatically identify when it’s on a carpet or hard floor and can cross obstacles up to 2cm high with ease. Even when you’re not home, you can set it to clean at a certain time, or tap a specific area on your floor plan to quickly clean up spills.
While these devices might seem expensive, if you need assistance living at home they soon pay for themselves over the cost of hiring someone to help, and can also free up your valuable time.
Keeping entertained is crucial for a good quality of life, but when it’s more difficult to get out and about, it can get tough to keep boredom at bay.
Connected speakers with voice activated digital assistants, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, can play music, tell you news and sports scores, and can even help you control other connected devices. With these, you can enjoy all the benefits of the internet without needing any technical skills or having to find the right remote control, by simply telling the device what you want.
These aren’t just for the rich or technology whizzes, anyone can have a smart home! Even incorporating a few of these devices into your home could help free up your time in the long run – by automating the things you don’t like doing, you’ll have more time to do the things you love. With the help of these devices you could even be able to live independently and safely in your home for longer, with peace of mind for you and your family that you’re safe.
Do you have any questions about smart home devices? Or if you already have them set up, what do you think? Let us know in the comments.