While in the workplace, going smart brings an amazing ROI, but when it comes to making your household smarter, things are a bit blurrier. Why? Well, first of all, even though smart technology may make your household more frugal, this is usually not the main reason why people go for it. The truth is that these gadgets make life more convenient, which is something that people are always willing to pay for and invest in. This ranges from the fact that they give them a higher level of security, all the way to the idea that they’ll be able to control their home while not having to leave their favorite armchair. Overall, there are so many different trends and gadgets that you could invest in to make this happen and here are five of them.
The issue of security is a single factor that gains the most from the idea of your home going smart. First of all, it gives you complete control over your home’s security system even while you’re away. This means that you can check out your surveillance system and your smart lock even while on a holiday or at work. As for the smart lock, this too is where you get to reap numerous benefits. Moreover, a chance that you’ll leave your home without your keys is significantly greater than a chance that you’ll leave it without your smartphone. Now, while your key can be stolen or lost, a smartphone needs to be unlocked in order to be used, which is not such a simple matter. In other words, your home will become significantly safer than it used to be.
Getting yourself a wireless speaker is probably the most cost-effective purchase that you could ever make. Just imagine the prospect of being able to carry your speaker to the bathroom while you’re taking the shower. In your bedroom it can be used to make a more romantic setting. To the kitchen in order to make your cooking experience more fun and to your home gym in order to get some extra motivation. Otherwise, you would have to invest in an audio system for each of these rooms, which would cost you a small fortune, while achieving only a slightly better effect. All in all, getting a wireless speaker is a minor investment that makes a huge difference.
One of the things that all of us have been looking forward to is the long-expected robot servant. Still, while there are some serious advancements in the field of robotics, we’re still years and years from the point at which such a thing will be available to the general public or even commercially viable. On the other hand, if you want to automate one simple household process with a simple robot, you can definitely do such a thing.
The most popular way to do so is to get a robot vacuum cleaner, which is something that you could do for as little as several hundred dollars. Think about it, a vacuum cleaner costs anywhere between $50 and $1,000, but with this investment, you get to A) replace the need for a regular vacuum cleaner and B) never have to vacuum your home again. From this standpoint, it definitely sounds like an amazing bargain.
A programmable thermostat is perhaps one of the most underrated devices out there. Sure, the concept of this technology exists since the 1950s, yet, now, with the help of hyper-connectivity and smartphones, we’re finally able to get the most out of it. Imagine a scenario where you’re heading from work in the middle of the winter only to return to a cold home. With the help of a smart thermostat, you can start warming up the place while you’re still 20 minutes from arriving. In this way, you eliminate the need to keep the heating up while you’re away, which is incredibly costly, and get to return to a warm home.
How many times have you left your home wondering if you’ve turned the oven or iron off before leaving? Sure, 9 out of 10 times this was not really the case, but the fear that comes from not knowing can be a cause for not a small amount of discomfort. With the help of Wi-Fi smart automation, you can easily monitor and turn off any household appliance using nothing other than your phone. For those who consider themselves to be the most paranoid, the ability to check this several times per day alone can provide huge peace of mind that couldn’t be achieved otherwise.
The thing about making your home smart lies in the fact that there are various degrees to which you can do it. Some people stop at installing a smart lock, whereas others don’t rest until every single aspect of their home is both automated and Wi-Fi controlled. The choice is yours.