Technology can make our lives easier, complete tasks for us, or even just make us smile. It's possible to get gadgets for all manner of things. even the most technophobic of us can figure out how to use Bluetooth. So, what technology is available inside the home that can make your life easier?
Technology can make our lives easier, complete tasks for us, or even just make us smile. It's possible to get gadgets for all manner of things.
But if we are not 'tech-savvy', we tend to shy away from technology. We are probably still traumatised from that printer or fax machine that you just couldn't get to work. It feels more comfortable to steer clear.
Really there is no need to move away from technology. It’s become more intuitive and simple to use. A far cry from the days of old printers or trying to connect a DVD player to your TV.
We are becoming more comfortable with tech in our day to day lives, and even the most technophobic of us can figure out how to use Bluetooth.
So, what technology is available inside the home that can make your life easier?
Robot vacuums: Who doesn't want someone else to vacuum their home for them? A robot vacuum will complete a full clean of the floors at pre-arranged times so that it can be done whilst you are out of the house. When it needs to be emptied or charged, it will take itself back to the charging point!
LED lightbulbs: LED lightbulbs can now be controlled using an app on your phone to turn on and off, increase or decrease the brightness and even change the colour to create mood lighting in every room.
Wireless speakers: A whole speaker system, such as Sonos, can be really impressive. Being able to stream music in whichever room you are in and surround sound on the TV is perfect for those cosy movie nights at home.
Doorbell cameras: Surprisingly affordable, doorbell cameras are also super helpful. Not only can they be used as CCTV, but you can see who is at the door before answering and even talk to visitors or delivery men when you are away from home. You will never have to arrange the redelivery of a parcel again!
Smart thermostats: Getting home from a hectic winter day to a warm, welcoming home is one of the best feelings. Using a smart thermostat, you can turn your heating on whenever you want from the app so that you can make sure your home is warm for when you get in.
Smart locks: Do you know someone who is constantly losing their key? This could be the perfect solution for you. A smart lock allows a door to be locked or unlocked using an app on your phone.
Alexa/other voice-activated devices: set cooking timers, check the weather, make a to-do list or shopping list, all much easier when you can simply say it out loud.
Technology is being developed constantly to improve our lives and make us more efficient with time.
I am waiting patiently for the day someone creates a smart washing machine that will load itself, wash dry iron and put away all of the washing for me! Perhaps it's something Elon Musk could work on?