Upgrade Your Home with These Smart Devices
Over the next 5 years, the Smart Home industry is expected to grow to be worth in excess of $100m and recently, there have been a growing number of new and innovative devices coming on the market. For the tech buff, it certainly is an exciting time.
So, exactly what are people buying right now to make their homes easier to live in?
We take a closer look now at some of the most popular IoT gizmos that are helping to make our lives that much easier and our homes that much simpler to maintain.
IoT Security Devices
One of the most popular types of Smart Home device on the market, can be used to great effect to keep your home secure and unwanted guests outside. Not only can these devices be used to alert you when a potential intruder is at your front door, but it also allows you speak to that person from anywhere via your smartphone as if you were actually at home.
These IoT security devices that include components such as wireless cameras, sensors and motion detectors are so simple to use and install that even someone new to the concept can fit them. Once fitted, this hardware can be used (amongst many other things) to recognise family members arriving home and automatically turn on lights, heating and even tune the TV to their favourite station in anticipation for their entry into the property.
These highly tailorable Smart Home security systems are a much cheaper option than traditional, complex CCTV and alarm systems and are often every bit as effective at keeping your home safe.
Smart Kitchens and Bathrooms
Bathroom and kitchen convenience is all the rage at the moment and a ‘space age’ experience is available here and now. Smart home devices are able to do the kind of thing you would expect, in respect of turning on lights and unlocking doors, but some of the functions are ‘next level’ with features like voice activated toilet seat warmers, voice activated showers and ‘hands free’ music activation to accompany your soak in the tub.
Moving to the kitchen, there are many jobs that can be handled automatically by the Smart Home, like finding recipes and ordering groceries you’re short of via smart refrigerators. Some of the more expensive devices even feature smart screen interfaces for even easier use.
It will likely come as no surprise that Virtual Assistant hubs are amongst the most popular Smart Home devices on the market at the present time, mainly due to the large amount of exposure that devices like the Alexa, Google and Amazon Echo have received. The phrase ‘Ok Google’ has already become part of common parlance and it is because devices like these are a great starting point from which to start automating your home.
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More and more of the mundane jobs that take up our time each day are being passed over to the automated world of a Smart Home technology and the next few years will likely see ever more innovative devices come on to the market. These have been just a few and it’s certainly going to be interesting finding out what’s to come next.
If you would like to know more about Smart Home technology and the IoT platforms we provide at Sure Universal, we recommend that you look through the rest of our website www.sureuniversal.com.
However, if you like the sound of what you’ve heard about what a Smart Home can do for you and you’d like to investigate more into what suits your lifestyle the best, you can book a consultation via our contact form http://bit.ly/2MYshVg.
We look forward to helping your home to start helping you back!