We’re lucky enough to be living in a time where automation is becoming more and more common, affordable, and easy to do. The average person can now automate many parts of their home and some of the daily chores they find themselves having to do in it. These smart home devices go beyond a smart speaker to yell commands at, and here are a few of the more popular smart home gadgets you didn’t know you needed.
One of the most popular uses of smart home technology is to convert your home lighting into something that you can control, dim, program, schedule and even change the colors of from anywhere on the planet. Making use of a control hub, smart switches and bulbs, smart home lighting will change your life instantly. They improve home safety by ensuring you never have to come home to a dark house, and they can be great for setting a mood with their RGB color lighting options too. Just don’t forget to enlist the help of an electrician who offers residential electrical services if you need to do any home wiring changes for the installation.
Automatic Pet Feeder
There’s nothing worse than settling onto the couch after a long day of work, snuggling up under a blanket and then your dog’s hungry face appears in your vision, reminding you that you haven’t fed them yet. And so, you must get up and do it. But actually, you don’t. Smart pet feeders not only prevent you from having to begrudgingly un-snuggle yourself to feed the pooch, but you can also set them to dispense food on a timer if you’re home late or out of town. With no effort at all, these handy pet feeders will make sure Fido is always fed.
A Robot Vacuum
Probably one of the first things to come from the smart home revolution was the invention of the smart vacuum, and after owning one, you’ll never want to go back to having to manually vacuum ever again. You set a time and frequency that these little time-savers will follow, and they’ll start up, vacuum a pre-defined area and then return to their charging station all by themselves. Some will even empty their dust containers automatically too.
The smart doorbell must be one of the most sought after of all the smart home devices. This little internet connected camera enabled doorbell seeks to offer you a notification on your mobile device along with the customary audible tone so you can see who is at the door before you go to answer it – or even if you aren’t home. Genius.
It’s probably clear now that you’re just doing too much yourself. Why vacuum yourself when you can get a smart device to do it for you? Why come home to a dark, cold house when the simple task of turning lights on and off can be done automatically – or by simply asking for it? The smart home is finding a place in all our lives, sometimes without us even realizing it.