Over the last year, our homes have been forced to replace our offices, gyms, schools and even pubs. Our homes are becoming more important than ever, so it’s time to get yours up to date. Here’s the essential tech that will make your house work for you.
The home of the future
Security and control
The first step to a smart home is smart security and control. Fully integrated camera, door lock, lighting and thermostat systems will give you total confidence and make you feel secure at home. The best packages on offer are tailored to your space and are completely controlled through an app on your phone. Get your home secured, then you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your smart home tech.
Make your mornings more relaxing with the best gadgets to get you up and ready. Smart alarm clocks will track your sleep, help with your routine, and wake you up with your choice of ambient sounds or any radio station the internet has to offer. Once you’re up, your automatic coffee maker will already have ground the beans and filled your kitchen with the smell of fresh, hot coffee. After one morning like this, you’ll wonder how you woke up any other way.
Go green for the future and turn to solar energy to power your home. By using this type of energy, you won’t have to deal with pushy electric companies and worry about sudden power outages. Some states even offer solar incentives, so you not only reduce your carbon footprint in the world, you get back the cost of going one step closer to a sustainable and self-sufficient home.
Working from home
The best thing about a home office is that you can set it up however you like!
Go for a standing desk to cut down your sitting time and improve your health. A room diffuser to help you focus and relax. There are plenty of reasonably priced 1080p webcams on offer so it’s like you never left the office. Deck out your office now and you’ll spend many happy years working from the comfort of home.
Another benefit to staying at home is that you don’t need to wear your headphones. With a home sound system, you can fill your house with your favourite music or podcasts. You can get yourself a wireless, bluetooth connected sound system that will follow you from room to room, so you never miss a second.
Video calling has become one of the best ways to catch up with friends and family. A video calling hub can make calling your loved ones all the more enjoyable. They come equipped with smart displays and voice activation, and you can sync all your social media contacts for hassle free connection.
Technology exists to make your life easier, so why not take the weight off with some automatic help around the house? A robot vacuum cleaner will keep your house spotless, and you won’t even notice it’s there! You can even finish the clean with a smart mop, so you can say goodbye to buckets of dirty water. What better way to tick a household job off the list?
It’s important to blow off some steam after a long day, and there’s no better way of doing that than in your own home gym. Top end exercise bikes, treadmills and weight sets are becoming more accessible and more high tech. You can connect to a live personal trainer, attend online classes, and track your progress day by day, all without leaving the house.
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