Having technology in the home in this day and age makes life easier, cheaper, and more exciting all at the same time. When you’ve got a big family it’s likely that you’re constantly on the go with little or no time to spare each and every day. That’s where smart home automations come in.
While regular technology has done just fine in making life more convenient in the past, smart gadgets can make life even easier and even free up some time for you and your family in the process. Check out these best smart home gadgets for a busy family in 2019.
Easy maintenance of your home
One thing that takes up lots of time each day is maintenance around the home – a.k.a chores. Pretty much everyone hates the thought of having to come home after a long day and begin reeling off all of the chores that have built up. Luckily, there’s smart tech that can help you with maintenance of your home, so check out these smart home gadgets that could give you more time to enjoy with your family:
- A robotic vacuum can navigate around your home even when you’re not there, picking up debris on the floor. The great thing about these is that they can detect when they’re low on battery and head back to the charging station ready to go again.
- A robotic mop to, of course, follow your vacuum around and clean your floors!
- A smart dishwasher that can not only detect what kind of load is in there to adjust the cycle accordingly, but it could even give you useful information such as the type of water you have plumbed into your home, and even the weather!
- Smart irrigation systems save you from having to water your garden everyday. They’re smart because they detect the weather conditions and water accordingly, meaning your garden doesn’t end up sodden.
Clever lighting and heating solutions
You can also buy gadgets for smart lighting and heating too. But how are they smart? Lights are lights and heating keeps you warm, right?
Picture this. You wake up in the morning and your smart heating system has worked out the time you usually arise each day and already switched it on for you, so you’re getting up in a cosy room. You grab your phone and use a handy app that controls your smart light bulbs and switch them on to a gentle hue that allows you to wake up nicely, rather than abruptly.
Not only can you control your heating and lighting completely remotely, but you’re also able to make some pretty impressive changes too using your mobile app. For example:
- Hosting a dinner party and you guests are about to arrive? Switch your heating on so your home is nice and warm. The same goes for your lighting. Did you know that smart bulbs can change colour too? Many brands have over 16 million variations of colour, so you’re bound to find the right mood and set an incredible ambience for your evening.
- Imagine finally getting your children to sleep after a long day and realising that you’ve left the lights on in their bedroom. Rather than risking waking your sleeping beauty, simply dim or turn off their bedroom lights using the app on your phone!
A gadget to control all gadgets
You could have all of the smart tech in the world, but without a main control centre are you really making your life easier? Luckily for you, there are such things as a smart home hub. Unlike the rest of the technology in your home, it’s wired up directly to your router and commands your smart tech from there.
You can programme your smart home hub (alongside your other devices) to work as a team and make your life almost completely automatic. Imagine this:
The family arrives home after a long day and your smart home hub detects your presence using your smart home security system and the signals on your phone. It then proceeds to turn the lights on as you enter your home, while already be working on heating your home to the perfect temperature. Your smart home hub will also communicate with other smart gadgets in your home to make it so that you simply don’t have to!
As you can see, switching to smart technology could greatly benefit your day to day family life! Which one intrigued you the most?
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