The future is here and more homes are switching out traditional appliances and gadgets for smart gadgets every day. While many products are all hype and not as useful as they are promoted to be, there are tons of tech devices you can use in your home that will make life easier. If you are ready to start transforming your home into a futuristic smart-home, the following selection of tech gadgets are great options for increasing your security, saving money and improving your health.
Energy Monitoring Devices
One of the most costly aspects of owning a home aside from the mortgage is paying for energy, whether it’s electricity or gas. Homeowners who want to save money on their residential energy costs can consider using net metering. This is perfect for customers who use solar power to feed their electricity needs. It helps by using a billing mechanism which can credit owners using solar energy systems for the amount of electricity they add to the city’s grid. This metering will allow customers to only use what they need each day. Additionally, customers can save money on energy costs each month by generating their own electricity efficiently and cleanly.
Smart Sense Deadbolts
Security is important when you own your own home. Unfortunately, many people find themselves locked out of their home at inconvenient times. If you don’t have a spare set of keys that are easily accessible, you will end up spending a lot of money and time hiring an emergency locksmith to get back into your home. A smart deadbolt can remedy this from ever happening. It goes beyond standard deadbolts to keep your family safe and secure. You are also able to create temporary codes for friends and family to use to gain access without the need for a key.
Click And Grow Healthy Foods
If you want to use home tech gadgets to help you live a more healthy lifestyle, there are plenty of options. One option is a “click and grow” gadget that takes the legwork out of trying to successfully grow an herb garden. An indoor planter can use smart technology to release nutrients into the soil and help you know when to maintain the plants. The sensor can even be programmed to track plant details such as water levels, oxygen, light and nutrients. You will be able to enjoy all of the results from your garden without all of the work.
If you have a pet and hate leaving them alone all day unsupervised, a petcube gadget might be just what your home needs. Most pet-owning homeowners like the idea of having the ability to keep a close eye on their beloved fur babies while they are away from home for extended periods of time. The device will allow pet owners to check in on them to ensure they are safe. When you connect the device to your smartphone, you will be able to use the HD camera to supervise from anywhere you might be located.
Smart Bed Technology
Getting a good night’s rest is crucial to your health and well-being. It can be difficult to get a good night of sleep when you are not comfortable in your own bed. A smart mattress like the Sleep Number allows users the ability to keep track of how they sleep according to the firmness level they select. It will track your breathing, body movements and heart rate to give you some insight into your overall sleep habits. You can use this information to adjust your mattress firmness and find the perfect setting.
Many of the new refrigerators available on the market today are not like they used to be. Today, many will have smart screens installed onto the doors. These Wi-Fi enabled touchscreens can allow family members to view notes, recipes, shopping lists and even the weather forecast with the touch of an icon. Additionally, the screen can be used for entertainment and music when the mood strikes or for something to watch while cooking.