Technology has come a long way in recent years and now there’s every reason to upgrade your appliances to smart alternatives, whether it is your TV, your sound system and even your microwave. These six gadgets are must-haves for your home and will improve your day to day life immensely, from providing enhanced security to making your home environment more comfortable.
Air conditioning units are an excellent investment for your property, ensuring that the interior of your home stays comfortable year-round. The modern models are energy-efficient (especially when used with the right-sized air filter) and will improve the air quality of your home, keeping humidity levels low, reducing the build-up of mould and bacteria, and helping you to enjoy a more restful sleep. Plus, they add value to your property should you ever decide to sell in the future.
Smart hubs and assistants are a common feature of the modern home and once you’ve used one, it’s easy to see why. These devices are compact but don’t let their size fool you. They have improved voice recognition, AI smarts and incredible sound output that means you’ll be able to hear it clearly wherever you are in the house.
Following on from smart hubs, smart plugs are the next gadget that you should invest in for your home. They’re easy to install and relatively cheap, but the benefits are great. They can connect to your home’s Wi-Fi, without the need to invest in a separate hub if you don’t want to and can be controlled remotely from your phone or scheduled to turn appliances on and off automatically.
Video doorbells are a great way to monitor who comes in and out of your property, including microphones and speakers. This allows you to talk to people arriving at your door from wherever you are, whether it’s to advise them where to leave a parcel, tell them you can’t come to the door or to greet visitors without needing to physically be in the property.
Wi-Fi speakers don’t just provide a cleaner and minimalistic aesthetic, but they also provide a greater sound experience. The clear, crisp frequency is a must for music lovers and the added bonus of being able to control them with a smartphone app makes them ideal for when you’re relaxed and want to access your iTunes library or other streaming services from the comfort of your sofa.
Door and Window Sensors
Securing your home and ensuring that it feels safe at all times is incredibly important and, luckily, technology can be used to provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Door and window sensors make is simple to monitor your home remotely, as well as being notified when there is a risk of intrusive activity. You can even check whether the doors and windows are closed from anywhere, so you never have to go into a panic that you’ve left the door unlocked again.