“The future is now old man” yells Dewey, sitting atop his brothers shoulders in the popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.
While Dewey was right, we don’t think he had any idea what the future was going to look like; neither did Dr. Jaap Haartsen in 1994 when he invented Bluetooth. From the first mobile phone with Bluetooth capacity in 2000 to Bluetooth headsets and to Wi-Fi radio, Bluetooth has made tremendous progress over the years.
Not only has Bluetooth made communicating and pairing our sound devices easier, it’s also very capable of making your life at home much easier.
Today we are going to show you some products that will instantly add utility to your everyday life.
Smart Thermostat: No more midnight trips to the thermostat because you woke up in the middle of the night shivering. Controlled with your phone or even voice, smart thermostats allow for supreme control of the temperature; some even come with additional sensors you can place throughout your house to ensure your home is always at the perfect temperature.
Smart Lock: It’s very understandable that people gave doubts about these types of systems. A simple technology breach or failure could render your home exposed to intruders or lock you outside of your home. Therefore you must shop for the proper systems to ensure no points of failure.
Smart locks allow control from a distance; you won’t have to have get out of bed to see if you’ve locked your door at night. When paired with smart doorbells, you can remotely allow access to anyone you want to enter your home. No more forgetting your keys!
Smart Doorbell: A technology that’s already captured a large share of the market, smart doorbells offer homeowners an additional set of eyes. Depending on the type of device, the device notifies the homeowner when it detects motion or when someone rings the doorbell. The homeowner then can have a conversation with whomever rung the doorbell and can even alert emergency services if they feel threatened.
Google’s Nest Hello doorbell even uses facial recognition!
Smart Plugs: Probably the easiest new piece of tech to install; you simply plug it in to an outlet, then plug whatever you want controlled into the smart plug. With a compact design that doesn’t block adjacent ports, smart plugs connect with your phones and allow homeowners control over their appliances. You can hook up your coffee machine with a remote timer to brew coffee as soon as you open your eyes; if you’re tired of your kids playing Xbox during bedtime, you can hook up their gaming system to a smart plug and control their gaming time. Possibilities are endless!
Smart Light Bulbs: Best invention since sliced bread? Probably not. Pretty dang close? Yep.
Manual light switches become a problem when you’ve gotten cozy in your bed but forgot the lights were on: you ruin your sleep just walking to the light switch and back. Or maybe you forgot to turn off the lights in the basement, and don’t want to turn them off and and then throw yourself up the stairs before the monsters get you (we know you still run up the basement stairs but we won’t tell). The utility homeowners receive from smart lights is extensive and obvious.
The future truly is now. Call it wanting a smart home or call it wanting to be lazy, the products really do speak for themselves.
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