You might recall the first time you saw smart technology for the home. Whether it was a camera connected to your smartphone or a doorbell that tells you who’s at the door, you were probably fairly amazed.
It has only gotten better. Now, state-of-the-art apartments and homes are equipped with even more astounding smart technology. Check out some of the coolest gadgets currently being installed in residences all over the world.
Refrigerators That Inventory Your Food
Have you ever gone to the grocery store for an item and pondered whether you needed anything else? Do you have enough sauce for your barbecue, or do you need to buy more?
Short of calling home and hoping someone was there to look, you had no way of knowing for sure if your fridge was properly stocked. Until now, that is.
Smart refrigerators today will inventory all your groceries and send the information to your smartphone. You can check it from anywhere, so you’ll never have to spend time wondering at the supermarket again.
Smart Security Robots
Can’t afford to hire a security guard? Just buy a security robot. These tools are new and improving all the time, but they’ve already shown significant promise in keeping homes and residents safer.
Several security robots are on nearing the market, such as Orbii, which is in the midst of crowdfunding on Indiegogo. This little orb will roll around your home, detect potential threats, and instantly send live video to your phone.
It monitors both intrusions as well as problems within your home. For example, if you leave the stove on, it will let you know so you can go home and stop a serious hazard (that is, if you don’t already have the capability to shut it off remotely).
There’s also Appbot Riley, a WiFi-enabled tool you control from your smartphone. You can view live feed anywhere in your home as the robot moves around on continuous track wheels. It’s like having a guard dog that can alert you of danger even if you’re miles away.
Air Quality Monitors and Improvers
Unfortunately, air pollution is getting worse in many areas around the world. Of course, some cities overseas are much worse than any in the U.S., but the federal EPA reports a significant reduction in air quality across the nation in recent years.
Air pollution can seep into homes through windows and doors, so you could be breathing bad air 24/7. But smart tools can now monitor your air quality for you.
These all-in-one tools check carbon monoxide levels, smoke, radon, volatile gases, and other particles that can be harmful to our lungs, particularly the very young and very old. Ideally, you’d want a smart gadget that not only tells you when pollution levels inside your home have gotten out of control but that will also do something about it.
The Dyson Pure Cool is one of the new tools designed to engage purification processes any time it senses danger. It can even diffuse dangerous gases that might be fatal. But it’s just one of many new air purification devices that can improve the quality of your household air.
Climate Comfort Systems
The comfort levels in your home are directly dependent upon the indoor temperatures. People who struggle to sleep at night often have the thermostat to blame, particularly during the summer when heat and humidity can make restful sleep difficult to achieve.
Full climate-control systems integrated with your smartphone can give you the power to adjust your apartment or home temperature instantly for dependable comfort. You can adjust the thermostat without leaving your bed, and the machine-learning technology installed within can eventually memorize your schedule so your thermostat is set at the most desirable temperature at all times. It increases your comfort levels while lowering utility bills.
There are also smart climate-comfort systems designed especially to help you sleep better, such as BedJet. This program uses biorhythm temperature technology to adjust heating and cooling for a higher quality of sleep.
You’ll fall asleep more quickly, rest longer, and get more REM time. BedJet also uses temperature to wake you up in the morning, which is far less jarring to one’s sleep cycle than an alarm clock.
Hard to believe how much your life can improve with the right smart technology, isn’t it? These gadgets will have all your best interests in electronic memory.