Three Smart Technologies No Home Should Be Without

Last Updated on April 11, 2024 by SampleBoard

Technology is increasingly becoming a more integral part of our lives, and as a result, we’re discovering innovative ways to transform homes into intelligent, efficient places that maximize modern comfort.

Much like Tony Stark, you too can now control many aspects of your home by voice command, from your lights to your heating, to your appliances.

But it’s not just the cool factor that’s drawing many people to adopt smart technology into their homes – these clever tools can also help maximize your homes’ efficiency, saving both money and energy.

For the houseproud technophile, here are three smart home technologies you’ll want to incorporate into your home.

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1. Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating is a game changer when it comes to home comfort. By warming your living spaces from the ground up, heat is distributed evenly throughout your home.

You can have either warm-water tubing or electric cable underfloor heating, but both work more efficiently than traditional radiators – reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on your energy bills.

The luxurious invisibility of this heating system makes it particularly attractive to those keen on interior design, as you will no longer have bulky radiators taking up premium wall space.

As the heating covers a large area, it can maintain a constant temperature more easily and uses less energy in the process.

Underfloor heating is up to 40% more efficient than radiators at warming your home when used with a heat pump, and 25% more so even without. 

Pairing your new heating system with a smart thermostat can also allow you to remotely control the temperature of each room individually at the tap of a button, saving even more energy from being wasted.

Finally, having to wear slippers and draughty cold spots are a thing of the past!

2. Smart lighting

Ever wanted to have a relaxing bath under dim, colorful lights, like the jacuzzi at the spa?

With smart light bulbs, you can adjust the brightness and color of all of your lights individually, room by room, or all at once via your smartphone.

From entertaining guests to leaving a night light on for the kids, with a simple touch of a button or a voice command you can create an ambience to suit any mood effortlessly.

Never again will you have to worry about whether or not you’ve forgotten to turn off a light after leaving the house.

You can integrate your smart lighting and all other smart technologies with a smart hub such as Alexa, which allows you to manage all of your various super-powered tools easily.

Set timers for lights to switch on and off, manage your lighting away from home, and easily set the mood for any occasion with effortless elegance.

3. Security systems

Home security systems have come a long way from bulky CCTV cameras that capture grainy, daytime-only images.

Smart security cameras can now be operated remotely, and include innovative features such as motion detection and real-time surveillance to suit many needs.

Whether you need to spy on your pets or want to ensure your premises remain secure, setting up a smart surveillance system protects both your valuables and your loved ones.

For those who travel frequently, the reassurance from being able to ‘look in’ on their homes is a great stress reliever.

Many systems send alerts to your devices in the event of unusual activity, allowing you to act to protect your home even if you’re on the other side of the world.

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