Smart home technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Today, devices such as security cameras, programmable locks as well as smart thermostats are being seen in homes across the country. However, there are a number of devices that you may not have noticed. We at A&M Homes have listed five smart home devices that might have missed your radar:
Automated Window Blinds
While opening and closing window blinds may not be such a difficult task, if you have a large number of windows in your home, you can end up spending a significant amount of time every morning and each night going through this activity.
While automated window blinds technology has been around for quite a long time now, most options require you to add a separate power outlet for the motor for each blind or shade. Now you can automate existing blinds and shades using a small motorized device that operates on a rechargeable solar battery; the device can be controlled via a Smartphone app.
Smart Glass Technology
Many consider automated window blinds to be dated technology. The alternative to automated window blinds is “smart glass”. The technology converts standard clear glass into a tinted or frosted glass just at the push of a button. You can also set the schedule at which you want this transformation to take place. Many windows manufacturers have launched products that have this glass built in, you also have the option to add a specialized film-coating to existing windows and turn them into smart glass features.
Smart Plumbing Installations
Every homeowner knows exactly how plumbing costs can easily add up, even with simple problems such as leaking pipes or minor cracks in toilets. One of the simplest solutions is to opt for smart plumbing technology. There are devices that track water usage and detect leaks in your water supply line. You receive alerts on a smartphone, helping you prevent severe damage, even as you conserve water. These devices also give you the option to shut off the main water supply in your home on command from your smartphone or automatically, when something goes wrong.
Indoor Air Quality Systems
The indoor air in our homes has a significant impact on the quality of our lives. Despite this, most homeowners don’t pay enough attention to it. Now indoor air quality systems are easily available that help you accomplish three important air quality tasks. They help you:
- Monitor and assess air quality
- Purify air and reduce air pollution levels
- Diffuse aromatherapy essential oils
You can use these products to help improve the air quality in your home; keep it fresh and clean and free of harmful particulates.
Today, companies such as KOHLER and many others have introduced smart bathroom products that can help you do everything from warming up your toilet seat, setting the lighting exactly the way you want it, starting the floor warmer, starting the shower at your specified temperature, touch-less flushing, listen to your favorite music and more. The interesting part is that all of this is done via voice-activated bathroom products.
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