Technological innovations have significantly changed our way of living. They not only make life more convenient and enjoyable, but these modern advancements help us live more safely and securely too. While some innovations are more useful than others, some are simply life-changing. Here are our top 10 picks on new technologies that make our life easier – in no particular order!
Smart Home Technology
According to the latest data, around 15.9 million smart home devices are installed in homes in Australia. We’re not surprised, of course! Smart home technology is a practical application in every residential (and even commercial) property. Smart Home systems like Pixie allow you to have automatic control of your home devices, appliances, and main systems from a single device. With a smart home system, you can even manage your daily energy and water consumption through an intelligent monitoring and control system. How smart is that?
Since we’re on the topic of smart home technology, home assistants are definitely worth mentioning too. Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant is not just for playing music anymore. They can perform major functions to simplify the daily aspects of your life, from adjusting your room’s temperature or lighting with a simple voice command. What’s even better is that some home assistants can be programmed to access your mobile phone shortcuts and automatically perform tasks for you, such as ordering your groceries. In a nutshell, voice assistants are designed to make your life easier by reducing the work you have to complete every day.
Modern CCTV Cameras
Gone are the days when CCTV cameras were just fixtures in commercial settings, such as malls, shops, and other business facilities. Security cameras have evolved in such a way that they can now provide the ultimate protection for homeowners and businesses, equipped with amazing features like facial recognition, facial detection, as well as intrusion detection alerts. They have become an undoubtedly essential tool that’s powerful enough to prevent burglaries and other dangerous circumstances.
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In addition to CCTV cameras, smart doorbells are practical and useful too. This innovative device takes your regular doorbell a notch higher. It uses a camera, speaker and microphone, and motion sensors that allow you to view your visitors and observe comings and goings on your doorstep. It also lets you go on a video chat with whoever’s at the door through your mobile device and even lets the camera record a message for you. Think voicemails for your front door!
Smart locks offer another layer of protection to homes and businesses. It’s a WiFi or Bluetooth enabled device that lets you lock and unlock your doors with the tap of a finger, a simple voice command, or through a mobile app. They also feature logs so even when you’re hundreds of miles away, you can see who goes in and out of your property. This allows you to easily know whether your kids are home from school or if your house sitter arrives and leaves on time. A relatively new and evolving security technology, smart locks offer a variety of features for every need.
Hint: Some intercom systems already offer this amazing feature!
Just like security cameras, intercoms have also gone a long way. Initially, they were just voice devices that are used mainly for communication convenience. But now, they serve as an integral part of big-scale security systems that protect schools, offices, residential communities, industrial facilities, and more. Today’s intercoms also offer video functionalities too, so it makes verifying who is at the door easier. There are plenty of intercom system options available for every need!
It’s amazing how robot vacuum cleaners have come a long way since they were first invented. Now, they can automatically navigate all the corners of your home and keep track of the areas they clean. They can also be programmed to do their rounds even while you’re out of the house, so you don’t have to worry about taking the time to vacuum out of your free time. What’s even better is that some robot vacuum models automatically return to their docking station to recharge at the end of each cleaning cycle, so no worries about them having low batteries.
Open Instagram and you’ll find captivating videos taken in bird’s-eye view. But drone cameras do not just exist for leisurely purposes. Although they were actually created for military use, many people are now benefitting from these incredible devices too. For professionals in certain roles, they can be used for easier weather monitoring, land surveying, land mapping, and other important activities. Meanwhile, for regular people, this modern gadget can be used for some usually difficult tasks like checking vital parts of your roof or chimney. With drones, damage detection for home maintenance and safety is easier than ever.
Keeping track of your energy usage at your home or business is made easier with energy monitors. One of its main purposes is to detect which appliances on your property are responsible for energy waste by monitoring your electricity usage in real-time, including those you are not using but are plugged in. In the past, calculating energy usage is a tricky task. But with energy monitors, you get full transparency on your power consumption so you can make adjustments to lower your energy bills.
Smart Smoke Alarms
Basically, yesterday’s smoke detectors mostly only functions by making a sound when it detects smoke or fire. But with a smart smoke alarm system, you not only get an alert when you’re at home, but you also get an alarm even if you’re far away. Amazingly enough, it is also able to alert firefighting teams on their own. This lets you get one step ahead of fire hazards to protect one of your biggest investments, which is your home!
These are just 10 of the many wonderful technological innovations you can use to make your everyday living simpler, smarter, and more secure. They’ll save you time, energy, and money so you can spend your days enjoying life’s pleasures a lot more. If you want to take advantage of these modern devices and have them on your own property, reach out to us. We can help find and provide solutions for you.
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