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Sep 2021

Level Up Your Home: For More Reasons Than Safety

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

One way technology in the home can protect you

How to keep your house clean with technology

Ways you can keep your technology safe

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

One way technology in the home can protect you

How to keep your house clean with technology

Ways you can keep your technology safe

There’s an abundance of technological options when it comes to protecting and sustaining your humble abode, from camera doorbells to installing motion sensor lights outside your home. And those are only a few examples of how you can keep your property safe. Utilizing everything technology has to offer, in terms of protecting your home, is extremely easy and wide-ranging. To help you out, we’ll provide you with some of the available tools and suggestions to level up your home and ensure your peace of mind when you lie down to sleep.

Smart home security system and doors 

Remember the days of plugging a four-digit pin into your alarm system? It was like a game of “beat the clock” before the alarm system chirped to wake up the whole neighborhood. Thankfully, those days have passed, and now the opening, closing, and locking of your doors can all be done through an app on your smartphone.

Automating appliances

Updating your home’s devices will help preserve your home’s health by keeping it efficient and clean. How cool is it to know you can write your grocery list digitally on your refrigerator and send it to yourself? Or better yet, open an app and see what’s in your refrigerator so you don’t have to make two trips to the store in one day! We’re even afforded the ease of having our items delivered to us when we’re running low.

Then there’s the convenience of a programmable robot vacuum that’ll run by itself when you’re away from home. Plus, it gets the dust out of all those hard-to-reach places. Someone cleaning up after your family every day without having to think about it isn’t just a figment of your imagination anymore. Talk about living like the Jetsons!

However, it doesn’t stop there. Some thermostats let you set the temperature in each room of your home via an app. You don’t have to be at home to save money on your heating bill. So, on those cold winter nights when you want to wrap up in a blanket and watch a movie with your family, the temperature will be just right.

Entertainment of the ages

We’ve been accustomed to the use of remote controls for some time now, but now we’re in the hands-free world of making a request out loud to your listening device so the song you want to hear plays. All-out jam sessions have never been so easy. Additionally, now you’re able to dim the lights through voice activation and have your movie of choice play on-command.

But remember, making sure that you have a secure, unique, and ever-changing wi-fi password will protect each of these different devices from hackers. You wouldn’t want all these luxuries lost in an instant, so consider setting up a separate router exclusively for your wireless electronics. So, if worse comes to worse, all your devices won’t be compromised if you should fall victim to identity thieves.

Smart homes are beneficial for everyone. With them, you can watch your kids get home from school, feed your dog automated treats throughout the day, and change the music from different rooms in your home. At the end of a hard day, how nice is it to know that you can program your home to however you’re feeling? It’s too bad it can’t pour you a glass of wine and have dinner ready for the family, but let's just give it a little time!