Technology Enhances Our Daily Living
Stepping Into a New Tomorrow
We are on the doorstep of a futuristic tomorrow. Technology and innovation are being woven into the fibers of our everyday lives to enrich and enhance daily activity.
In Our Homes
We never imagined that the futuristic style of living would reach us in our lifetime, but it is here! Many jokingly admit we are starting to live like the “Jetsons” with our lives being run autonomously.
Smart homes are trending worldwide providing us with ease of living while promoting a sense of security within the home environment. Existing homeowners are custom-installing devices that are tailored to their needs whereas home builders are designing super-smart-homes from the ground up. All are within the control of the smartphone.
Smart Home Devices
You can control lighting in your home from remote areas worldwide through your smartphone. This technology provides the ability to turn lights on and off when you are away not only for security reasons but for pets that are in the home.
There are smart appliances available to install in your home that provides a host of tasks within the kitchen area.
- Oven: you can store a prepared meal in the oven at a desired cold temperature and program the oven to cook the meal at the desired time. When you arrive home, you have a warm meal ready in the oven!
- Refrigerator: your refrigerator keeps inventory on what you have inside of it, and as you use things, it maintains a food inventory so when you run low or run out of something, it can order from the local grocery store and have it delivered. You can access your favorite TV programs from the refrigerator computer panel or skype or facetime someone.
- Washer and Dryer: program these appliances to start and stop at desired times while you are out of the house.
- Coffee Maker: program to make a fresh pot of coffee at any time of the day.
While you are out of the house or away, you can control your central air heating and air conditioning. If you are on vacation and have pets at home, you have the assurance your pet is secure with the appropriate temperature.
A good security monitoring system provides you with ease of mind knowing your home is protected against home invasion or when you have sitters for your children or pets.
You can check in with your system at anytime anywhere to view both interior and exterior areas via your smartphone.
Doors can be locked or unlocked from your smartphone. If you have pet sitters, it is excellent to use to let them in each time or give them your code to allow keyless entry. This concept replaces leaving a key under the doormat!
For tech gurus and entertainment enthusiasts, this system provides the ability to fine-tune your entertainment experience. It also gives you the ability to turn your TV on and off anytime anywhere for added security and to keep your pets from feeling lonely.
When you are away from home, this system will alert the Fire Department of smoke or fire. This provides ease of mind if you have pets.
Taking innovation a step further, furniture is now being designed with concepts that incorporate technology as well as design creativity.
- Sofas and Chairs: are electric and have USB ports to connect your phone or laptop.
- Beds: have the technology to sense your needs and record your sleep pattern. It provides you with support customized to your body. Throughout the night, as your body moves, the smart bed will adjust to pressure points while supporting the back and neck.
- Side Tables: will charge your smartphone and smartwatch by just laying them down on top of the table. USB and charging ports are also available in the tables.
Smart Homes and the Future
With the advancement of technology, our home life as we know it will become effortless. In time, we may even see the mundane tasks of daily life give way to artificial intelligence.