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    Convert Your House Into a Smart Home of the Future

    jacelynrichards Adventurer

      Majority of us fantasize of the day when we can have a smart home like George’s from The Jetson's or Tony Stark’s in the Iron Man movies. A smart home is that responds without us having to lift a finger and then configures our room accordingly.

      So, how to get the home of the future at the moment? Fortunately the power of Wi-Fi, the magic of smartphones and more and more of the devices being connected to the Internet, are making it simpler than ever to alter our houses into smart homes. You have got plethora of tech to pick from – lights and heating you control remotely, locks that recognize your mobile, a washing machine that will talk to your phone and security cameras you can check wherever you are.

      So in the spirit of offering our homes the tech makeovers they deserve, here are great ways to smarten your home and make it in tune with you.

      Security Smarts

      With the August Smart Lock, your phone unlocks your phone unlocks your front door automatically as you move toward. You can even open the door remotely when you are not home – say, for a delivery. Thanks to encryption it’s truly protected than a key, which can be copied. In addition you can issue virtual keys to allow visitors into your house sometimes.

      A simpler alternative is the Yale Keyless Digital Lock. Though not clever as the August, but it includes some advance controls to your door.

      If locks are not sufficient the Canary is there. It senses all. Temperature, motion, air quality and humidity everything is monitored. There is also a microphone on board, wide angle and HD night vision camera. All of which can be fed to your mobile.

      Let There Be Illumination

      You can manage your lights from anywhere with your phone, and work the lights with the striking switch unit – which is smart enough to turn lights on and off based on sunrise and sunset times where you reside.

      A simpler way to include smarts to your lights, without any installation effort. Twirl the Philips Hue bulbs in, connect the Wi-Fi adapter to your router, and set up the app on your phone. Then you can manage color, timer settings, light intensity at the touch of a screen. If you have a Philits Ambilight TV and the Ambilight ++Hue app, you can also sync up your bulbs with the TV, scattering color from the screen all across your room.

      Eventual Control

      For inventive types there is Ninja Block. This hub allows you to include sensors and observe them from anyplace. You can get a text when the motion sensor in your hallway goes off, can monitor the temperature if you have left your pet at home, can attach a motor to your door and a NFC sensor so it auto-opens on your return. Thanks to Arduino compatibility and the Ubuntu Linux OS this – and anything besides you can imagine – is feasible.

      Everything plugged in with this WiFi plug socket can be turned on or off instantly, or at timed instants, from your smartphone. You can leave on and turn off light, hair strengtheners, your console and anything after you are out of the house.

      For instance, the British Gas Remote Heating Control System is an elegant way to supervise and manage your heating. You can change your home thermostat from your mobile application system, or think of superior timings making use of the website – all with simple tradition wall thermostat for everyone puzzled by the superior tech.

      Next is the Nest thermostat. Ease from smarts makes this a very alluring option. All you require to do is twirl the temperature up and down as you want it, and Nest will be trained and adjust with your life. It aim is to build the best temperature to match your life while saving maximum money and energy. And certainly, it’s all smartphone handy.

      Associated Kitchen

      1. Touch Screen Refrigerator

      There is no basis why your refrigerator cannot do extra than just keep food cold. The latest smart fridge from Samsung has a Wi-Fi-enabled LCD screen that allows you to access your applications. Maintain grocery list, browse the Web for recipes, and check the weather – everything from your refrigerator door.

      2. Bosch Dishwasher

      The whole thing about the latest Bosch 800 Plus Series Dishwasher is smart. There is a flexible third rack for awkward items behind its door, built-in water softener and a touch-screen control panel. A complete-colour text display gives maintenance updates and cycle status. Bosch Dishwasher is simply brilliant!

      The above mentioned appliances, devices and gadgets are designed to boost your home’s tech IQ. Efficient mobile application developers would help to opt for an entire smart home system that does all work for you.