Ideas for updating the Tech in your home!
Moving into the New Year if you are looking to update the tech in your home we have a few ideas for you!
Smart bulbs, can be used in lamps and ceiling lights. They will control the lighting in each room and can be connected together to make scenes for example movie night, all off, on holiday, wake me up! They can be controlled though an app on your phone or a remote control.
Smart Cameras, security when you are away from home. They are motion activated and can send you a notification when motion is detected (this can be set to private so when you are home it does not record.)There is an app on your phone which controls the camera so you have first-hand footage whilst you are out.
Smart heating, remotely control your heating and hot water. You can build schedules eg. the heating to come on in 3 rooms at 7am and in all the rooms at 10am. There is an app for your phone so you can control it from wherever you are, in bed or on the other side of the world! This is a scalable solution so you can start with one room control and keep adding until you have the whole house controlled.
Amazon Echo, these have come down in price so are now very reasonable. You can play music through the Echo by streaming your preferred music platform eg. Spotify, Apple Music etc. The Echo can also control your lighting, heating and security when linked up to the relevant equipment (it can control points 1 – 3 above.) The Echo can also be used as a personal assistant to schedule tasks, ask questions, order things and more all by using your voice.
If you would like any help or advice on any of these products please contact the office when we reopen on 2nd January 2018. Happy New Year!