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Homes of the future

Going back to the future with home automation systems.

Homes of the future have always fascinated us. Wouldn’t it be interesting if you could walk into your kitchen and your fridge tells you what food and drink choices you can make. Or if you are running low on grocery items, the fridge will actually tell you what items you need to pick up during your weekly grocery run.

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Or better yet, imagine that you are at work and rather than coming home to a cold home in the winter, you could command your home to feel as warm as the tropics by the time that you arrive home. These are just a few ideas of what future homes have in store.

 

There is no need to feel like you will be stuck in a time warp. Retro or classic looks have their place, however it is the look of innovation that will really inspire homeowners, lodgers and guests. There’s an increase in smart technology and gadgets that are contributing to the installation of home automation systems in Australia. Below are a few futuristic ways to create the wow factor in your home.

Future homes will communicate with us and make our lives better.
From the movies, we expected talking houses with artificial intelligence. Although we are edging closer towards this, we are in a good position to communicate better with our homes via the automation systems that we install within the home. Essentially, the home will provide smarter functionality from the use of computer and wireless technology. You can have some of the coolest gadgets in your own place and have them all talk to each other to improve the convenience and functionality within your home.

 

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Setting the ambiance of your home.
You can set the ambiance of your home to different settings at the stroke of a finger. Configure your lighting or heating that you want to create for the interior of your home. Should you feel the need to change the dynamic of the environment via sound, you can configure your home’s sound system to play music or soothing sounds around the home as and when you please.

Never lose your keys again!
It’s frustrating when you can’t find the things that you desperately need in that moment. When it comes to losing (rather misplacing) the car keys, finding them can be a nightmare. In the future, you could have your home track where your keys are located or even set off an alarm to help you find them. Additionally, this can be applied to other household items such as remote controls, mobile phones and other portable devices.

Smarter energy consumption.
Imagine having a green-friendly home that does the green thinking for you. That is a smart idea! There are some homes that use natural lighting to add to the warmth and brightness of the home. Automating shutters, curtains and blinds can help with keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Furthermore, you will be doing your part to help the environment.

Give your home an added level of security.
You should feel safe when you are sleeping at night. A smarter home can add an extra level of security by integrating alarm and camera systems in the home with your smart devices. The accessibility of the security data can be accessed from your smart device by configuring alerts and live data streaming such as video to your smart device.

This is an exciting era to be in when it comes to technology for the home. There is the opportunity to automate your home from the palm of your hand and with the push of a button. Don’t get stuck in the past. Seek out the new and creative ways to modernize your home for the better.