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Smart home devices that save you time

Would you like to get some free time back throughout the week? From helping with daily chores to assisting you through your morning routine, smart home devices can help save you valuable time. Home automation allows you to remotely control your smart devices from your phone or tablet. No more getting out of bed to turn off the lights or leaving work to check if you locked the front door. Home automation takes care of all of that for you, so you can seamlessly go about your day. This is how a smart home can save you time and energy.

Greet guests remotely

Whether it’s expected or not, a knock at the door can interrupt whatever you’re doing. Maybe you’re gardening in the backyard, folding laundry or away at the office. Whatever it is, having to stop to let someone in can delay the task at hand. A smart doorbell with a camera allows you to see who’s at the front door from virtually anywhere. Pair it with a smart lock and you can conveniently give your guests access to your home with a touch of a button. You can also avoid answering the door for unwanted guests, such as solicitors or strangers.

Man setting up smart routines to save time

Get ahead of your chores

Between washing the dishes and scrubbing the bathroom, chores can pile up. Luckily, there’s a way to cross vacuuming off your list without lifting a finger. A robot vacuum can help dust off your home, even while you’re away. You can program it to vacuum at specific times or manually start it with a smart home app when you notice the dust bunnies start piling up. One less chore to do means more time for doing the things you want.  

Keep an eye on your pet

Perhaps one of the hardest things about going to work is having to leave your loyal companion behind. From scratching up the furniture to barking at every little noise, pets can find not-so-ideal ways to make the time fly. If you’re worried your four-legged friend is up to no good while you’re gone, get an indoor pet camera to keep an eye on them. Feeling like you have to rush home or call a neighbor to check on your pet can impede on your day. A wifi-connected pet camera can save you hours of worry by letting you monitor them remotely.  

 

Schedule appliances around your routine

Couple setting up smart routines for electronics

One of the best things about home automation is that you can create routines for your connected devices so they work around your schedule. The most common include smart plugs, smart lights and smart locks. However, a routine can be created with any smart device connected to your home automation system. For example:

 

  • Schedule your lights to turn on with your morning alarm at 7 a.m. and have them set for bed at 10 p.m.
  • Set a routine for the coffee maker to turn on every morning at 7:30 a.m., so you’re ready for your daily grind.

Tell your home automation system to lock the doors when you leave for work every day at 8 a.m. or manually do it from your phone.

Smart home technology was designed to make your life more convenient. Your time is valuable, and with smart home devices that take some of the more mundane tasks off your plate, you can focus on conquering the day.

 

 

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