The smart homes of the future

Technology is advancing at a break neck pace. 10 years ago it would have been hard to imagine that we would all carry super computers in our pockets everywhere we go. But today, our smartphones are the most important items on our person. Technology hasn’t just advanced in phones though; it’s transforming the world we live in.

So how will it change our homes? What can we expect to see in the next few years?

Here’s our look at smart homes of the future.

Security

As a security company you won’t be too amazed that we want to look at the future of home security first and foremost.

Your first line of defence against a burglar will be the lock on your doors.  They’ve been around for hundreds of years, but now it looks like technology could be coming forward to do away with your key. Smartlocks.

We’ll look at one in particular here to give you an idea of what they’re capable of. It’s called the August Smartlock, and it is designed to sit over the deadlock on your door and be controlled via your Bluetooth hooked up phone. There are a whole host of features, one is that when you’re in certain range of your door, it’ll recognise the phone in your pocket and unlock.

Pretty cool. They’ve still go long way to go, and we wouldn’t recommend them over traditional locks just yet, but you get the idea.

If you want to make your home more secure the reliable, old fashioned way, get in touch with us at Mike B Security here.

Heating

We all know leaving the heating on for too long can take a huge hit on our energy bills, so wouldn’t it be great being able to control that? Nest is a smart thermostat that will help you control your homes heating. It learns your habits, and then changes the heat accordingly, maintains consistent temperatures saving you energy, and you can control it from your smartphone.

The kitchen

Like the idea of knowing what’s in your fridge at all times? Wouldn’t it be great if your fridge could determine itself whether a food needs replenishing?

Well you can with an Internet Refrigerator. That isn’t all they can do though. Some offer up the chance to watch TV on them, listen to MP3s, add DVDs, and more.

They’re a little pricey, but it won’t be too long in the future that they’ll be affordable for every home owner.

So, they’re just a handful of items that will adorn the future home. What do you think? Are they going to be good enough, or will you stick to the more traditional items?

Let us know!