[ecis2016.org] We look at some new-age gadgets that can convert your existing home into a smart automated home, without any major investment
Gadgets, such as wearables, home appliances and electronics, can convert your regular home into a smart home. There was a time when smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Assistant, were one of the trendiest gadgets to have. Not anymore! Let us look at some of the latest gadgets for home owners.
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Sanitising station for mobile phones
With more importance being given to sanitising commonly-touched objects due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this will soon become a necessity for all smartphone owners. Right now, it is available only for a few brands of smartphones. It works as a wireless charger that also sanitises the phone with UV rays. In other words, it is like a power bank, with the sanitising capabilities.
With Bedjet, you can maintain the temperature of your bedding. It can heat up your bedding in just three minutes or cool it and all this can be controlled through a remote or your mobile app.
Mobile-controlled accent lighting
Imagine having all the lighting functionality in a single bulb. Companies like Lumen have come out with a bulb which has RGB filters that can generate millions of colours, based on your requirement. All of this can be controlled using your mobile phone app.
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Smart air-conditioner kit
You can simply attach this kit to your existing appliance. The thermostat of the kit will sense the room temperature and will turn your air-conditioner on and off to maintain it. You can also schedule it, to automatically turn your appliance on and off or monitor the energy usage. You can even change the temperature from anywhere, using a smartphone app.
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Forgot to switch off the fan? With smart switches you can switch it off from anywhere. There are a number of variants of these switches, which also include voice-controlled switches.
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Smart window display
Smart window displays let you choose from over 1,000 beautiful scenes from its directory. You can change these views, as often as you want. Also, these views are actually videos with 4K resolution, which means your view will move as it would in real life. Available in different display sizes, you can choose anything from 27-inch to anything bigger that suits your home.
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Window / door sensor
Do you leave your parents or children at home, while you are at work? If you are concerned about their safety at home, you can try window/door sensors, which are available in small sizes, which can send a notification to you, whenever the door or window is opened. These sensors are equipped with magnets and as soon as it is misaligned, you will get a notification.
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Alexa, start the shower! Yes, that is possible now. You can link your showers with your voice command assistant, to start, stop and pause your shower. You can also control the water temperature using your mobile phone and save your preferences for daily use. You can set up your shower, without even stepping in.
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Do you find it difficult to wake up in the morning or you have the habit of snoozing the alarm multiple times? Techies have created a perfect alarm clock for such people. This clock comes with a wheel which makes it go around the room and will continue to beep, till you get off your bed and turn it off. This way, you can no longer snooze the alarm and sleep again.
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