Smart homes are our greatest ally in modern society. With work days and social schedules that stretch across weeks and months, time is a valuable concept for most individuals. When your mind is already overcome by the stresses of work and other day-to-day inconveniences, make your home your sanctuary where you are on top of everything at once. If you’re not sure what I mean when I say ‘Smart Homes’, it is essentially a home that features devices which can perform an endless number of tasks for you so that you can spend your time on other hobbies or interests. View the Smart Home range at Harvey Norman and let me take you through my seven time saving tricks using your very own smart home.
- Hands-Free Shopping Lists.
Smart Fridges can do almost everything – except make dinner! For example, the Samsung 651L French Door Fridge features voice activation that allows you to make or add to shopping lists, play music or carry out other commands with the Samsung Family Hub apps.
- Robotic Cleaners.
The Roomba does the cleaning for you. Various models of the Roomba perform differing tasks however they all serve to vacuum your floors and maintain a clean home for you to come home to each day. Tick off vacuuming from the Saturday chore-list as your trusty Roomba has it all done for you.
- The Google Home.
The Google Home at Harvey Norman has the capacity to help you keep on top of your schedule and provide you with a mini assistant that is always ready at the drop of a hat. With an inbuilt Google Assistant program, you can ask your Google Home any question and receive an answer without even touching your phone.
The Google Chromecast removes the need for bulky cables and impatient families who want to enjoy life on the big screen. With a simple port plugged into your TV, you can cast your smart phone onto your television screen for viewing of your music, photos, videos or streaming apps. Don’t waste time plugging in computers or buying compatible ports, with the Chromecast you can transport on the big screen in a matter of seconds.
- Wireless Home Speakers.
Don’t ever feel the need to fiddle around with wires and multiple sound systems again. Smart Wireless Home Speakers such as the Sonos PLAY:5 give you versatility without sacrificing their quality of sound. You can stream your favourite music and pair up additional compatible speakers around your home all through your WIFI system.
- Smart Air Conditioner Units.
Having control over your air conditioner unit is a huge responsibility. In an attempt to save energy, it’s best to only use it during the hottest parts of your day but as soon as you turn it on, you’re playing a dangerous game. Easily forgotten about, your air con can stay on all night, racking up your energy bill all because you forgot to switch it off. This is where smart air con units are not only time saving but money saving as well. A built in weekly timer and the ability to control the unit from your phone, the Mitsubishi Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner will keep your home at a cool temperature this summer, without listing a finger.
- Smart Pet Feeders
Never again will you have your pets following you around at 6PM reminding you that it’s almost their dinner time. The Petble Pet Smart Food Bowl gives families with pets a time saving solution. With Bluetooth connectivity, this bowl will send alerts to your phone and allows you to control the quantity and frequency of meals thanks to its inbuilt scales.
In a world that never sleeps, we can often find ourselves caught up in the daily hustle and bustle and lose track of the time and what needs to be done. With the addition of smart devices to your home, you can be sure that those small daily tasks that often are forgotten about are done for you. Get your home to work with you, thanks to the range of Smart devices on the market today. Make your house a Smart Home and reclaim the time in your day to relax, unwind and feel your stresses melt away.