Essential Technology That Every Home Should Have

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Technology progresses so quickly that it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind. There are constant updates and improvements. It can also feel like as soon as you buy a new product, it’s not all too long before the upgrade has been released. But don’t worry. You don’t necessarily have to delve into the depths of tech geek lifestyle to get technology to work for you and your home. Truth be told, you only need a few essential items to help your days run more smoothly and hassle free. Here are our top picks.

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You may be used to your PC but a laptop is an indispensible item. Why? Its portability. You can start projects, work or socialising anywhere at any time. You can take your files and documents along with you wherever you go, even if that’s abroad on holiday! So update from your computer tower and monitor. If you don’t tend to use computers or laptops at all, now may be the time to start. It’s a big investment, but there are options for payment plans. It isn’t all about social media and business emails. There are so many apps nowadays that can help you with your day to day routines and activities. Some will organize your schedule for you, some will store your favorite recipes, others will manage your exercise regime. Just take the time to see what’s out there.


Mobile Thermostats


Nobody likes returning to a chilly home in the evening. But, believe it or not, there’s a mobile app to fix that. Mobile thermostats allow you to turn your heating systems on, off, up and down, even when you’re not at home. So when you’re finishing work and about to head back to your humble abode, you can turn the heating on, ready for your home to be warm and toasty when you walk through the door. This is also perfect for the lazy amongst us. In bed and feeling too warm? Not to worry. You can turn the temperature down without even having to head downstairs.


Light Dimmers


The lighting in any room can completely change the atmosphere. So give yourself more extensive lighting options by installing dimmer switches. These allow you to decide on the exact brightness of the lighting in different rooms in your home. You can have bright lighting for your kitchen where you’ll be cooking and active, then lower it as you place your food at the table, ready to relax and eat.

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Pet Cams


Ever wonder what your pets get up to while you’re out of the house? Worry that they might be getting themselves into trouble? You can keep an eye on them even when you’re not in to watch them yourself. Pet cams can be set up and you can watch the stream from your cell phone. Whether that’s in one room or multiple rooms. So no more need to worry! You can know what your four legged friend is up to at all times.

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