If you think your home isn’t futuristic enough, you probably haven’t added the latest high-tech features. These four gadgets will put your house on the cutting edge.
Petcube Pet Sitter
Pets often get bored during the day while their families are away at work and school. This boredom often turns into mischief. It doesn’t take long before your dog discovers that chewing the couch is a lot more fun than sleeping on it.
A nanny cam can show you what happens when you’re not at home, but it can’t prevent your pet from getting into trouble. That’s where the Petcube comes in.
Petcube is a camera that lets you monitor your animals at any time. Unlike most monitoring devices, though, it has a built-in microphone that offers two-way communication. When you see your furry friend doing something naughty, you can command her to stop through the Petcube.
It’s not certain whether pets are following commands or just really confused by a disembodied voice. Regardless, it does the trick.
Smart thermostats connect to your home’s computer network so you can take control of the temperature and track your energy use. You can also control a smart thermostat from your smartphone.
NewAge Air installs a variety of WiFi-enabled thermostats that will help you lower your monthly utility bill. When you have a smart thermostat in your home, you can program it to follow a specific temperature schedule. Most people set thermostats so their HVAC systems don’t do as much work during the day while they are at work.
Since smart thermostats let you track your energy usage, you can also look for easy ways to reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas used to heat and cool your home.
You want a good sound system for your home, but you don’t want a bunch of wires strung across the rooms. Some people avoid this problem by running wires through the ceiling and under the carpet. That way, at least they aren’t an eyesore.
WiFi speakers offer a more convenient way to get great sound without the wires. You can position them anywhere inside or outside your house, which is perfect for days spent by the pool.
Best of all, you won’t have to damage your ceiling or floor to hide ugly wires.
Self-sterilizing Door Handles
Door handles have to be some of the most disgusting objects in your home. With so many people touching them throughout the day, you never know what kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses accumulate there.
With a self-sterilizing door handle, you’ll have fewer worries about spreading sickness in your home.
These door handles have special designs that include UV lamps. After you use the handle, UV light shines on it, killing nasty bacteria and germs. It’s a pretty straightforward idea, but for some reason designers have just recently started to incorporate it into their handles.
There are plenty of high-tech features that you can add to your home. Start with these and see where you can go from there.