Technology is changing the way we operate on a daily basis, specifically changing the way we live in and manage our homes. Forever we have been fascinated by the “house of the future”. Well, the future is here and growing faster than ever. With many advances in technology over the past 10 years, our devices and capabilities are only continuing to increase in complexity and design.
With so much available to us now, we wanted to highlight some of the best home technology devices on the market. These devices help enhance our creature comforts and make us more efficient in everyday life. In the second half of the post, we found some futuristic concepts and technologies for our homes to give everyone a small glimpse into the future. We are sure that you will like what you see!
Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener: This opener allows you to open or close your garage from anywhere through your smartphone. You are guaranteed the feeling of safety knowing that you can open or close your garage door from anywhere in the world, with just Wi-Fi and your smartphone. The company also plans to add geofencing capabilities in the future, so the device can sense when you’re near your driveway to automatically open the door and then close it when your car is safely inside your garage.
Nest Thermostat: As one of the newest energy efficient products on the market, the Nest Thermostat can save you a lot of money on energy bills every month. This handy little device adjusts itself to your and your family’s home routines and schedules. It will never cool or heat an empty home, meaning you no longer have to worry about adjusting the thermostat before you leave the house. And you also have the option of controlling settings from your smartphone. Nest claims it can save you about 20% on your bills every month.
NuBryte by Lucis: This cutting edge smart home lighting and safety console makes the inside of your home smarter on your terms. The touch screen panel replaces your light switch. Using a small built-in camera, it will automatically turn the lights on when you enter the room or off when you leave. It can also mimic a sunrise to wake you up gently at the programed time. It doubles as a security camera, allowing you to watch over your home on your smartphone when you’re away. It includes an intercom to communicate with family without having to raise your voice. You can input your family calendar, check your home’s energy usage reports and get the weather report all from this handy device. With everything this console provides, it truly makes life simpler and more convenient.
Sesame Smart Lock: This new smart lock allows you to lock and unlock your home doors with an app on your smartphone. You can let guests inside your home without even being there. You can also program a special knock to allow guests into your home, without having to bother you to let them in. You control who has access and can remove permission at any time. It also notifies you every time someone enters or exists, so you can see the activity of your home. Most importantly, you never have to wonder if you locked the front door again. This amazing technology promises to work with almost any deadbolt found in the U.S., Canada or Australia and it uses military grade encryption so you don’t have to worry about your house getting hacked!
The next few futuristic home gadgets will be here in the near future and are close enough to get a good look at. This is truly the best of what is to come.
Smart Home Appliances: Imagine all of your appliances running from your smartphone or tablet! Microwaves, washers and dryers, speakers, refrigerators and air conditioning units, will all be controlled with the tap of a touch screen. Whirlpool recently introduced their Smart Front Load Washer and Dryer that works with your Nest Thermostat and uses 6th Sense Live Technology. With these two new technologies, the washer and dryer helps save energy by recommending the best times to do a load and uses an auto-delay feature to ensure you save the most energy. You have access to a remote start and pause button and can see the time left on your cycles, all with an app on your smartphone. Managing your home from afar has never been easier! And with the technology already out there, it will only be a matter of time before it’s in every appliance in our homes.
Specialty Glass: “Welcome to the Glass Age!” a catchy tagline from Corning Incorporated, world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Their video, “A Day Made of Glass”, gives us a glimpse into the future of specialty glass products. Some of their amazing ideas include electronics enabling glass on bathroom mirrors, counter tops and refrigerator surfaces. They believe that everyday surfaces can provide extraordinary benefits. The possibilities are endless with this amazing glass technology. As the world leader in material sciences, Corning Incorporated are the ones to make this happen!
Holographic Technology: Another productive tool for the future, that is right around the corner, is holographic technology. There are several companies currently involved in the advancement of this technology. One of the leaders is Microsoft, calling the technology Productivity Vision, which incorporates computing, new collaboration services and data analytics together to create a more productive, streamlined world. See what our world could look like in 5-10 years with this up and coming technology.
Whatever the future brings, it is sure to be an exciting one! With so many new technologies at our finger tips, it will only be a short time before we are living in a futuristic adventure land. We, for one, are excited to see it happen.