The rapid advancement of technology has made it possible to take care of almost everything from the palm of your hand at the click of a button. In the times where we work from home or run a business on our smartphones, we can also control and plan our household activities by using our phones as a home management system.
If you get a hold of the right applications, your smartphone can turn into a great and useful tool to control your home. Let’s look at the some of the household chores that can be managed hands-free via your mobile phone:
1. Warm up your home
You can also call it a personal house warming ceremony, with a different meaning! If the amount of electricity bill scares you, it’s time to install a smart thermostat or smart temperature and humidity sensor. These devices allow you to control the heating and cooling in your house from wherever you are. They send notifications or alerts on your smartphone, so you can regulate the temperature automatically.
2. Guide the lights
Well, you know Coldplay said, “lights will guide you home.” But you know what? You can guide the lights at your home. Connect your smartphone with various smart lights and a smart lux level meter to change the mood in your house. You can switch on, switch off, dim them, change the colour, or recreate a scenery picture with just one click on your smart phone.
3. Remotely watch over your home
For a smart home security system, you don’t need to invest in heavy-duty CCTV cameras and security guards. Just couple your smartphone with a smart motion sensor or unauthorized access indicator which offers you an interior view and alerts you about strange or suspicious activity when you’re away.
4. Enhance your watering process
If you and your household members want to shower regularly, and you want to water your home garden plants, but you are worried about water bills going off the roof, here’s a stress-free solution. Check the availability of water on your smartphone with a smart water flow meter or water level indicator. You can also set regular time intervals to schedule watering plants by a smart watering controller.
5. Smarten up dumb home appliances
If you accidentally leave the television, tubelight or fan switched on and worry about electricity bills, simply turn them off through your smartphone. You can also schedule them to switch on or off at regular time intervals. Additionally, you can keep a track of the amount of energy these appliances or gadgets consume, through a smart energy meter.