Posted:16th December, 2021

At Home Tech Must Haves

Moving into your new build home is a perfect opportunity to introduce home technologies that provide simple solutions to everyday problems. Here are some of the top home tech items that enhance modern living.

A homepod on a table

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The robot vacuum cleaner offers a hands-free clean that you don’t have to be at home for. You can programme the vacuum with out of bounds areas to ensure it doesn’t fall down stairs or crash into any valuables while you’re not home. Most models are flexible with the surfaces they clean and can go from tile to carpet pile with no problem. You won’t have to worry about it running out of charge either, as the vacuum will take itself to its dock to charge without you having to do anything.

Smart Assistants

You will have seen the Amazon and Apple smart assistants that act as a tech hub for your home. Virtual assistants like these can do everything from answering questions, telling jokes, playing music, and controlling lights, thermostats, door locks, and smart home devices. They can respond to voice commands, send text messages, make phone calls, and set up reminders. Anything you do on your phone, you can probably ask your virtual assistant to do for you.

Wireless LED Light Bulbs

Smart bulbs connect to an app on your smartphone and are controllable through there. You can set timers, switch lights on and off while you’re away from home and more. The bulbs are much more efficient than regular bulbs and do not generate the same heat meaning they’re not only smart but more eco and bank account friendly. The bulbs are great from an eco-friendly perspective, plus the added benefit of security by being able to control them while you’re not home. You can even change the colour of the lights whenever you want, adding a special something to your home decor too.

Motion Sensor PowerStrip

A motion sensor power strip is perfect for games consoles and networking equipment. The sensor will automatically shut off the power supply if it detects no activity within half an hour. By shutting off, it conserves energy which is beneficial for the environment and also helps you save money on your energy bills. The PowerStrip also has outlets that aren’t motion detected, so things like Wifi can be plugged in without fear of it switching off.