We are a generation of technophiles. If you’re reading this right now, you’re hooked up to the Internet on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Most people use the Internet for everything from socializing to shopping. It’s become such a big part of our lifestyles that many don’t even think about the fact that most of their devices have Internet on them – it’s pretty much a given that a device will hook you up to the world wide web. Today’s technology is helping us to expand even farther than just computers and smartphones, though. Everyday items are now able to be hooked up to the Internet and home networks. You can even get on the Internet from your refrigerator in some cases. How crazy is that? In the next few years, we’ll see a rise in popularity of a few different types of technology.
- Home automation – If you’ve been following our blog, you already know a lot about home automation, but some people are still just catching on to the idea of having a “smart home.” The idea is far from new, though. Thinking back to the Jetsons, and even more recently, Disney Channel’s original movie Smart House, it’s clear that people are looking for a home that is for more than just living in. With home automation, you can control appliances and electronics remotely with your smart device. It gives you the freedom of control from just about anywhere.
- Health – Have you seen one of the Nike FuelBands yet? They give you all of the information about your workouts and help you to set and achieve your fitness goals, right down to how many steps you take in a day. It’s the way that technology is joining the battle on obesity. Since it’s so frequently blamed for the reason more and more people are obese today, it’s only fitting that companies that create technology should have a way to refute these claims and help restore a good reputation.
- Security – Home security has been in the stages of connectivity for a long time. The great part about home security being online is that people will be able to check on the status of their home from a smart phone or computer. Even cameras can be set up to live stream to phones so people know exactly what’s going on at all times. It’s the most innovative way to ensure that your home is safe from would-be intruders. In the future, it may even help for delivery services. Imagine seeing a delivery person at your door, unlocking the door, and locking it behind them after. Talk about convenience!
Automation is starting to pick up momentum for more people every day. Everyone is seeing the benefits that a home automation system offers and how automated security could completely change the way that we deal with crime. Chesapeake System Services knows home automation inside and out and can talk to you about what will work the best for you. If you have any questions about automated technologies, or would like to set up a consultation, give us a call at 301.317.3001 or visit our website.