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The latest in smart home technology

The latest in smart home technology

Smart home technology is changing the way we live our lives at home.

What was once considered a luxury, is now more common place in many Brisbane homes. From smart TVs and voice activated speakers, to intuitive appliances, automated lawn mowers, remote security and pet technologies, many homes across Brisbane are embracing the world of connectivity.

Smart home technology is designed to make your home more efficient. The built-in technology aims to save you time by offering a convenient and fun way to take care of household errands. For busy families, this can be a game changer.

Here, we take a look at the latest in smart home technology and find out how tech savvy families are integrating these with their homes and lifestyle.

Samsung Family Hub

Smart Refrigerators

The latest Samsung Family HubTM smart refrigerator is voice activated and offers a 21.5 inch touch screen. The technology allows you see what’s inside your fridge on your smart phone, even if you’re already at the grocery store. Checking the weather while you make breakfast and keeping on top of the family schedule with the digital calendar and memo features is at your fingertips. You can also access recipes, meal plans and shopping lists which all conveniently sync with your smart phone.

Smart Blinds | 65 Broseley Road, Toowong | Sold $1,400,000

Automated Cooling Systems

Smart blinds are an economical solution to keeping your home cool in summer. These clever blinds can be scheduled to automatically close at a certain time each day, or controlled remotely if an afternoon storm is rolling into Brisbane. When the blinds are closed, they can reduce the internal room temperature by 45%. This helps to lower your energy bill as your air conditioner won’t have to run constantly.

Smart Home Entertainment | 87 Bielby Road, Kenmore Hills | Sold $1,050,000

Intelligent Entertainment Systems

Today’s smart TVs offer unlimited access to entertainment with apps and on-demand services such as Netflix, Stan, Kayo, Spotify and much more. In our modern homes, these smart TVs are coupled with intelligent entertainment systems which offer wireless audio, mood-matching lighting and voice activated controls. Devices such as Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home allow you to control and personalise your entertainment experience seamlessly.

Pet Barn Indooroopilly offers a wide range of tech-savvy pet products

Doggo-Matic

When it comes to smart home technology, our pets certainly haven’t been left in the dark. Everything from automatic feeders and GPS tracking, to smart pet doors, interactive toys and self-cleaning litter boxes, are just some of the tech savvy pet products available. If your pet suffers from anxiety, there are smart home technologies like the ZenCrate and Snuggle Puppy which create a soothing environment for your four-legged family member.

Smart Door Lock and Camera

Virtual Door Man

Wouldn’t it be nice for someone to open the front door when your hands are overloaded with groceries? A smart door lock acts as a virtual door man and as you approach the home, it recognizes your smart phone and automatically unlocks. Pairing the smart lock with your phone also allows you to lock and unlock the door without a key even when you are away from the home.

No longer needing to worry about the kids locking themselves out again or having a spare key hidden in the garden. You can also use a smart lock to grant access to friends and family by texting them a code, or even tradespeople and Airbnb guests when you are away from the property.

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