Managing keys, household chores, and leaving the sofa to turn off the lights. Sometimes you want to sit back and relax. These five products will make your life easier.
A Lock With A Fingerprint Scanner
Are you afraid of losing your keys? It can be the cause of huge frustration in your household if a set of keys goes missing, and you’ll have to live with the knowledge that they’re out there somewhere. Many people change their locks to avoid potential intruders. But then you need to change every set of keys, as well.
There are other solutions for you, though. One is to install a lock with a fingerprint scanner. The scanner will be located right above or below your door handle. Now you can finally leave your keys – and your worries – at home.
Moreover, many modern locks with fingerprint scanners have other useful features. If your finger is wet, you’ll definitely find the code lock convenient. Having a code also makes it easy to access your home for house cleaning services. You won’t have to worry about getting more spare keys.
A Smart Lock
There are also smart lock features to consider. Many locks can be connected to the Internet, allowing you to control your door from an app on your phone. This is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT), where almost any device and product can be connected to the Internet and can communicate with each other online. With IoT, the possibilities are practically endless.
Consider this: You are making home improvement and need to get some work done while you’re away from home. You don’t want to give away a set of keys for this job, and you don’t have time to stay at home and let them in. Enter the smart lock app. With the simple touch of a button, you can easily open the lock remotely from your phone.
A Robot Vacuum
Common reasons for not considering robot vacuums are pricing and their capabilities. Many believe that robot vacuums are costly compared to regular vacuum cleaners. Others are afraid that the robot vacuum won’t be able to cross thresholds, will be stopped by their numerous carpets, or will bump into chairs and tables. Are these good reasons for not getting a robot vacuum?
Whether something is expensive or not is highly subjective, but you can get the Roomba® 675 for $199.99 from the home robot company iRobot. There are regular vacuum cleaners that are much more expensive than that. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend on a vacuum cleaner in the first place, but the fact that you don’t need to do the job yourself is worth quite a lot.
Other models are much more expensive. Some are starting at a staggering $899.99. The more expensive models have more features and more power. For example, they can empty on their own.
The New York Times has made a list of the best models on the market.
A Robot Mop
With a robot vacuum in place, your cleaning routine is already much simpler. You’ll come home to a freshly vacuumed home every day. No more worries about last-minute vacuuming before guests arrive. However, there’s still the issue of cleaning the floor once in a while.
Technology has got your back here as well. The same companies that are making robot vacuums are also making robot mops. You can now have a little troupe of robots doing the dreaded household chores for you. The mops also come in different price ranges and start as low as $199.99.
Now, this is, of course, much more expensive than a regular mop. You do get some package deals online, but this is for sure a more heavy investment than the vacuum. Then again, the comfort you get might very well be worth it.
We all know the feeling: You’ve had a long day at work, shopping for groceries took longer than expected, and when you’ve finally eaten dinner and are sitting on the sofa getting ready to watch a movie or a TV-series, you realize that you have forgotten to turn off the lights. This might not be the worst of horrors, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could say “Turn off the lights” – and then they did?
This could be the reality with the Philips Hue light bulbs. You can shut on or off the lights with your voice, or you can control them with an app. You can even change the color of the lighting. For instance, if you’re watching a Christmas movie, you might want to set the mood with a red light.