Taking Your Vacation Home To The Next Level With Simple Smart Gadgets
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Taking Your Vacation Home To The Next Level With Simple Smart Gadgets

Technology is everywhere in our lives these days, a fundamental part of almost everything we do. From smartphones to artificial intelligence, technology plays a huge role in making our lives better and easier in so many ways, and we truly are living in a digital world. With all the technology and innovation around that can make things easier and quicker, it would be foolish not to consider upgrading your vacation home with the latest smart gadgets and smart home devices. There is a wide range of technology available for vacation homes that can take on a variety of tasks, from improving security to helping you keep your spaces clean, giving you more time to enjoy doing nothing on the beach!

So before you head off on your next all-inclusive cruise offer en route to your charming vacation property, have a look at some of these simple, smart gadgets that can take your home to the next level.

Simple Smart Gadgets – Digital locks

Particularly useful if you plan to rent out your vacation home, smart locks make your home more secure and easier (for you) to access at the same time. Digital locks can range from key boxes that open with a digital code to full-service smart locks, controlled from your smartphone. The most secure options offer digital codes to open doors that can be changed after every tenant, or whenever you leave or arrive at your vacation home.

Smart climate control

The thermostat and A/C can be a huge cost if you don’t use them effectively and efficiently, and whether you are using your vacation home yourself or renting it out it is a good idea to stay on top of it. Smart climate control devices let you carefully monitor usage, set restrictions at certain times of the day or the year, and even control the thermostat or A/C remotely! This is also great if you are out and about and want to come back to a perfectly cool or warm home.

Smart home assistant

Smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home let you automate and control all the smart devices in your home from one place. This means you can do things like turn on lights, choose what to watch on TV, listen to music, unlock doors, and control the temperature, all from your phone, or even with your voice!

Smart detectors

Vacation homes are often left unattended for long periods of time, and during these periods accidents can happen. If the worst should happen, leaving problems unfixed can mean they get worse and harder to fix. There is a huge range of smart detectors that can help avoid serious emergencies and give you the ability to deal with problems as soon as they arise. Smart leak detectors monitor and detect water in places where it shouldn’t be, meaning you’ll never have to worry about a flooded basement or leaky faucet. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors help avoid fires and gas leaks, and can even be programmed to alert the authorities in case of a serious emergency!

Smart lighting

Smart light bulbs are a wonderful innovation, allowing you to control the lights all around your home at the touch of a button, as well as create a particular ambiance or mood, and automate lighting to suit your schedule or provide extra security and peace of mind when you are not in. Putting your lights on a timer can make a home seem occupied, or can ensure that you arrive to a warm, light-filled welcome, allowing you to start your vacation in the best possible mood!

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