The world has changed a great deal during the past ten to fifteen years, yet some homes still appear as though they are from the 1980s. If you think that it is time to take your house into the 21st century, here are four high tech gadgets that will transform the way you live.
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1. LifeShield Home Security
If you are going to be living at home with your family, it is a number one priority for you to have a top class home security system. LifeShield can be this system for you, providing cameras, monitors, sensors, and home alarms to protect your home from burglars or strangers.
LifeShield also provides all-in-one remote control systems, which will allow you to control the various electronics in your house. You can turn on your television, shut off the lights, turn on the security alarm, or take a look at the home security cameras you installed.
Visit a LifeShield Office in Richmond to make an appointment for a home security evaluation and installation.
2. Google’s Powermeter
This is a device that can come in very handy if you are looking to monitor how much energy you are using. Too many people make the mistake of leaving their energy usage unchecked, until they get their bill and wonder how it could be $100 or $150 a month. With PowerMeter, you will be able to see exactly where your largest energy costs are coming from.
A LCD screen monitor will track your energy 24/7, in addition to showing how much you will have to pay to the exact penny. This ensures there will be no surprises on your bill, and allows you to cut down on energy costs where possible.
3. iRobot for Chores
The iRobot Roomba may not be as cool as the robot cleaners on the television show, Jetsons, but it will get the job done in your house. This is a product that can be programmed for up to seven cleaning schedules in a day, getting through multiple rooms if necessary. Gone are the days where you have to wait until you get home in order to have a clean floor.
4. Sonos S5 for Home Audio
Think of the Sonos S5 as a speaker for your entire house, allowing you to get music into multiple rooms without having to connect devices with a wired set up. Music can be gathered from internet sources such as Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, and Last.fm, while it can also access radio stations and your computer playlists.
You can use your computer, smartphone, or iPad as a controller for this system. Sonos is not cheap, coming in at around $400 per room, but it will revolutionize the way you listen to music.
By Madyson Grant