If you digitise, you maximize and here we’ll tell you why that is, exactly.
Technology plays a huge role in our lives. According to an Ofcom study, the average Brit checks their phone every 12 minutes. And it’s not hard to understand why. Technology simplifies everyday tasks and digitising your home could make for smarter money management, too.
To digitise your living space, follow our top tips.
Tech can maximise home security in a variety of ways. An automated security system can be particularly effective. As its name suggests, it requires minimum human input. Its main forms include motion, camera and audio sensors that are controlled by an in-home dashboard or remotely by an app on your smartphone.
These are designed to be ultra-receptive, so that trespassers are always detected, however quiet they are, and will emit loud alarms once activated.
Different systems can work best for certain types of property. An audio sensor, for example, may be more effective in an apartment block than in a rural location.
Online privacy is becoming increasingly important, especially for home owners.
If a hacker obtains your IP address, they could access your personal information. They may then steal your data and hold it for a ransom.
That’s why it’s essential to protect your home tech. Digitisation isn’t just about products — it usually applies to software, too.
Anti-virus software is built to detect and remove malware (malicious software) from your home computer system. It also warns users of potential threats, so that devices are kept safe at all times. The right software can protect your home devices day and night.
Voice controlled tech has transformed how people perform duties within the home. And it spans a range of tools — from speakers to window shades.
Voice controlled speakers feature in many homes and although they’re typically described as an entertainment device, they don’t just play music. They can be used to set alarms, provide news updates, write shopping lists and help you find out the correct temperature to roast your chicken. You can even set payment or bill reminders on them.
Likewise, voice-operated heating systems are helping people to save energy. They enable owners to monitor heating on a room-by-room basis. And so, they can reduce spending while staying comfortable.