As each aspect of technology unfolds and evolves, our world is becoming a smarter place to live in. Our home is one place where we love to spend most of our time. It’s where we relax, spend time with our loved ones, live, laugh and have fun. Home automation is quite a thing of today’s age! Most individuals are now decking their home with smart home devices and gadgets to make our everyday simpler.
Smart home gears not just make our life convenient but these everyday solutions also bring technology to life! But as they say, you can’t prevent problems but surely deal with them in the best possible way, right? So, while using these smart home gadgets we have to think ahead and do a few things to keep our home’s environment completely out of danger.
Here are a few safety measures rather smart home safety features that you need to adapt right away!
Automatic Shut down for Smart Plugs
A majority of smart home gadgets are connected to Smart plugs. So, it’s really important that we set a schedule which automatically terminates the connection (if they’re not already turned OFF or not in use). Suppose, you’re rushing late to work and forgot to switch off your space heater then by setting an automatic schedule for smart plug can help protect your home’s environment from any sort of fire danger. Doing so will not just help you in saving down on your electricity bill but it’s a great safety measure as well.
Temperature and Humidity Warnings
A smart thermostat is one of the most commonly used smart home gadget. While you’re at home it’s pretty easy to control temperature levels and see how your device is acting up. But what if you’re out somewhere for a longer period say vacation, you cannot predict anything being that far, right? Most smart thermostats that are available out there now come with an inbuilt feature which notifies you when your home’s temperature or humidity level reaches a certain value. So, once you enable such notifications or warning, you can have a peace of mind even if you’re out for a longer duration. And suppose you get any sort of warning, you can call a friend or ask neighbor to go check on your place for any problem.
Update Emergency Contact info
For devices like smoke detectors and fire alarms it’s always recommended that you update your emergency contact information. As soon as your smoking system detects any intrusion we often fumble to find the right number to call and either way end up calling on 911 emergency! So, to avoid this it’s always better to have a 10-digit emergency contact number on which you can instantly call upon as soon as anything turns up.
Keep track of Voltage Levels
While using smart plugs there’s a feature when you can be notified as soon as high voltage is detected on a specific appliance. Getting such notifications on your Smartphone can easily protect your devices as you can instantly turn them off via app to prevent any sort of danger or mishap. Say, if any smart appliance exceeds the set threshold voltage level it can immediately turn off.
Auto-close Feature for Smart Garage Door
Most of us often forget to close the garage door once we take our car out, right? So, having a smart garage door for your home is an amazing option to control this. If you’re too lazy to get down out of car and close the garage door then this is the perfect gadget for you. With a gadget like this you won’t ever have to worry about whether or not you left the garage door open, possibly resulting in a quick and easy grab for a thief.
So folks, here were a few safety measure each one of you should adapt to keep our smart home a safe place to live in!
Better late than never, right?