Throughout the past century, works of Science Fiction have portrayed the home of the future in various ways, from Star Wars to iRobot, scenes of cleaning robots and other out of this world inventions are common place.
And in 2017, some of these fantasies are becoming reality. Here are five technology innovations which are now available, all of which are designed to make your home smarter!
Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuuming the home is often a tedious chore; however, some of the world’s leading vacuum manufacturers have been working hard to bring their devices into the 21st century. Take the Dyson 360 Eye (£799) for example, this device is compact and uses the latest technology to navigate your home unassisted, even returning to its charging port… all that’s left in the process is to change the surprisingly large bag!
2. Home Security
Losing your keys may soon be a thing of the past with a wide array of smartphone controlled locks set to make a big splash in the homes of the UK. One such example is the £200 August Smart Lock, which is controlled via a smartphone and is compatible with IOS or Android!
3. Smart Thermostat
The smart thermostat is being heavily promoted by energy companies like British Gas. Their British Gas Hive allows you to control your home from your smartphone. Their app allows users to regulate their energy use from anywhere with an internet connection, so whether you’re working late and want to come home to a warm house, or you forgot to turn the lights off when you go on holiday, the app is the perfect solution to this.