9 Ways A Smart Home Can Improve Your Life

“The age of those same robots and whimsical inventions is now upon us. From smartphones to smart watches, to a socially networked kitchen, all kinds of gadgets and appliances that do our work for us can either be purchased now or very soon.No longer a futuristic dream, these devices can actually help you out. They provide information that helps you save money on utility bills, alert you to problems you might not know about and let you take control of your home even when you’re away. Let’s take a look at some of these appliances and gadgets available today.”

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Your phone is smart. Your kids are smart. Your home should be smart, too.
Now it can be.

Here are nine ways that a smart home can protect your family and property, save you money, and make you feel like a superhero by giving you powers you’ve only dreamed of.

#1. You Can Lock & Unlock Doors With Your Mind

We think that doors should do more than just sit there on their dumb metal hinges. So we did something about it.

In a smart home, your door automatically unlocks when you approach, and locks behind you when you leave. (Feel free to put your keys in the same place where you put your VCR.) You also never have to wait around for service providers, leave keys under the mat, or hand out spares to your neighbors, because you can lock or unlock your door to let other people in with a simple tap of a button in the free SmartThings app for iOS or Android–wherever you are.

What you need:
• A SmartThings Hub
• A smart lock

How it works:
Since all smartphones have GPS sensing built in to them, all you need to do is to select your home location using the SmartThings app, install a smart lock, and… that’s it: no need to fumble around for keys when you’re carrying groceries or kids, because your door will automatically unlock or lock whenever you come and go from the area you’ve defined as “home.”

Read more: http://blog.smartthings.com/news/roundups/9-ways-a-smart-home-can-improve-your-life/