“Your imagination is your only limit”. I’ve heard these words my entire life and although I wanted to believe them… well… life happened.
You know how it is, you plan to be an astronaut and are terrible at math, or you plan on being a fire-fighter but are scared of heights.
Surprisingly though I am now believing in this mantra again. The technology at our fingertips is unbelievable. I can become a manufacturing plant with my 3D printer, a professional chef by ordering easy ready to make meals, or even a gym rat in my home by subscribing to a fitness program taught by a personal trainer.
My latest advancement has been in transforming my old 80’s home into a new top-of-the-line smart home. With all the conveniences of life that are provided through enslaving computers to do all of my mundane tasks.
I have an iRobot that vacuums for me, a smart thermostat that keeps my house cool when I’m in it and hot when I leave, a camera for my doorbell and a smart deadbolt to lock or unlock which allows me to not have to get up anymore.
I haven’t even mentioned the lights that turn on when it’s time to wake up, the outlets that turn off when I’m not home, my smoke detectors that call the fire-department for me if there is an emergency, or even the security cameras with monitoring to make sure my family is safe.
To put it plain and simple, if you have closed your eyes on technology available for your home you are in for a surprise. I’m sure there are millions of articles and blogs that talk about all of these things I mentioned, I just chose to ignore them because I didn’t think my older home would be able to do any of these things.
I am now wondering what my home can’t do. I’ve been researching lights that turn on and off from your motion, sprinkler control boxes that turn on and off based on when it rains, and even water sensors that warn you of leaks in your home.
To be honest though, I don’t know how to set up any of these things. I think you might be able to set all of these things up on your own, but I went through Vivint Smart Home to transform my home. Actually I take that back, I did set up my iRobot which I got from Costco. That one was basically plug and play.
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