Smart Houses: High Tech Options for The Home

By Kat Kasel

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What if the second you walked into your home, your house knew it was you based on your heart beat?

According to the experts at HouseBeautiful, we’re not far off from this kind of omnipresent smart home technology. Sure, the Bill Gateses of the world already have features like this in their mansions, but the average person who is customizing their home probably doesn’t get to plan around this type of tech.

In the past few years though, we have already made enormous strides towards this type of futuristic living. Increasing and new technology in the home has always been popular. Whether it’s speaker systems throughout the house, automatic fireplaces, or retractable awnings, people have always improved their home with new tech. In the past few years though, we have already made enormous strides towards new types of futuristic living.


Most people these days are familiar with Nest. Today you can have a small sleek device tucked away in your home that operates as a thermostat, CO2 and smoke detector, and camera. Using your phone to monitor happenings around the house, it allows you to keep an eye on things from afar and helps you rest easy.

Similar to Nest, offers tamper-resistant technology and a responsive system that maximizes your home’s energy efficiency. It learns the patterns of the house to maintain an even temperature. It also serves as a home monitoring system and provides real time alerts (even with the system is disarmed).


Filling your home with greenery helps improve the air you breath and makes a room feel less sterile. Depending on how much time you spend in your house however, keeping plants or herbs alive can be a challenge. Luckily, there are now smart planters that dispense water and nutrients for a month – you don’t have to do a thing. The Smartpot comes with a sensor that alerts you when you need to re-fill with water or jump in with another plant-friendly action.

Don’t let your home become functionally obsolete. Make annual tweaks and updates to keep things fresh, keep your family safe, and optimize your living environment to be as eco-friendly and efficient as possible. You don’t have to be Bill Gates to have a tech-friendly home. Most American families are slowly incorporating high-tech apps and systems into their homes to make life just a little bit easier.

About Kat Kasel
Kat is a freelance writer and media associate for a digital marketing company in Washington, DC. She loves reading and writing but 'rithmatic? Not so much.

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