• Tim Kraemer

Household Gadgets

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

We live in a world that is constantly changing and evolving.  And one things for sure: technology isn’t going away anytime soon.  Each day it seems we hear of some type of new gadget.  From cell phones, to fitness trackers, to remote control of your house seems like there’s a gadget for it all!  Today we’ll give an overview of what’s out there for your home.




Let’s break down the technology gadgets!


Home Security: From basic to complex and everything in between!

  • Security Cameras: From self-install systems to company installed/operated systems you can keep an eye on your home both inside and out. Many systems allow you to watch from a mobile device, so no matter your location you know what’s going on at home.

  • Padlocks: Instead of using a key, just put in a passcode on the keypad and like magic you’re in. No more getting locked out!

  • Fire/Chemical/Theft Protection: Along with camera’s you can equip your home with detectors that can alert you of smoke/fire/CO2/theft no matter where you are.

Temperature Control: More than just a thermostat!

  • Thermostats have become more than just temperature regulators. With some of the advanced systems out there, you can combine home security, thermostat, light switches, etc. all in one.  Many of these systems also allow you to check in on your home’s temperature even while you are away.  Forget to turn down the thermostat before you left for vacation?  No problem, open the app and adjust-even when in paradise.

Kitchen: Futuristic? Up and coming kitchen technology includes the following:

  • Ordering at your fingertip. With gadgets that connect to your online accounts, you can order items you need at the touch of a button.

  • Garbage can that keeps track of what you throw away, so you know what you need to buy.

  • Fridge screens with WiFi connection, to make ordering items easier while they are on your mind.

  • Apps that scan your food, instead of having to manually enter what you eat to keep track of your diet.

Living Room: Convenience or laziness?  We’ll let you decide.

  • Voice controlled consoles and remotes. Why have to push a button when you can just speak commands?!

  • Remote controlled lights and blinds -set the mood for the movie without having to interrupt cuddle time

  • Remote controlled fans and fireplaces- keep the temperature just right without having to get up off the couch

This is just a brief overview of some of the gadgets available today.  If you have interest in having a technologically advanced home, this might have sparked your fancy!  Do you take advantage of the new technologies out there today?  Or do you feel your home should stay less complicated and simpler?  Before going crazy with these gadgets, consider the pros and cons such as cost, uses, etc.

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