The promise of the smart home is slowly becoming a reality, with the technology and services available to digitally enhance your house to perform a number of tasks automatically that people have traditionally done themselves.
Everything from pre-setting television programming or room temperature, to turning the washing machine on and off, to even feeding your pet if you're coming home late from work or away on vacation, are now tasks that can be done remotely using wireless connectivity and other digital technology.
We're still in the early stages of digital home adoption, so this technology will become even more sophisticated and integrated into our lives in the future.
Click on the photo below to see some ways your home is becoming smarter than ever before.
Smart locks are also an emerging digital home trend, allowing you to control your home’s door locks from your smartphone and eliminating the problem of lost keys forever. New systems like the August Smart Lock (pictured) use a wirelessly enhanced doorknob/lock system that can connect to a smartphone app to provide this service, and also allow you to give virtual keys to others to allow anyone you want to have access to your home.
(Source: August Lock)