Running your home from the couch doesn’t mean pointing and asking your spouse to do your bidding with a disarming smile. Let’s be honest, that could get you in trouble and is not recommended. No, a smart home can be connected to a home network and automated with a tablet or other mobile device.
Apps focused on organizing family activities and chores eliminate the need for nagging, and security applications allow you to check cameras in each room remotely, turning lights on and off to discourage thieves.
True home automation comes to you courtesy of Savant, a pioneer in interfacing home comfort to an iPad or compatible device. Intuitively alter the temperature of a room or deliver warm air to a soon-to-be occupied entertainment area. You’re the puppeteer, with the power to rule everything. Well, everything within the confines of your home, at least.
Ever send a family member to the store for toilet paper and they somehow forget to buy it? End the frustration of selective memory by downloading and using this handy app. Grocery IQ categorizes your lists and searches for coupons all in one spot. Scan barcodes and use the database of millions of items to help you navigate the store. The favorites feature means no more endless aisle wandering for that last elusive item.
Let’s face it, when you get home from work, all you want to do is relax, maybe watch a movie. It’s easy to forget or delay paying the bills. Rest easy, now you can rely on Billminder. Never be surprised and dismayed by late fees again when you use Billminder as a central memory aid for every payment. Set up email reminders and annoying but money-saving alarms to get your attention days before a bill is due.
Apps for running home systems and organizing shopping are all well and good, but you need to find a way to take care of the dirty work: the chores. With HomeRoutines, you can finally realize the dream of all homeowners—to make housework less boring. This app makes it all possible, by structuring chores in such a way that they don’t become too repetitive. Balance your daily cleaning and dusting routines, and break up boring tasks into manageable chunks.
Home Security Apps
Keeping family and belongings safe is a huge concern. Apps such as AtHomeCamera allow you to monitor your home on multiple cameras remotely, while Alarm.com gives you real-time awareness of several systems at once, from environmental control to security awareness.
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