Whether you like it or not, the world is evolving and it was only a matter of time before our homes turned technical. The term ‘smart home’ has been penned, describing a place filled with Wi-Fi controlled gadgets and soon you’ll be able to control everything from your smartphone.

The main pull of smart homes is to live a little greener and provide safety and security. Smart home technologies can make homes sustainable and allow consumers to reduce energy spending. Interactivity and connectivity are helping families to manage their homes and lives.

When simple activities are automated, it leaves homeowners with more time to do the things they want. In theory, this provides a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfilment. Convenience can lead tolaziness, but small benefits like these give homeowners the chance to do away with tedious tasks and participate in the ones they genuinely enjoy.

One benefit of smart home technology that many didn’t see coming is the improved lives of the elderly – allowing more independence and freedom than every before for those with impaired movement and control. The ability to complete tasks or even call for help when needed using simple voice control means that relatives can feel secure and happy in knowing the homeowner is safe.

Besides the obvious advantages of automated tasks and the ability to secure your home and family, there’s something else that the modern world of smart home technology brings. The Internet of everything is now a reality in today’s home life. With ‘every day use’objects now connected to the Internet, we have a world of useful data and online trends at our fingertips – allowing us to optimise andstreamline our daily activities to become better and more efficient than ever before.

Many call this the next step towards cyborg-ism, where human lives become so integrated with technology that we find that machines are almost a part of us, and definitely a major part of our lives, allowing us to transcend to smarter, better people.

Chances are you already use smart technology in many areas of your lives, whether at work, in the car, at the office, or doing the weekly food shop, and this has already become normalised in this day and age – so why not make your home a little smarter? Not onlycan it help make life a little easier, but you can track your own data and use, and maybe even raise the value of your home!