Posted by Andy On April 21, 2021
It is likely that when you are walking around your local neighbourhood you have noticed smart doorbells, or you may even have one yourself. But, where did these smart doorbells come from? With everything, it is important to look back on where items originated from, so this is what we are going to do today.
The First-Ever Doorbell
There are two main doorbells I want to discuss with you today. The first two to ever come around.
The first being a metal ring that would hang on the door that you could use as a knocker. This came around after people were becoming sore from knocking on doors, so someone invented this item, which is still used today, to save your hands!
The second is where the name doorbell came from. It is essentially a bell on your door. People would hang bells by their doors for people to ring to make the homeowner aware they were at the door.
How Have Doorbells Changed?
It is without a doubt that doorbells have taken a massive change. With them slowly progressing from a simple bell hanging by the door. To being an electronic doorbell with a simple button press that you would be able to hear all over your home. These electronic doorbells are still commonly used today, but there has been more progress in recent years. We have seen the invention of video camera doorbells. These work the same as electronic doorbells but they have another feature. They can provide you with video footage of everyone who goes near your front door. They can also connect to your phone, allowing you to communicate with anyone who is at your door while you are away from your home.
Video doorbells have become increasingly popular with them adding an extra layer of protection to your home.
Posted by Andy On March 18, 2021
Smart plugs are becoming extremely popular in homes across the UK. With people wanting to upgrade their homes to a smart home. Regardless of this, smart plugs are still extremely expensive. This is why today we are going to discuss with you whether or not smart plugs are truly worth their expensive price tags by looking deeper into their benefits.
Control From Your Phone
One of the main benefits of smart plugs, the main reason why people purchase them, is because you can control them from your phone. Meaning if you forget to turn off your plugs, there is no need to worry as you will be able to control it from your phone.
Managing Your Family
Smart plugs also give you the opportunity to control and manage your family. We all know that families are spending more and more time using electronics. With you being able to control these from your phone you can control when they are on and off. Meaning you can limit the amount of time everyone spends watching tv and playing games.
Saving You Money
Smart plugs offer you the opportunity to save money in your home on your electricity bill. This is due to smart plugs offering you the chance to look and track how much electricity is being used. Meaning you will be able to monitor how much money you are spending. As well as turn off any plugs you are not using at any moment.
There are so many benefits to having smart plugs in your home. They are best for families who want to be up to date with technology, as well as monitoring their home to save the most money possible. In our opinion, smart plugs are worth the money if you want to work hard to save money in your home.
Posted by Andy On January 12, 2021
Technology is taking over the entire world by storm, and it is our current children who will be impacted the most by this change. Over time we have seen technology grow in both amazing and dangerous ways, all of these have an impact on our children. The growth of technology is enabling our children to learn from home during these unprecedented times. Being able to continue their education from the comfort of their own home whilst still being taught by the teachers they love. Technology has also given our children the opportunity to keep connected with a family who they are not able to see, allowing them to still keep their bonds growing strong. However, it is not all good news for technology as there as still many negative impacts. It is clear to see that children and parents are starting to become much more reliant on technology. With children putting themself in danger with inline games and social media platforms from a very young age.
Posted by Andy On November 18, 2020
Personalisation is becoming more popular as the days progress. But what re some of the main ways to offer personalised products?
One of the most popular ways to personalise products is through laser engraving. This form of engraving can be completed on many materials, with the most popular being glass and plastic.
Another choice for personalising products is through embroidery. This is where the personalisation is stitched onto a product. This is most commonly used for children’s blankets and teddys.
Cricut is another machine which you can use for personalisation. This is just to cut out words either into a card or onto vinyl. This can then be stuck onto near enough any product. Making it possible for you to personalise anything and everything.
Finally, wood burning. This consists of burning your personalisation message onto a piece of wood. As the name would suggest, the material this is for is wood. But this can still make some excellent personalised gifts.
Posted by Andy On October 18, 2020
Smart lightbulbs are one of the main pieces of technology equipment we can have for our home. But are they really worth the investment?
Smart lightbulbs offer us a kind of protection which other security methods can not offer. They allow you to simulate you being at home even when you are not. Being able to set them to turn on and off at certain times of the day. Helping people to believe you are still home. Also helping to prevent intruders.
Another benefit of smart lightbulbs is that they can move with you. Unlike other security methods like built in alarms or cctv. Your smart lightbulbs can move with you. Allowing you to take them with you wherever you go.
Finally, you can control these from your phone. All you will need is a wifi connection. You can turn your lights on as you arrive home. Or if you gorget to turn a light off you can do this from your bed.
Posted by Andy On September 15, 2020
Technology has been growing rapidly and it is starting to take over our every day lives. It is even starting to enter our homes. But how has technology changed our homes?
When thinking about technology changing our lives and home lives, we will always think about phones. Us spending time on our phones. But this is not it all. Technology is also beginning to take over how we control our home. For example, doorbells which we can see through and talk to people through. There are no more people assuming your not home, just let them know. Even simple tasks like turning on your lights have been taken over. You can now get lightbulbs which you control from your phone or remotes. Allowing you to turn them on and off, sometimes even change their colour depending on your mood. Some of these lightbulbs even allow you to set them so they come on at certain times of the day to simulate you being home.