If you grew up watching Disney
Channel in the late 90s to the early 2000s, you may remember a DCOM named Smart
House. In the movie, a boy wins a smart house for his family with an AI.
The AI was able to control all
aspects of the house, from cleaning, house temperature, water temperature, cooking, along with many other features.
Technology has not caught up to that
of the house in Smart House, but we do have tech that aims to turn your home
into a smart home. A wall tablet can be the central hub of your smart home,
with the capability of controlling all of its aspects.
Keep reading to learn more about
home automation and how a wall tablet can help you.
Is a Wall Tablet?
A wall tablet can either be a tablet
you already own, like an iPad, or a touch screen whose sole purpose is to
control your smart home.
A tablet will cost less money, but
it doesn’t have the optimization that a touch screen does. You can get a tablet
wall mount, but if you plan to use it for streaming, games, or other things, it
won’t stay in that location permanently.
That means that you may have to
search for it if you need to access the hub for your home.
tablets have pros and cons, depending on the type you decide to use.
The one real con of the integrated touch screen, however, is the price.
Below are some of the features
available when you use a wall tablet with your smart home.
With your tablet, you can arm your
security system and even lock your doors if you have a smart lock.
One of the other great security
features this offers is the video doorbell. When someone gets within a certain
range of your door, a camera by your door will allow you to see who is there
through your tablet.
You can even talk to them via the
camera so you don’t have to open the door.
With a smart thermostat and your
tablet, you can control the temperature of your home no matter where you are.
You can even adjust the temperature if you aren’t at home.
For example, if you are on your way
home in the winter and want to turn up the heat, you can do that from your
Smart thermostats can also
save you money. They have the ability to learn your schedule and adjust the
temperature as needed. Some systems can even detect room occupancy levels and
adjust temperature levels.
With smart lights, there are plenty
of things that you can do with lighting home, besides turning them on and off.
Smart bulbs are LEDs, so they consume less energy than incandescent
Smart lights also have motion
sensors, which will light up once they detect that someone enters a room. From
your tablet, you can also adjust the brightness of your lights.
You can even set mood lighting if
you’re looking to have a romantic evening.
Some smart bulbs also allow you to
change their color, which means you can liven up your home for guests and when
you have parties.
One of the best features of a wall
tablet is the ability to control your entertainment center. You can turn on
your TV, change the channel, record your favorite shows, and so much more.
Beyond your TV, you can also control
your stereo system and select a song or playlist to play. You can also control
game systems with your tablet, affording you total control of the devices that
provide you and your family with entertainment.
Another boon for parents is that you
can set restrictions and timers for your kids, so they don’t access anything
they shouldn’t or spend all day on these devices.
With your tablet and a smart
washer/dryer, laundry is the easiest its ever been. First, the washer and dryer
will ping your tablet when a load is finished with its cycle.
You can also make changes to the
washer and dryer from your tablet.
One of the best features that some
smart washer/dryers have is the ability to sense if you are in the house via
your phone. If you have to run out while your washer is on, it will continue to
lightly tumble the clothes so they don’t sit, wet.
Once you return home, it will stop
since you can extract your clothes.
There are many smart appliances you
can employ in your kitchen to revolutionize the way you cook.
With a smart scale, you can weigh
your food, and if you are tracking your nutrition, you can log these numbers
through your tablet. With a smart oven, you can preheat it from your tablet or
phone, if you are on the way home.
There are also some grills and
pressure cookers that you can control through your table as well.
Push a Vacuum
With your tablet, you can program a
Roomba or RoboVac to take care of cleaning your floors for you. Through your
tablet, you can program a schedule and never worry about pushing a vacuum
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