Leveraging Smart Technology for a Healthier Home Environment
Explore the Ways Home Automation Systems Help Halt the Spread of Disease
Smart home automation makes your home more comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient. Home automation systems are also increasingly playing a vital role in wellness. As anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic grows, we'd like to showcase some ways that technology can become an essential tool right now while also improving your physical and mental health for years to come.
Not only is there new technology emerging every day designed specifically for health purposes, but there are also some unique ways to use existing features to deal with the spread of illnesses. Below are some of our biggest tips when it comes to using technology to your benefit.
Hands-Off Control of Your Technology
If you’re trying to reduce the spread of disease, limiting the surfaces you touch and washing your hands thoroughly and consistently is your best option. Smart home automation helps in this regard through voice control, sensors, and schedules.
Do you want to wash your hands when you get home without risking contaminating anything? As you enter, the lights in the foyer automatically turn on. You can direct Alexa or Google Home to turn lights on in your bathroom of choice and turn off the ones in the hall. Schedule doors to lock automatically in the evening, so you don't have to worry about touching your front door again until you leave the house.
Self-Isolation Done the Healthy Way
Health experts advise staying indoors as much as possible during high-risk times, whether it's dealing with flu season or novel viruses like coronavirus. Although staying home is the best option for your physical wellbeing, we know it can take its toll on your mental health, as well. Leverage the power of biophilia to create a healthier environment for your family.
Biophilia is all about bringing the outside world indoors in various ways. The most common way is through the use of tunable lighting, which mimics natural sunlight hues throughout the day. This helps to regulate your circadian rhythm and, in turn, improve your sleep and mental wellbeing.
Integrate artificial windows and skylights in rooms that don’t have natural views. Your AV system is also useful. Use naturescapes to help you relax with the sound of a stream going through your whole home audio or forest scenes playing on your displays.
Stay Entertained with a Home AV Solution
With more time spent indoors, it’s easy to become stressed without the right release. While it may not be a priority, we do recommend upgrading your entertainment for the family. Especially with kids being kept home from school, there needs to be a way to keep them engaged even when outdoor activities are limited.
We can help you find the best media room or home theater solutions for your family. This could also include speakers and TVs on your patio, pool and backyard. This way, you can still enjoy outdoor spaces with the family instead of being cooped up inside at all times.
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