There are so many gadgets out there for the new homeowner, all promising different things and boasting various benefits. However, if you are struggling to choose, here are 7 absolute must-have gadgets for your new home.
We have included some practical gadgets to increase your home’s safety, and some fun gadgets you never knew you needed.
1. Intruder alarms
One study found that in 2019/20, only 29% of UK households reported to have intruder alarms, which is a 3% since 2016/17. However, intruder alarms are a must-have gadget for your home.
Find your local recommended intruder alarm installers, who can implement a 24/7 monitoring system. If your alarm is ever triggered, your designated keyholder and local police will receive an immediate alert.
With lockdown starting to ease, it might leave you feeling a little unnerved about leaving your home unoccupied regularly for the first time in a long while.
Therefore, to ensure the safety of your home at night or when you are at work, a CCTV system from CCTV installers Newcastle is another gadget you must consider adding to your new home.
3. Motion activated outdoor lighting
Motion activated lighting works as a deterrent for any possible burglars, as a sudden spotlight trained on any intruder is guaranteed to cause a bit of a scare.
Another benefit of this, and another gadget you can invest in, is that motion activated lighting can be linked to your CCTV and intruder alarm to create an integrated motion activated home security system.
4. Smart doorbell
A smart doorbell sends a notification and/ or a live video stream to your smartphone whenever someone presses your doorbell, or it may have built-in motion sensors.
This allows you to keep track of who has been at your door, or walked past your house, and it might also allow you to speak to your delivery driver whilst you are out, telling them a safe place to leave your parcel.
The weird and the wonderful (just because):
5. Smart toaster
You might have seen demonstrations of these expensive toasters whilst scrolling through YouTube, as many influencers have tested how these $350 toasters measure up to its cheaper counterpart.
With a touch screen, and different browning settings for each product, they are definitely better, but a lot pricier.
6. Programmable coffee machine
Did you know that you can get coffee machines that you can programme to brew your coffee at a certain time of day? Wake up to freshly brewed coffee every morning at the touch of a button.
7. Speaker and casting system
If you are fed up with listening to music on your phone, or watching Netflix on a small screen, why not invest in a set of integrated smart devices such as a speaker and a TV casting system.
These can then be controlled by a centralised device, like your smartphone, which makes up what is called a ‘smart home system. In fact, there were estimated to be as many as 258.54 million smart homes worldwide in 2021.
And there you have it, 7 must-have gadgets that you should consider getting for your brand-new home.