1. Watering systems: Use smart watering so you don’t have to deal with finding someone to water your plants when you’re away and don’t have to sacrifice not having a garden if you don’t have time to care for it.
2. Robotic lawn mowers: How amazing would it be to wake up on your day off and not have to mow the lawn? You can! Like most smart home appliances, robotic mowers can be controlled by a mobile app that monitors all actions straight from your phone.
3. Sprinkler Controller: Yeah, a controller for your sprinklers. Also used from the comfort of your palm on a smart phone but can connect to other smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa to be controlled by voice commands.
4. Robotic Pool Cleaners: This was already a thing, but we’re closer to the days of pool boys coming to an end with this one. Why pay someone to clean your pool every week when you could make a one-time purchase for a lifetime pool cleaner?
5. Smart Mattress: Smart beds have sensors to help you fall asleep faster and more comfortably. Learn about your sleep schedule alongside your bed, now able to adjust and follow sleep patterns so you get the absolute best out of your nights rest.
6. Smart Robots for Cleaning the floors: The nifty vacuuming robot has been around for a while, which we all know as “Roomba” but what about a mopping robot? They’re a thing these days. Never have to worry about cleaning the floors again.
7. Smart Kitchen Appliances:
a. Perfect Bake Pro: if you’re a baker, this would be your best friend for all measuring. Even non-bakers would want to have a smart baking scale.
b. Smart Coffee Makers: Have coffee made and waiting for you in the morning. Skip the hassle of not having time to make your coffee and stopping at a drive through all together.
c. Wifi Crockpots: Control the temperature and time of your slow cooker from your smart phone.
d. Smart Microwave: Did you ever put something in the microwave for too long or not long enough? Start it up again. Talk to your microwave via voice command after connecting it to Amazon’s Alexa.
e. Precision Cooker: an appliance such as this actually allows you to monitor and cook food without you having to be there. Connected to WiFi, an app lets you monitor the process.
f. Smart Conventional Oven: Conventional ovens have been replacing microwaves everywhere as a healthier alternative. One smart conventional oven called “The June Oven” also has an air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster, and warming drawer and on top of all that you can control it from your phone! I predict these will be the next big thing in kitchen appliances.
g. Smart Refrigerator: Along with touchscreen memo boards, recipes, access to grocery lists, built in coffee makers, nutritional facts, and more, they also have built in cameras that allow you to look inside your fridge from the grocery store.
8. Thermostats: A smart thermostat can be easily controlled from outside of your home as well as indoors. It’s a hot day, want to keep the house cool for when you return? Adjust your temperature before you get home to ensure you walk into a comfortable space.
9. Smart Lighting: connect all your lights to smart devices like your phone or an Amazon Alexa speaker so they can be accessed via voice command or text. Opting for LED lights are the best option for your wallet and the environment.
10. Smart Switches: If you’re someone whose not crazy about having an Amazon Alexa speaker out on the counter at all times, or don’t want your toddlers grabbing at it, maybe you’d be better off with a smart switch. Ecobee is a company that integrated Amazon Alexa into a light switch and does everything Alexa does and more.
11. Control Panels: Much like a control switch, control panels are touchscreen tablets mounted on walls (or wherever you want) and used to control all smart devices in the home, any lighting, heat/cooling, and even checking your security cameras all from a single panel.
12. Smart Remotes: If you’re not into voice commands or don’t want to fiddle with a smart phone, and don’t want to get up to check a mounted tablet on a wall-- what about a universal remote? It’s not just for your television, but also for your speakers, your lights, or any other Bluetooth appliance you own.
Indoors and Outdoors
13. Security Systems: Having smart security appliances are the best way to keep you and your family safe. Intruders are a rising issue in our world but so are natural impositions like flooding, leaks, and fires. Stack your options with smart locks, a home security system, surveillance cameras, sensors, and more.
When it comes to smart home devices, there are plenty of options to go around. Whether you choose to use any one of these appliances in the near future or all, you’ll have a great experience. Majority of the things listed don’t require installations but be sure to call We Are More for any system installments or products. We’d love to help!
There are three main types of lighting;
1. Ambient lighting creates lighting that’s as natural as can be. It isn’t overpowering or straining to the eyes and covers the whole space with natural lighting.
2. Accent lighting puts attention on it’s subject. Lighting like this is usually for displaying items such as sculptures, showcased collections, or bookstands.
3. Task lighting is for none other than doing tasks. When you cook, read, or knit, task lighting shines light on what you’re doing with concentration lighting to help you do your tasks.
Then there’s different forms of lighting within each type category. Whether it’s lighting for weddings, parties, concerts, bedrooms, churches, dining rooms, offices, kitchen, or theater lighting, the following are some types that you can use to your personal preference.
4. Pin spot lighting is a form of Accent lighting, highlights certain features such as a center piece, or certain plants outdoors.
5. String lights, to hang around the venue either vertically or horizontally would be ambient lighting. Weddings typically display this type of lighting but in homes, this decoration is often found in bedrooms as a recreation of stars indoors.
6. Color wash lighting changes the tone of any landscape or room with colors. Lighting with different colors is a fun way to express different moods and play around with different hues and vibes.
7. Another fun way to do lighting is by putting stencils over the lights to create designs on backdrops, this is called gobos lighting. Fun for children’s rooms or having pretty patterns on stages or at weddings.
For any of these options it’s best to use LED lights. LED means “light-emitting diode.” They don’t heat up as much as regular lightbulbs and they don’t take up as much energy making them cost effective. They’re used as smart bulbs because they can be linked to WIFI and synced with smart home devices to turn off and on with voice commands or through certain apps.
No matter what type of lighting you use or need, there’s a form for you and all your lighting needs. Call We Are More for any lighting installations or set ups at events, theaters, weddings etc. We can make your dreams come true!
We know boats can’t educate themselves, so We Are More does the job. Installing smart features on your water vessel is all it takes. Smart marine technology consists of everything that a smart home would, plus a few extras. Just to name a few, security systems, sound systems, WiFi, televisions, radar, distress signals, autopilots, GPS, air conditioning, thermal imaging, monitors, drones, and more.
Imagine having a sonar device reachable from anywhere on the boat, or trackers for fishing. If you’re a fisherman, pulling out a phone or tablet might not be so easy on the water, good thing you can install charging and mounting devices to have electronics easily accessible.
Using a single smart device to wirelessly manage all systems on a smart boat isn’t just easier on the captain but also on his wallet. Instead of installing multiple devices for different tasks, racking up a costly amount, owners can opt for single installations that work throughout the vessel as a network. Using a single control panel or app no matter where you are.
Even after leaving a boat at its dock, people can continue to feel safe with security system installments. These systems can be accessed through any mobile smart device from anywhere in the world. Continually keep an eye on your boat while travelling, without worry. Since most boats are usually unattended it's smart to stay connected to them.
Aside from security camera’s giving off visual, you can also set up a sensor alert system that tells you if there’s activity around your boat, or if your boat is being maneuvered when you aren’t there. Security features aren’t just for intruders to get caught; you can also watch for rising tides, electrical problems on board, weather conditions and so on. Owners can also feel safe while on the water, with a control center that monitors everything from engine temperature to alerting you if the anchor is still down.
Tap into all sound controls and lighting as well. Turn up the tunes, change the songs, or shuffle your playlists through voice commands, a smart device, or control panel. Switch from dim dinner lighting on the water to neon hues in seconds or keep it casual by simply having regular lights you can turn off and on without having to flip a switch. You can also install features that’ll have everything on the boat turned on and ready to go before you step onboard.
There are almost an endless number of features that you can equip your boat with to make it smart. These fast-moving technologies are making their way to boats all over the world. Call We Are More for any estimates or installations, we have all your solutions. Having more flexibility on the ocean is a must, give it a try.