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December 12, 2016

Distance Delivery: How Remote Technology is Changing Your Life

In the last few decades, technology has become an integral part of our society. Most people will not leave their home without a mobile phone, and where you might have had a few devices before, now everything is stored more or less in one place. School work is done online and from the cloud. The Internet has paved the way for new careers and industries. And many more places and things are changing to make way for more technology and a more convenient lifestyle. Remote technology is fascinating and futuristic. It might seem like a science fiction concept, but you can control a lot of your life remotely and even more remote technology is coming out today. From your TV to things like your home thermostat, remotes are being used in surprising ways to change our very lifestyles. Below is a look at some of the ways remote technology has changed our lives and what other new remote technologies are coming to the forefront.

Home Security

You can monitor your entire home from a remote location with a mobile app. You can monitor the inside and the outside of your home from a mobile app. When you use a remote monitoring app, you will always have access to your video camera surveillance footage, residential alarm systems and locks. You will know if there is an intruder in your home and if someone is trying to enter your home. If there is an intruder in your home, you can lock your home and alert the local authorities from a remote location.

Automated Lighting

You can also control your lights with remote technology. If you are not at home, program your lights to turn on and off at different intervals. When you are home, you can still control your lights with remote technology and you will not have to search for the light switch in the middle of the night. This is great not only for saving energy, but also deterring thieves from entering or targeting your home for theft.

Automated Home Theater System

Remote technology can also control your home theater system. Searching for a lost remote can be a hassle. When you use remote technology, you can automate your home theater system from one device. Remote technology can adjust the volume on your television and can change the channels at set intervals. This is achieved through universal remotes, and in future maybe even your Smartphone. Currently, DVRs are already part of this integrated system.

Automated Appliances

Remote technology can also control your appliances. When you are running low on food, your refrigerator can send the order directly to the grocery store. You can program your dishwasher to start at a certain time every day as well. These new products are always coming out and changing so keep a sharp eye on the home technology market. Apps are also helpful for solving these kinds of problems in the short-term.

Automated HVAC System

Remote technology can control your HVAC systems as well. You can program the system to raise and lower the temperature throughout the day. The technology can help you lower your electric bill and, when you use an automated thermostat, your home will always be the perfect temperature. It is a great way to increase your home’s efficiency.

Remote technology is always improving and is becoming more affordable. Today, you can control several devices with one inexpensive app and when you use remote technology, you can have peace of mind while you are on vacation or even just at work during the day.


Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy. For more information on getting business security system like regular residential alarm systems check out this site.