5 Ways a Smartphone can Make your Home a More Convenient Place

As the popularity of home automation increases by the day, we thought we would have a look at how a smartphone can make your home life easier. We now live in an age where many appliances in your home can now be controlled with an app on your phone. While people now routinely use smartphones to pay for goods and services, maybe not as many make full use of them to make their everyday life much more convenient.

Now many people will automatically think that automating your home would be extremely expensive. However, as technology advances at a pace and the fact that the internet is readily available in most places, smart technology has become much more accessible. As highlighted above smart appliances are usually controlled through an app on your phone. So, we thought we’d take a look at some of the everyday household appliances that can be controlled by an app, to make your life much easier.

Smart Locks 

Smart locks are now routinely fitted to homes by Durham Locksmiths or those operating elsewhere in the UK. While the primary reason for fitting smart locks is usually to make your home more secure, there is no doubt that they make life much easier. Smart locks are keyless locks that can be controlled remotely using an app on your phone. This allows you to lock or unlock your doors irrespective of whether you are at home or not. Remote locks take away all that rummaging around in your bag for your keys, no longer do you need to hide keys in strategic places in case you lose yours. There is no longer the need to rush home if someone is coming as you can unlock the door for them from wherever you are. So, as you can see smart locks can make your life a whole lot easier and safer.


Now while most central heating systems have had timers for many years now, how often do you forget to set it before you leave home. This means either you have your heating on all day while the home is empty running up a large bill, or you arrive home in the evening in winter to a freezing cold home. There are now a number of apps available that allow you to control your heating via your smartphone. This means that no matter where you are you can turn your heating on or off or adjust the temperature at your convenience.


Smart lighting as is the case with other applications is designed to make life easier for the homeowner. By replacing traditional bulbs with smart light bulbs which are connected to the internet allowing you control of all the lighting in your home. Smart lights allow you to remotely adjust lighting from anywhere inside or outside your home. Smart lights will remove the need for dimmers and no longer will you need to get up every time you want to turn the lights on or off. Also, say you have forgotten to set the timer and you are concerned about security; you can remedy the problem by using your smartphone.

Electric Blinds 

Smart Blinds are something else that can make everyday life much easier for the homeowner. If you live in a large home with a number of different blinds as window coverings, it can be tedious and time-consuming going round opening and closing them. By using the app you can also schedule customized settings that allow your blinds to open and close automatically.

Kitchen Cooker

There is now a range of kitchen appliances that can be controlled by using your smartphone. This allows you to take control of your oven settings no matter where you are. This means you are no longer reliant on setting a timer before you leave for work, as a few taps on your phone and dinner is on the go and will be ready and waiting for you when you get home.

While smart homes were once the domain of the rich and famous, however, all the appliances we have highlighted above are now well within reach of us all. Hopefully, the information above will give some ideas of how automation can make your home a much more convenient space.