Jarvis, Lock the Door. How Can Virtual Assistants Make Your Home Smarter


Homes nowadays are becoming more and more tailored to fit our everyday needs, with technology being put in the service of leisure, health, and home improvement. In other words, the culture of wellness has shaped the way technology develops. In our postmodern culture, we focus more on ideas and creativity, but, at the same time, we also crave the simplicity of rustic life and a more paced existence. The problem is that work, the hustle and bustle of everyday life, our social obligations leave us little time for micromanaging our homes like in the old times.

That is where Winnipeg smart home automation comes to the rescue due to their readiness to please us, and their capacity to adapt to our needs, preferences, and moods. Of course, they don’t read our minds just yet, but being capable of personalizing almost everything based on your unique needs and preferences is pretty cool.

Let’s have a look at a few tasks that a smart home can perform for you.

Adjusting the Light to Fit Your Rhythm

Numerous studies suggest that light has a significant influence on our sleeping rhythm and quality. An extensive variety of sleeping problems have to do with overstimulation before bedtime, including TVs, bright lights, flashing lights, etc. The widely spread habit of using our smartphones right before sleeping, sometimes even staring at the screen for hours before closing our eyes, is messing up our sleeping patterns. We wake up tired, and we don’t know why.

Smart homes integrate light changing patterns to fit your sleeping schedule, the view outside, and your nocturnal habits. It will decrease the light intensity as your usual bedtime approaches, and it will open the curtains when it’s time to wake up. Using light to get you to sleep and wake you up gently is the closest thing to our natural habits, and can lead to good sleep hygiene.

Save Energy by Sensing Your Presence

Of course, it is very convenient to have your house light your way when you’re roaming around at night, half asleep. But, more than that, smart homes help the environment by limiting electricity or water use to when they are genuinely needed.

Preset your ideal water temperature, and pressure and your quick shower will turn on the water just the way you like it. It can also play relaxing music and dim the lights, so you honestly feel pampered and relaxed.

Having a personalized profile for each household member is of great help, especially when having multiple generations under the same roof. The same space – an interactive coffee table, for example – can be a playmat for the preschoolers, a map for a student preparing for a geography test, an abstract animation for the adult that wants to rest after work, or an office space for the one that works from home. Each scenario will have its mood and virtual tools provided by the smart home.

Stop Food Waste and Annoying Shopping Trips

One of the significant life improvements that a smart home brings is avoiding the hassle of grocery shopping (parents of toddlers know what we’re talking about). While food delivery services have been around for quite some time, it is still time-consuming to make a shopping list, fill in your cart and make the order. Your smart home can do all that for you if it is equipped with a smart fridge.

A smart fridge will know what your regular consumption is, what your recurrent buys are and how to order what’s missing. It will scan its shelves and decide that in two days it has to order fresh bananas, that milk is missing and the fruit compartment needs a refill. What’s left for you is to relax and take your time to cook a home meal or throw something in a multicooker and do something else. Life is becoming increasingly enjoyable once chores are automatized.


The main disadvantage of living in a smart home are casual connectivity issues since everything works online. But, don’t worry, you can still go analog (in case you haven’t forgotten how it is already).

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