How can smart products help with independent living

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There are so many clever ways that smart home products can make our everyday lives easier and significantly increase quality of life. For people living independently, they can provide a lot of support and help give friends and family members peace of mind that our loved ones are safe and sound.

Smart door locks

Now you can leave home without ever having to worry about carrying your keys. Smart door locks come with automatic locking, which allows you to feel secure by locking behind you whenever you go out.   

Once connected to a bluetooth smart app, keyless bluetooth locks also allow you to enter your home with the app and can send notifications to friends and family when you have arrived home safely.

 
Smart Door Locks

Video doorbells

For an extra set of eyes on your home, a video doorbell is a great solution that lets you answer your door from your smartphone or PC and only takes minutes to install yourself. 

It will also give you instant mobile alerts when people press your doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors, and when you answer the alert, you can see, hear and speak to your visitors.

Video Doorbell

Google Home

Voice activated speakers, such as Google Home, can switch electronic devices on and off like lights and the TV. You can also call friends and family hands free, which can be incredibly helpful in the case of an emergency. They can also help to make everyday tasks effortless, like adding items to your shopping list and checking the weather before you leave home.

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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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