Fit Bits and Cars and Homes, Oh My!


Technology is an AMAZING, and it just keeps getting better all the time.

My Aunt Katie recently got a new car. A 2017 Kia Soul–she is amazed with all the cool things it can do. She doesn’t even need a key to start it any more. You just push a button and you’re on your way. You don’t need a key to lock or unlock your doors anymore, either.

When it gets dark, the lights go on automatically. You don’t have to worry about leaving the lights on and killing the battery. When you put the car in reverse, you have a camera that shows what’s going on behind from a dash mounted 8” touchscreen, and maybe a beeping noise to tell you if you’re about to hit something.

The Kia comes with sensors that let you know when you’re getting too close to something in front of you or when you are drifting to another lane without meaning to.

While you’re driving you can push a button on your steering wheel to answer your phone or switch radio stations—satellite radio, most likely. You can even charge your phone wirelessly in your car!

BEST OF ALL the car has a button called record and it saves all of your settings so next time you get in the car sets the seats where you want them, sets the temperature, music, mirrors , everything to your preference…

Does your home do that?

Now let’s take a look at your fitness tracker. For the most part, you probably wear it around your wrist, like a watch. This little device can tell you how many steps you take, what your heart rate is, how much exercise you have done throughout a day, and how much sleep you get each night. It can even remind you to get up and move at set times. If you sync it with your smart phone, it will also tell you when someone is calling you or sending a text message, and when an event on your calendar is near.

Does your home do that?

If you have all this great technology in so many areas of your life, why shouldn’t you have it in your home as well? Think of all the things technology can do for you in your home? You can make sure your garage door is closed, your doors are locked, and your lights turned off just by pushing a button next to your bed. You can make sure your lights are turned on to 20 percent if you get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, so you can see where you’re going without waking your spouse. You can listen to whatever music you want, at whatever volume you want, in whatever room you want, with the push of a button. In the event of a fire in your home, you can make sure the lights are turned on to 20 percent so you can see to get out; that your air conditioning or heating unit is turned off so as not to spread smoke around even further; and that lights flash in front of your house so that emergency workers know exactly where to go.

Technology can bring a wealth of great safety, convenience, and entertainment features that technology to your home. Want to get started? Reach out to 1 Sound Choice today at 973-316-0678 to set up your consultation.

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