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Simple Home Automation Solutions with Design in Mind 

By December 2, 2017Guest Post

Imagine if you’re a busy and productive member of society. You wake up, go to work, and then you have your evening to get your life in order. Whether it be grocery shopping, taking the kids to soccer practice, or even attending events to better your mind and body, life mandates that you’re moving and active. And, in a world and society in which movement and motion is something that’s valued, your life is busy.

Now, what if you could access devices that would help ease the stress of your life? What if there were devices that acted automatically? And, what if these devices made your home look chic? 30 years ago, this seemed like a pipe dream. However, society evolves. And, in 2017, automated devices surround you everywhere you go.

If you love working on DIY projects and looking for a series of electronic items that make life easier, then keep reading to become enlightened.

Automatic Door Opener

An annoyance exists in this world that goes unmatched. Mainly, this irritation occurs when you have your hands full. Grocery shopping is a prime example of the time in life when your temper shortens. This situation is especially true when you get home, and you just don’t have enough hands. However, all of this gets avoided if you have an automatic door opener.

Most automatic door openers sport a sleek look. Rarely do they look clunky and most of them are quite small. Easy to install, these openers enhance your life and make it easier. A great garage door opener is hard to find, but a surefire bet is a program that connects to your smartphone.


While all automatic door openers promise the same premise across the board, some devices vary considerably when it comes to quality. You don’t worry about quality with Homey, a tool in which you can stay connected with a handful of other devices and even your lamps and electronics inside your home!

Homey is compatible with services such as Bluetooth and ZigBee. Along with a slew of apps you can connect, Homey turns on lights, your television, and even links to other radio modules. Homey is a fantastic device that brings a modern look into your household.

Wall Mounts

In all the inventions that grace humanity, is there anything much better than a wall mount? Think about it. Remember when you couldn’t place that beautiful looking HDTV on the wall and it withered away on a shelf? While it’s indeed a first world problem with the absence of a wall mount, these nifty devices help ease the technology woes of finding the proper place for the television.

And, wall mounts hardly ever seem to look clunky. Rather, most wall mounts display the television proudly without stealing the eyesight of the people inside the house.


Security always tends to become a hot-button topic in society. Whether you live in the USA or outside the of the country, safety is always paramount. Protection for individual homes, corporations, and businesses is a booming market these days. With the threat of cyber terrorism and online scams, it becomes an even more significant item of interest.

The Canary allows you to look at your security situation and thoroughly check on your home. The device will enable you to view your home through a series of cameras. These cameras watch over your home, and it’s a fantastic device because you can access it through your phone. It’s terrific if you want to keep an eye on your home.

Video Doorbell

Yes, it’s a real thing! Since you live in 2017, you probably see a lot of stuff that was once considered futuristic and science-fiction. Phones as small as the palm of your hand are commonplace, and computers amass a ridiculous amount of power. With all this technology so familiar, the video doorbell is still something that seems futuristic and not a lot of people own.

However, the video doorbell is lovely to have. It allows you to see who’s at the door when you’re nowhere near it. Once again, most video doorbells fit right into the environment. It’s hard to find an eyesore when shopping for a video doorbell.


Automation is a common element today. Whether you’re looking for automated food service, money services or even self-driving cars, these inventions are apparent in culture. The items listed above help you live life to the fullest. They all help you and look great.

Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

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  • Marlinda Lee says:

    Hi Meredith, I agree with your point that automation is a very common element and every people looking for automated items. Thanks for sharing the useful automated item ideas. They are really useful for today’s generation. Looking forward to your next amazing ideas related to these. Keep posting.

  • Doug says:

    Okay, this has definitely inspired me to look into some of these items. The video doorbell for one, just makes total sense. Thanks Kacey!