The pandemic was hard on everyone. But, many took advantage of that opportunity to spend more time with their furry friends. Now that we’ve opened back up and things are getting back to normal, we’ll have to increasingly leave our pets alone. While the separation can be more difficult these days, the same smart home technology that makes our lives easier, can also help us take better care of and stay better connected to our pets. Let’s take a look at a few scenarios in which your existing smart home devices can also make you a better friend to your furry loved ones.
Using smart sensors for your pets
Nothing is more important than your pet’s safety. Smart sensors play an important role in keeping your pets out of trouble, whether you are asleep, in another room, or away from the home. Place a door or window sensor on your doggy door to track comings and goings, or add motion detectors to your yard or room to alert you of a pet that’s “out of bounds”. For the kitty in your life, consider adding a motion sensor near their litter box to triggers a room deodorizer. You can even add a pressure sensor to furniture when you don’t want big Fido on the couch while you are away. And water leak sensor can be placed in or near water bowls to alert you of a thirsty pet.
Using smart cameras for your pets
If you can’t be with your pets, you can still keep an eye on them. Motion-activated cameras are great options and outdoor cameras paired with motion or door sensors add peace of mind. But, remember that pressure sensor on the couch? Try combining it with the two-way audio of our IndoorVue Camera to let Fido know it’s not okay to be on the nice sofa. ; )
Using a smart thermostat for your pets
Cat, dog, bird, or iguana – Whatever your pet, keeping the house comfortable is important. With a smart thermostat, you’ll never have to worry if it’s too cold or too warm. Control your home’s ambient temperature remotely or add to a MeshBot automation to trigger your thermostat based on weather events or pet behavior.
Using smart lighting for your pets
Commuting is rough on all of us, but it can be especially stressful for our pets when we get stuck in traffic. Avoid your pet pacing in a dark house wondering where you are with smart lighting. They can be programmed or remotely controlled, helping to keep your pet illuminated and cutting down on energy costs. Combining smart lighting with sensors and a smart thermostat means your pet will be comfortable and secure no matter where they choose to roam.
It’s not always easy being a pet parent, but their endless love and the joy they bring to our lives makes it more than worth it. With an Ezlo smart home, taking care of your pet(s) has never been easier. Check out the Ezlo Shop to see the latest in smart home devices and let us know what creative solutions you come up with for your pet!