5 innovative solutions to make your home “smarter”

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There are Hermès and Gucci home collections to perk up your living space, next-level appliances to clean your home from the inside out, and top gaming hardware to build the ultimate game room. Now what your home could use is a bit of brains.

Think security systems that alert you when your children’s nanny or dog-walker comes over, bathtubs that auto-fill at your preferred water level and temperature, and glass windows that tint based on preset heat settings and conditions.

Yes, smart technology has come a long way. Not only does it help solve a problem you may currently be facing, it also saves time and effort while reducing wastage and/or making the best of natural resources.

Here are 5 innovative solutions to make your home “smarter” so work stays at the office and comfort begins at your front door.

Halio Smart Tinting Glass

Bearing with the heat is part and parcel of living in Malaysia, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of natural sunlight. The Halio Smart Tinting Glass allows you to enjoy the best of your home’s natural views and surroundings, while allowing you to adjust the level of sunlight that enters through it to keep the temperature cool indoors. Blocking up to 97% (Halio) or 99% (Halio Black) of ultraviolet rays in less than 3 minutes, all you need is the tap of a button to set the level of tinting based on your preferences. You can even install several panes and configure each one differently or automate the tinting of the glass to specific thresholds at different times of day. Protip: you can also use the glass panels as dividers, interior decor, or for privacy. halioglass.com