3 Essential Smart Items When Moving Home

3 Essential Smart Items When Moving Home

The following contribution is from another author.

It is said that moving home is one of the most stressful things that you can do but with advances in modern technology, apart from the hassle of the actual heavy lifting and placement of items, it has become a lot easier to manage than you might have previously thought.

Smartphone technology is now capable of connecting to many previously mundane items in order to inform you about the status of something and the new technologies involved lend themselves well to the moving of items, something which is obviously a large part of moving home.

Some of the most useful smart technologies when moving include:

  • GPS
  • Smart Locks
  • Smart Trackers

While not technically a smart item and not even new technology, GPS has improved a lot since its early days and modern GPS can be found on your phone while smart locks can be controlled from your mobile device and can let you know if someone is trying to open them. Smart trackers can be a massive advantage when moving since they allow you to easily find items that you need while unpacking.

GPS – Better Than Ever

Global Positioning Systems are an excellent method of getting one place to another via the best possible route. You may have heard the stories of non-existent roads, cars being guided into lakes and even being taken into dangerous, crime-ridden territory, but GPS has come a long way since the early 2000s. 

The act of cross-country moving has now become easier using very simple GPS apps on your smartphone. You can now be safely guided from one location to another as you drive hundreds of miles to your new home and the common features of modern smartphone GPS apps include traffic updates, weather warnings, and the best places to stop. 

Smart Locks – Realtime Protection

There are many smart devices available now that can be controlled by mobile devices. From voice-controlled light bulbs and app-connected video cameras to appliances that communicate with each other and boiler control, almost no aspect of your home is not able to connect to specialized smart apps via your phone.

One of the best developments in the smartphone security range, along with devices such as Ring doorbell, is smart locks. Installable on any door, smart locks can interface with your phone or tablet and provide real-time information on the status of a lock. You are able to lock or unlock a door yourself with the apps which will even inform you if the lock is being tampered with. These will provide great peace of mind when settling into a new home.  

Smart Trackers – Never Lose Anything Again

One of the biggest nightmares of moving is keeping things organized and trying to find the stuff you need when you come to unpack. Smart trackers make sorting your home items a breeze as all you need to do is install a tab and track it as you like. This not only makes finding essential items for your first day of unpacking easier but can help locate lost items as well, making these an essential part of any smart home.

Tabs that come with the system can be applied to a particular box for example, which you can connect to via the app on your phone. All you need to do is name a label such as “hygiene products” and you can then easily locate which box your hygiene products are in when sorting out the stuff for your new home. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).