By NAME, ASSA ABLOY Smart Living Expert A smarter way to get fit? Smart home technology can take some pain out of your exercise regime As the smartphone becomes a control panel for our homes, convenience takes centre-stage. But what about sustainability? Interior design magazine Elle Décor has claimed, “Smart home and green home are now nearly synonymous”. Are there really ways in which smart home technology makes our daily lives more sustainable? The health and fitness market was one of the first to embrace the potential of smart devices. Even my 10-year-old now likes to track her activity on her Fitbit, but already this market has progressed way beyond step counting. You can get a smart device to monitor indoor air quality or take your blood pressure. Whenever you check, there are hundreds of “smart” projects looking for Kickstarter funding. Home automation technologies can help here, too. A smart home equipped with a smart door lock can help make it more convenient to exercise where and when you want. Smarter = fitter For a start, a smart door lock like the award-winning ENTR® enables you to go out jogging without carrying physical keys. No more jangling keys in your pocket (what pocket?), which means no more digging in and discomfort in all the wrong places. With an ENTR® smart door lock you can open the door with your smartphone. Even remotely, so there’s no need to break off from your run to let in an unexpected visitor or a family member who has lost their keys.