Are you worried that you don't have enough smart technology in your home? Never fear, because the bathroom is the next great frontier in the evolution of the Internet of Things. Upscale homeowners can enjoy features like smart tubs and showers, but the product we've all really been waiting for is the smart toilet. Fortunately, consumers now have a choice of several types of smart toilets to increase their bathroom's IQ levels. Read on to learn more.
Paving New Ground in Bathroom Toilet Plumbing
If you've been hankering for more features from your bathroom toilet plumbing, look no further. Check out some of the options available to consumers today:
- DXV smart toilets offer “hands-free operation, ultimate comfort, and water-conserving performance.” Their AT200 model, at a retail price of $4,200, comes with a dual water spray for both front and rear cleaning.
- A model from New Waves includes a bidet that uses warm water, followed by a blast of air for drying, as well as a heated seat, LED lighting and a remote control, all the for price of $1,399.
- The LIXIL “My Satis” comes with all the standard bidet features, plus speakers so you can listen to soothing music and a diary app that can keep track of your habits in the bathroom for later analysis.
- If you don't want to go to the trouble of installing a whole new toilet, you can also get seats to add to your existing toilet which come with many of the same capabilities, including heating, bidet functions and automatic lid opening.
Bathroom Toilet Plumbing and Your Health
If all that isn't enough to sway you, consider the latest in smart toilet news: The Flowsky toilet, by the manufacturer Toto, analyzes the volume and rate of your urine stream so you get a heads up if there are major changes.
Before you take the plunge and shell out thousands of dollars for a smart toilet, make sure you read up on the latest security concerns. That's more than just a precaution – a team of hackers found that they could remotely break into a LIXIL toilet and set the bidet on full power while causing the lid to rise and fall, seemingly on its own volition. That could be a rather scary and off-putting experience for someone in a hurry to use the toilet for its traditional function.
Get the Best in Toilets for Your Bathroom
If you need help adding smart technology to your bathroom toilet plumbing, contact a residential plumber today.