Top Tech Devices to make Your House a Smart Home
If the thought of controlling your home with the touch of a button appeals to you, you will love some of the newest gadgets that have hit the market. While you may not want all of them, although you can certainly buy them all if you wish, there are sure to be a few that you can’t live without. Consider how these gadgets can make your life easier and even a bit safer.
With smart thermostats, you never need to fuss with remembering to turn your heat up or down. Not only can you control your thermostat from your phone with an app, you can even set it so that individual rooms are monitored too. A wireless sensor placed in each room tells the thermostat to keep the heat on until the room reaches the desired temperature. Smart thermostats keep everyone more comfortable and help you save on energy, too!
Home Security Systems
There is a host of options when it comes to home security gadgets, from doorbells with a hidden camera in them, which ensures you always know who is at your front door, to smart security lighting that automatically turns on at the sound of the doorbell. This technology will even follow your regular lighting schedule when you are away from home, perfectly mimicking an occupied home. These devices are so clever would-be burglars will never suspect that no one is at home.
These handy devices, like the Belkin WeMo Switch, can be used to power any device, but the best part is they can be controlled by your phone. They even have the capability of monitoring the energy use of any device you plug into it. That’s good news if you have multiple family members or forgetful teens who sometimes forget to turn off lights or appliances when they leave home. It will also give you the added comfort of knowing irons and hair straighteners won’t pose a risk of fire if they accidentally get left on. Just pull up the app and turn them off from wherever you happen to be.
Smart Home Speakers
Voice-activated smart home speakers are a must have if you enjoy a futuristic world. Once it’s set up, your voice becomes its command and lets your control all the smart objects in your home. From setting a kitchen timer while your hands busy cooking to reading you the news headlines, these advanced speakers bring your world to life when you say the word. Our favorite is the Amazon Echo.