More people than ever prefer to make their homes smarter and safer. How? By installing various smart home technology devices. Users of these devices agree they save both time and money in making the routine running of the home a lot easier.
However, with each passing day, better technology gadgets appear on the market. The supply of smart devices is high and continues to intensify. How do you know which device to select for your home? Find some of the must-have smart home devices listed below: –
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Smart Control Thermostats
Smart thermostats come equipped with movement sensors. These sensors detect activity in your home and automatically adjust the temperature in your home accordingly.
However, you still have the power to set the thermostat’s limits.
This advance in technology makes it possible to control your thermostat in two places. One, at the base of operations at your home. Two, from a smart thermostat app on your phone or another hand-held device.
Smart Technology Doorbells
Smart technology doorbells make it possible for you to see whoever is at your door from a distance. The doorbell has a microphone and a camera that records anyone who rings your doorbell. They then send the video to an app on your phone or computer. These doorbells come in handy, especially if you’re not at home and want to know who’s come to visit you.
Some smart doorbells have facial recognition technology that can be useful in identifying regular house callers.
Smart speakers were some of the first designs of smart home technology. Back in their initial inception, they played audiobooks and high-quality music.
Today, however, developers synchronize smart speakers with other automation devices. For example, your security system and your diary, thus making it easy to control them with your voice. For instance, armed with the Amazon Alexa and Total Connect 2.0 Integration Guide, you can synchronize these devices yourself.
Smart Leak Technology
The most common problem homeowners face is household plumbing leaks. Besides being a pain, household leaks, particularly those that go unnoticed, thus result in wastage of water and even structural damage.
Smart leak monitor gadgets or sensors once attached to your pipes detect leaks as soon as they occur and send alerts to your phone’s smart leak app.
Smart Smoke Detectors
The beauty of smoke detectors is that they raise an alarm anytime they detect smoke in your home. Smart smoke detectors go a step further. They alert you to the exact location of the smoke or fire and how quickly the danger is spreading. The warning gives you time to react quickly. You either put out the fire or get a safe exit out of your home.
These smoke detectors can work together with your intelligent lighting systems to provide you with lighting for the safest route out of the house.
Smart Security System
The advantages of a security system for your home cannot be over-emphasized. These cameras provide you with video footage of movement in and around your home.
Smart security systems automatically upload these recordings online. They also send out alerts immediately after they detect an intrusion.
Some systems include professional surveillance services, where someone else monitors the video feed from your security system and notifies your local police and fire departments in the event of any intrusions.
Intelligent lights allow you to control your lights from an app or using your voice, no matter where you are in your home. Once these lights connect to your smart speaker, you ask ‘Siri’ or ‘Alexa’ to turn on or off the lights. How cool is that?
Every new advancement in home technology gadgets is a step closer to a reality of one day having every device in our home responding to your voice without having to lift a finger or even be inside your home. Manufacturers make these devices and gadgets increasingly user-friendly. In most cases, it thus becomes easier for you to install them without requiring the expertise of a professional. Just note that once you take that leap and have some of these devices up and running in your home, you cannot do without them.