Top Interesting Smart Home Devices
As technology continues to advance, modern homes are becoming more pleasant and convenient thanks to smart home technology. Today, we have numerous smart home devices and gadgets that can help make mundane household tasks easier. For example, you can control your mobile gadgets just using your voice – you won’t ever have to move from the couch. There are also smart gadgets that let you turn on/off lights remotely or even open your gates or window blinds automatically. It’s amazing how smart technology makes homes more livable.
Given the many benefits of smart home devices, it’s no surprise that this technology has gained much acceptance and popularity. In fact, commercial contractors from AFS General Contracting and other engineering firms have noted an increase in construction projects that are smart technology-adaptable. Current architectural and engineering trends are greatly influenced by smart technology.
However, with the myriad of smart home products and brands available, smart-home newbies can get overwhelmed. To help you get started, here is the ultimate list of interesting smart home products that can make your life at home easier.
1. Smart doorbell: Nest Hello
Make your home smart right from the doorstep with the Nest Hello. This video doorbell is equipped with facial recognition feature and has a good video quality. It can be connected with your Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers to alert you when someone is around.
2. Robot Vacuum: Samsung Powerbot R7070
Home cleaning is now easier thanks to robot vacuum. With its powerful vacuum, it can clean up dust, pet hair, and other dirt even that lodged in the corners. It has a very user-friendly dustbin for easier upkeep. Samsung Powerbot R7070 can be connected with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allowing you to schedule its performance.
3. Smart Speaker: Amazon Echo 2nd Gen
More chic and smaller, the Amazon Echo 2nd Gen is a great smart speaker with loads of features. Aside from a decent audio quality, it can connect with smart home hubs, control smart home gadgets, check the weather, play music, read audiobooks, access the Internet, and even do online shopping – all with just voice command.
4. Smart Thermostat: Ecobee4
Expect amazing updates with Ecobee4. It retains its main features: the remote sensor that maintains the desired temperature in all rooms and the slick touch-screen controls. With this updated version, it comes with Alexa built-in, so you don’t require Echo Dot or Echo to access other smart home gadgets.
5. Smart Carbon Monoxide/Home Detector: Nest Protect
Unlike traditional smoke detectors, Nest Protect is designed to monitor the slightest signs of smoke and levels of carbon monoxide. It can also pinpoint the location of the fire. Better yet, it can be integrated with other smart home devices, allowing you to turn on Smart Lights in case of fire or emergency.
6. Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb: TP-Link LB120
The TP Link LB120 smart Wi-Fi LED bulb is directly linked to your wireless network. It can be controlled remotely using Google Home or Alexa (turned on/off, dimmed, changed to white light or bright daylight). The circadian mode adjusts the lights depending on the time of day and need for lighting.
7. Smart Plugs: Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Use your mobile device to remotely control any electrical appliance or device plugged into a Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug. From home entertainment through kitchen appliances to lights and lamps, you can control any electrical device connected to smart plugs. There are also different smart plug sizes intended for specific electrical loads.
8. Smart Lock: August Smart Lock Pro
Imagine forgetting to lock the door door while on your way to work, that’s certainly unsettling. With August Smart Lock Pro, you can lock your door remotely using your smartphone. This smart device also sends alerts in case of an unauthorized access. It is integrated with Alexa and Google Home and can be connected with other smart home devices, such as August’s DoorBell Cam.
9. Smart Home Hub: Samsung Smartthings
If you’re running multiple smart home devices, you need a central system to control and integrate these gadgets. This is where Samsung Smartthings comes into the picture. It is compatible with different devices and has a very easy interface.
10. Smart Home Shades: Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades
With the Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades, you wouldn’t have to worry about opening or closing your home’s shades. This smart home device offers a lot of flexibility and features that include setting timed scenes, GPS-based automated commands, voice control, and integration with other gadgets.
If you are planning to make your home “smarter”, you can start with these useful and interesting smart home devices!