The Best Smart Devices For Your Home
Today’s smart homes, powered by smart devices, are becoming more and more popular. With smart devices becoming more affordable and intuitive they are gaining popularity even with those that are not so tech savvy such as older homeowners. Whether you are looking for a device to update you on the weather and stocks, dim your lights at the touch of a button, help you view your security cameras with ease, or even mow your lawn there is a smart device out there for you.
Popular smart hubs such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Nest Hub have become the most widely accepted smart home devices. These smart hubs are much like virtual assistants that can answer your questions, tell you about the weather, and play your music. However, some of the higher-end models take this virtual assisting a step further by providing traffic reports for your route and connecting to your other smart devices such as doorbells, security systems, thermostats, lightbulbs, and more. Smart hubs bring added to convenience to your home by providing a single location from which to access the settings for all of your smart devices instead of having to access multiple apps from your phone.
In addition to the smart hubs they enable connections to all of the smart devices that can be connected to them. Some of the most popular smart devices are smart lightbulbs, smart security systems, and smart lawn care.
Some homeowners fail to see the benefits of a smart lightbulb and hesitate to purchase them because of their price. However, smart lightbulbs can actually save you money by allowing you to control each lightbulb from your phone and optimizing your energy use. This means if you accidentally leave a light on at home you can shut it off when you get to work. Prior to investing in smart lightbulbs you need to make sure that they are compatible with the smart hub you have or that they do not require a smart hub for operation.
Smart Security Systems
By integrating smart device features, smart security systems have added a more accurate method of monitoring your home. These systems allow you to access cameras and turn them on and off from your phone or smart hub. Some smart security systems also allow you to set specific zones for motion detection or add sound detection as well.
Smart Lawn Care
Relatively new to the market, smart lawn care is the new smart vacuum. These smart mowers can be controlled from your phone or smart hub and can run on demand or on a schedule. Once the smart mower is finished it returns to its base for charging. Now you can relax on your patio and let the robot do all the work.
Smart devices used to be complicated and expensive but with technological gains they are now easy to use and more affordable than ever. Making your home a smart home is now more convenient than ever with these smart home devices.