It’s become very easy to automate your home nowadays. It doesn’t matter whether you have a studio apartment, an old-style loft, or a home in the suburbs, you don’t need to prep yourself for a major or any renovation as a matter of fact.
So why do we say it’s easy to automate your home? That’s because of energy smart products, easily available and reasonably priced that makes them affordable by many income brackets. Smart Home products are some of the greatest products to hit the markets in this decade. Talk about saving energy and money at the same time! These products not only bring with them the benefits of convenience and security with their functionality but they’re also designed to save energy and in the long term reduce utility bills as well.
There are many Smart Home products you can install or set up around your home to automate certain features like lights, thermostats, door locks even. Other smart appliances are smart refrigerators, smart coffee-makers, and smart ovens and so on – but those fall in a slightly pricier category.
Here are some Smart Home products that you can add to your home.
1. Smart Lights
Save up on the energy and electric bills with Smart lights. It is an investment worth making!
Smart Lights work by connecting to your smartphones or through a central Hub via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This allows you to control your home lighting with a simple touch on your phone. Amazing right? That’s what smart technology is all about. Wireless and remote access. Switch on the front yard lights if you’re stuck in traffic on your way back from work and it’s getting dark, or if you’re snuggled in ready to go to bed but realize you left the lights on outside. You have no excuse to leave the lights on because of your laziness.
2. Smart Cameras
It’s always good to be cautious; that’s why Smart Cameras are what you need for your home. These are easy to set up and don’t need any professional help for mounting cameras and monitors onto walls. Many smart cameras come as wireless webcams resembling small cameras, while some are wired – and that only requires you to plug it into an outlet. Now, how do these work?
Just like Smart Lights and other Smart Home devices, smart cameras can be controlled and their video feed (in HD just by the way) can be accessed from your smartphones, tablets and laptops. They also support two-way audio to make communication easier and have real-time alerts that are sent to your phone if any movement is detected.
3. Voice Assistant
You don’t necessarily have to have any other smart home gadgets in your home to get a Voice Assistant. Voice assistants are also known as Smart Speakers, a very helpful device to have in the house for just about anyone.
Voice Assistants can sync to other smart devices around your home – so anything from smart lights to smart ovens. They also sync with your smartphones and can make phone calls and send texts on your behalf with a simple voice command. What’s more is that regardless of whether they sync to other smart devices or not, Voice Assistants can set reminders and run your Google searches for you. You can check the traffic situation on the route you’re planning to take or have a recipe dictated to you as you prepare dinner. It’s like having a virtual assistant around.
4. Smart Door Lock
Another great smart device to get for your home to up your security game. Smart door locks basically make your doors keyless – and tamperproof. If you have kids at home, or a sneaky pet that knows its way around a door handle or if you’re someone that travels frequently but don’t have anybody to leave the keys with, you would love Smart Door Locks.
These locks can be locked and unlocked wirelessly and even remotely, hence if you’re a frequent traveler this is great for you. Then you can unlock the door for anybody you need to even from a different city altogether. The locks are designed to send alerts any time the door unlocks or is used. They can even automatically lock themselves after a few seconds. And if you’re not sure, simply pick up your phone and check the lock status.