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As the years go by, even homes are now getting smarter. A smart home is a dwelling place that uses electronic devices that are connected to the internet allowing it to be controlled and monitored remotely. This innovation has greatly improved the home owner’s life because, with the ability to take control of everything with lesser physical interaction, the owner can do worthwhile things while having the control system right in front of him.
If you own a home and you would want to consider installing some of these gadgets, here is a list of the most useful devices you can invest in for your home.
Upon entering your home, you can start introducing a smart doorbell to take care of those visitors coming to your home. Can you imagine being disturbed by a visitor or a delivery man while you are enjoying watching a movie? A smart doorbell can actually make you undisturbed. You can opt to install video doorbells that have a built-in camera, speaker, and microphone so you can see from your phone or a monitor who is outside and you can directly speak to that person without opening the door. Being able to respond to your visitor remotely can be very convenient. It also allows you to keep a record of their faces, imagine if it was a suspicious visitor at your doorstep.
This can be best paired with a video doorbell. If you wish to let a visitor enter your house, you can open your door with just a click from your phone, or the other way around, if it’s a stranger you see from the monitor, then you can activate all your security locks and make a call and report to the authorities.
Smart Light Bulbs and Lighting Control
One common thing that you want to automate is your light system, it should be able to switch out, brighten or dim itself as you move inside your home. You can easily control it using your voice, a Bluetooth device, or a mobile application that you can easily download on your phone. Installing a smart light bulb is easy, they can replace conventional light bulbs that you may have installed initially or you can just install it like any other ordinary light bulb in a newly built home. Then you just have to connect it to your home Wifi through a smart hub. A smart hub can be purchased when you get the smart bulb. Just keep in mind that you need to read the instructions and follow each step when syncing your lighting system.
Smart temperature controllers can give your home the perfect temperature setting depending on the time of day and the number of occupants inside a room. It allows you to set the time you desire when cooling or heating the rooms in your home. Thus, offering a convenient and efficient way of controlling your heating and cooling system and giving you a reasonable cost on energy consumption.
If you love to cook, this smart cooker is a piece of must-have equipment in your kitchen. It is a programmable multi-cooker and it can be controlled using your mobile phone. You can use your phone to set the cooking duration time, adjust heat settings, and monitor what you are cooking. You do not need to stand and check the status of the food, instead, you will just receive notifications from your phone. There are also smart pots that give you pre-installed recipes that even those who are not gifted to cook can learn using this smart cooker.
Smart TVs have been very popular since streaming became a trend. With your smart TV, you can enjoy watching movies, series, and music videos, too. The fast growth of models has enabled gaming also accessible as well as social media access using a smart TV. You can even cast your iPhone to a Smart TV if you want to view photos or videos on the big screen. Many of these TVs are now integrated with the smart lighting system and smart locks. Using your TV to monitor and control is now available because of these upgrades.
There are several benefits we can get when we invest in these Smart gadgets for our homes. One of which is the ability and convenience of controlling your devices with an app that may be on your phone, tablet, or a voice-controlled assistant. Smart devices can also provide you with real-time data, for example with security information and energy consumption. These investments may not yet take away all your chores but one thing is for sure now, they can make you save time and money.