Nearly everyone owns a smartphone these days. Besides having instant access to social media and email accounts your smartphone can be quite useful. Your smartphone can save you a lot of money on your bills and help to protect your home. In today’s post, let’s look at 7 Ingenious Devices to Turn Your Home into a Smart Home.
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So you’re at work and you suddenly realize that you forgot to shut your garage door and/or lock your front door. Or maybe you forgot to turn the thermostat down. No worries! You can easily solve the problem with some fabulous technology that’s on the market today.
Nest Learning Thermostat
A thermostat that you can control from your smartphone makes a lot of sense. Especially if you and your family have crazy schedules. I don’t know how many times we have left our home, got a few miles down the road, and then I remember that I forgot to adjust the thermostat while the house is empty. Being able to control your home’s thermostat while you are away can save you some big bucks on your energy bill!
Unfortunately, we live in a world where security is an issue that cannot be ignored. To give you peace of mind and make sure your home is secure consider installing a security camera. But not just any camera; a smart video camera that you can access the footage at any time right on your smartphone.
A Logi Circle Wireless HD video security camera connects to your Wi-Fi and allows you to see exactly what is happening in your home through an app on your smartphone. It also allows two-way talk and can be charged with a USB power adapter.
August Smart Locks
When you have an August Smart Lock, your smartphone is now the key to your home. You can lock and unlock your front door from your phone, wherever you are. Let guests into your home even when you aren’t home. This also keeps an activity log of who enters your home and when.
Ring – Wi-Fi Smart Video Doorbell
You might think it is either amazing or completely over-the-top when you realize that there are actually smart doorbells! Someone rings your doorbell and you get a notification on your smartphone. You can see a video of who is at your door and even talk to them. This doorbell is perfect for answering your door while you are not at home. It also adds a huge measure of security for your home and any packages that get delivered to your door. There is a big chance a package is less likely to be stolen if you have a video camera added to your doorbell. You can record the footage and it includes night vision so it works around the clock.
First Alert Onelink
A smoke detector is a necessary evil. Necessary as in you need one to wake up in the event of a fire at night. Evil as in it always goes off every time you make bacon. A First Alert Onelink is a smart smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector that connects to your Wi-Fi and can send alerts to your Apple devices. The battery is rated to last for ten years! Finally, no more wondering when the last time you changed the batteries!
Have you ever left home and then wondered if you accidentally forgot to close the garage door? Well, no need to wonder if you have a smart garage door opener. Open and close your garage door from your smartphone. You can also see who has been in your garage and the last time it was opened or closed from the app.
Belkin WeMo Power Outlet
Do you have something that you want to control with your smartphone but there isn’t an app for that yet? Get a . Anything you plug into it will be able to be turned on and off through the Belkin app. This is perfect for lights, appliances, and electronics. You can also set schedules and receive customizable notifications.
Here’s to having a happy and smart home!
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