Smart technology has come a long way in the last 10 years. It is difficult to imagine it, but 10 years ago, the smartphone as we know it did not exist yet. Today not only are smartphones nearly ubiquitous, but smart homes and other smart devices are becoming more and more popular. They allow you to control your life easily with your smart devices. If you want to create the best smart home, here are some of the most essential smart home devices that you can buy.
The coolest thing about a smart thermometer is not that you can control the temperature when you are away but rather that it will help you to save money. Most smart thermometers not only allow you to control the temperature from your phone, but they will have settings that automate the heating of your home. In some cases, people can save as much as 20% on their electricity bill by installing one of these.
Smart Security Systems
Peace of mind is essential in your home. Security systems are always a good idea, but the ones in the past have had obvious flaws. Today you can get a smart security system that is completely wireless. You can even install security cameras that you can monitor when you are away from home to keep an eye on things.
Smart Door Locks
Have you ever locked yourself out of the house? Well, if you had one of these smart door locks that would have been literally impossible. With a smart door lock, you not only get the ability to lock and unlock the door from your phone, but you can have a code that allows you to unlock the door. This means that you never need to worry about remembering your keys again, just the code to your front door.
Smart Garage Controls
Are you tired of calling your neighbors after you have left your home to see if you left the garage open? If you are tired of making that phone calls and you should get a smart garage door controller. They operate in a similar manner to the smart door lock. You can open and close your garage from your phone or even set a timer to have your garage close automatically after being left open for too long.
When you are getting ready for bed at the end of the night, would it not be better if you could just skip all of the cleanup activity in go straight to the bed? Most of the time, you at least need to walk through the house to turn off the lights. If you do not do this, you could end up wasting a ton of money on electricity. With the smart lighting, you will be able to control the lights right from your phone. When you get to bed and realize that you left one of the lights on, you do not have to get out of it to turn it off anymore.