Technology has been a major feature in our home for generations, but smart technology has taken our homes to new levels. When you think about the homes of the future that were predicted twenty years ago, we are already there. These days, practically everything in our homes is customizable, automated and high-tech. There are so many different smart devices that are available now, but some are better than others.
To help you build the ultimate smart home, this article is a guide to smart gadgets for your home that are worth investing in.
If you are the type of person who prefers to always keep your doors locked, but you’re worried you might not know someone’s there, or that a visitor is knocking on the door while you’re in your room or in the kitchen preparing food for your family, a wireless doorbell could be a great investment for your home. Wireless doorbells are great because you can install them really easily and without having to use an electrician which can be very expensive.
There are so many features that the best wireless doorbell will have, but some of the most important features to consider are easy installation, durability and the volume of the ringer. It is really important when choosing a wireless doorbell for your home that you make sure the range of connectivity between the doorbell and the speaker is big enough for you to take the speaker into any room in your home.
Voice Controlled Smart Assistants
Smart assistants are fantastic because they bring all of your smart technology together in one easily manageable system. The two most popular smart gadgets for controlling the media throughout your home are Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. These enable you to control your lights and heating, integrate your smart TV and smart sound systems and to control them all just by speaking to your smart assistant.
They can turn on and off your TV, control content from all the streaming programs like Netflix and Apple TV, control the volume and other settings and allow you to browse the internet using only your voice. The voice assistants will also tell you the weather, up to date news and can even make recommendations on everything from music to recipes that are based on previous searches and requests that you have made. This is really smart technology at its best as the assistants learn what about your likes and dislikes and adapt to give you the most satisfying experience.
Smart lighting is the most desired smart technology in people’s homes. There are three main benefits of smart lighting. First of all, when you have smart lighting, your house will be lit up and ready for you as soon as you get home. It is such a warm welcome home when you get back and your house is already illuminated just how you like it. There are obvious security benefits of this too, as being able to set your lights on timers means that you can set them to come on whilst you are out of the house and scare away burglars or home invaders.
Second, you can automate your lights for different times of the day and for different occasions. It is so nice to wake up on a cold morning to warm light that coordinates perfectly with your underfloor heating. When you are having a cozy night in with your partner, you can pre-program romantic mood-setting lighting. Third, it makes it so much easier to just turn on and off your lights. All you have to do is walk into your kitchen and tell your smart assistant to activate the lights. When you are done, you simply walk out of the kitchen and tell the assistant to deactivate them.
Smart heating is so wonderful because we can perfectly customize the temperature in our homes to create an optimum environment at all times. If you live in a cold area, there is nothing better than setting your heating to come on 30 minutes before it’s time for you to get out of bed so that your home is all toasty when you get out of bed. You can then program it to switch off as you go to work so that you don’t forget and leave the heating all day.
Likewise, with smart heating you can program your home’s air conditioner to come on 10 minutes before you get home from work, so when you arrive all sweaty after your return commute on a hot summer’s day, your home is cool and welcoming.
There are so many awesome smart gadgets which can make your house such a cool place to live. Smart gadgets help us to automate our lighting, media systems, heating, security and all the other features of our home. If you are looking to invest in smart gadgets in your home, check out some of our recommendations in this article.