Technology is no longer a stranger in our homes! With a wide variety of smart home products created to make things in our life easier it is simple to see why people are turning their homes “smart”. Here are some of the best smart home products!
Amazon Echo – You have probably heard about this popular voice assistant by now. This product can connect to other smart devices around your home and comes in different models to fit different price ranges and needs. It is compatible with many different smart home products and works well with both IOS and Android.
Google Nest Mini – Another voice assistant speaker, Google Nest Mini has a special learning chip feature that the echo dot does not. This feature allows the nest mini to learn your most common commands. What this means is that it will start processing those commands locally instead of on Google’s server. If you are an Android user or have other Google home products this might be the better choice for you.
Kasa Smart Plug – A Kasa Smart Plug is exactly what it sounds like.. a plug. It can be accessed from anywhere and comes in different models. They are compatible with Amazon and Google Home products so you can control them through voice control. You can also create set schedules for when you want your plugs to turn off and on. The reason why this is so great is that even when something is turned off it still sucks up energy when it is plugged in. Kasa will allow you to turn off the plug with a press of a finger saving you energy!
Nest Thermostat – It is an easy to use programmable thermostat that can be controlled when you are home or even when you are away. Included with energy-saving features homeowners should notice a difference in their bill. Homeowners can also take advantage of the Mass Save rebate that comes along with installing an Energy Star Certified Smart Thermostat. Learn more about the rebate here.
Philips Hue LED Bulbs – These bulbs come in such a wide variety from indoor lights to outdoor lights it makes it easy to have your whole home on the same system. They are easy to install and can be accessed by phone or by voice control through many different smart home devices. So as long as you have your phone and a Hue Hub you can access your lights from anywhere. This is great because you no longer need to leave the lights on when you plan on coming home late at night you can just turn them on from your phone when you’re getting close. Helping you save money on your electric bill in the long run.
Ring Doorbell – The great thing about smart devices is that they help increase the safety of our homes and the Ring Video Doorbell does just that. This video doorbell notifies you as soon as someone is at your door, lets you see in real-time who is there, depending on what model you purchase you can speak with visitors through the ring, and lets you notify people in your neighborhood with a ring if anything suspicious happens and vice versa.
August Smart Lock – One of the best smart locks on the market, you and your family can feel safe! This keyless lock allows you to open and lock your door all from your phone. The best thing about this lock is that you can let anyone in from anywhere and can monitor who comes in and out of your home. Like any other product, there are different variations. Depending on what you are looking for you can go for the regular smart lock or choose one with more bells and whistles. For example, the August View that works similar to the Ring Doorbell. This version allows you to answer your door from home and lets you talk to whoever is outside without having to even open up the door!
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