5 Smart Tech Updates For Your Home
With the advancement of modern technologies, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to incorporate these systems into their own homes.
There are many different products available that can work with whatever technology you may already own. These additions are often seen as a “luxury” feature sought after by home buyers, but can be more affordable than you might have realized.
Here are a few options that won’t break the bank.
Choose your favorite Smart assistant
Begin by determining which home assistant you will use or already have
- Alexa, compatible with Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show
- Siri, compatible with Apple Home, iPhone, iPads, Apple Watch
- Google Assistant, compatible with Google Home and new Android smartphones.
Then purchase smart accessories compatible with your home assistant.
1. Smart Thermostat
Honeywell Programmable Smart Thermostat works with all smart assistants listed above and is available on amazon. It features 7-day flexible scheduling, push notifications for filter changes and is Energy Star certified.
2. Smart Light Switch
The Wemo Light Switch allows you to replace your current physical light switch with the ability to use voice control to power on your lights with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. Wemo can also be used to schedule porch lights and ceiling fans.
3. Smart Smoke-Carbon Monoxide Detector
The Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm notifies you of both fast and slow burning fires, and allows you to remotely power down any alarms from your phone without any additional hardware required. The device also alerts you of the location of which the smoke is coming from.
4. Smart Security Camera
Arlo smart is a 100% wire free security system, compatible with Alexa, that sends you push notifications when movement is detected near the device. With HD quality picture and night vision, this weather resistant security camera is sure to make you feel safer with a well-protected home.
5. Smart Lock
August Smart Locks allow you to give keyless access to family members, housekeepers and visitors without the worry of losing key copies. Use your phone as a key, and know with certainty that your door is closed via the August App.
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