Imagine a scenario wherein all the devices in your home could connect to the internet. Not just smartphones and computers, but simple appliances and devices like speakers, lights, clocks, cameras, and window blinds as well.
Sounds like sci-fi? Well, all this is possible with the help of new smart automation technology, and this technology is what can automate your home and make it smarter with smart home gadgets.
Let’s have a look at some of the most innovative smart home gadgets that deserve your attention.
Smart Home Hubs and Controllers
Control most of the smart gadgets in your house with a smart home hub like Alexa or Google Home. These speakers can take voice commands to control your other devices. You can also control most smart devices through a corresponding app.
One major smart hub is the Echo, a Bluetooth speaker powered by Alexa. Alexa is a voice assistant powered by Amazon and can help you direct your devices with the sound of your voice.
If you already have a speaker, you can integrate it with Echo Dot and control it with Alexa.
If Alexa is not your choice, Google Choice can help you. Powered by Google, Google Home is your personal assistant 24/7. Easily get answers to all your questions, and get your command fulfilled with your voice – completely hands-free.
All you need to do is say “Ok Google”, and Google Home will be at your service to assist you.
Smart Fridges have revolutionized the entire fridge industry. Smart fridges are capable of doing more than just storing food and beverages at chilling temperatures.
Most smart fridges are equipped with internal cameras and can log in to the expiry date of products to help you know what exactly is in the fridge and how soon you need to consume those items.
If this is not enough, you can also access your fridge with your smartphone app. Do you want to change the operating temperature? You can do that with a smart fridge. If you are leaving the city on an urgent notice and want to turn your fridge off, all this can easily be done just with the app!
If you have always considered vacuuming as a dreaded house chore meant only for weekends, smart vacuums are here to win your heart! You no longer need to carry your vacuum from the corner of your house to another – all you need to do is control it through an easy-to-use interface of its app.
The vacuum will navigate around your floor, adopting the best route around your floors and avoiding obstacles. What’s more, the vacuums also come equipped with automatic recharging such that your device will get return to its charger automatically when needed.
Smart Security Cameras
Do not just install security cameras, but keep your family members and kids protected with the help of smart home security cameras. These cameras not only keep an eye on your family but also come with cloud storage so that you can catch all the highlights at the end of the day when you are away.
Most smart cameras are also compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit.
If storing a bunch of keys in your tote bag sounds troublesome to you, a smart lock is for you. Such a system not only provides you with freedom from your keychain but also provides you with unbeatable convenience.
No matter if you have left your keys in the house or forgotten your keys at the office, you can simply unlock your home with the help of a digital keypad. Most smart locks also come equipped with an easy app for convenient operation.
The lock can even store a large number of temporary, recurring, and permanent passwords. Thus, you don’t have to worry if your dog walker or babysitter visits you quite often. With individual passcodes, you can track who comes and goes.
Smart Smoke Detector
When everything is becoming smart, why not make your smoke detector smart as well? Instead of alarming you with loud tones in the case of danger, a smart home detector can issue a clear message to alert you whenever it detects smoke.
This means that your smoke detector won’t go berserk when you burn popcorn or sear tuna in your kitchen. What’s more, even if the emergency alarm is triggered, you can silence it from your smartphone using its app. No more waving towels to turn off loud beeping smoke detectors. Many also work as carbon monoxide detectors to prevent poisoning.
The Next Steps
With so many amazing smart home devices at our disposal, we only feel thankful. What a day to be alive, right?
What are your views on this? Which is your favorite smart home gadget? Let us know in the comments below.