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Smart Devices to Improve Your Home

With technology at its peak, not only can out laptops and phone be our only smart devices. You can now set up your home as a futuristic smart hub.

By Corey GittlemanPublished 7 years ago 6 min read

We all know about smart phones, computers, tablets, and watches, but there are hundreds of products out there that can further our adaption into this technology driven era. In fact, you can take almost any household item and find a smart device alternate. These products will help you get through your average day from the moment you wake up until you call it a night. Certain products will even continue helping you and your home as you are sound asleep. Whether it is simple tasks that you do not want to do or just might not have the time for in your busy schedule, these devices will save you that time by completing the job for you. Let's take a look at some of the best smart devices to improve your home for you and your families time and safety.

This robot vacuum does exactly what it offers. No one likes the loud and annoying vacuum cleaners that are way too big and bulky to push. They make it difficult to clean those small corners and areas of the house, but with iRobot from Roomba, these problems are a thing of the past! The vacuum will move around on its own, looking for debris on your floors and carpeting. The great thing about this being a smart product is that the sensors will navigate the vacuum around furniture and away from stairs so it does not take a tumble and break. This model lets you program scheduled cleanings, so you do not even have to be home to turn it on. Once the cleaning is complete, the iRobot Roomba will return to its home base and recharge.

One of the largest selling points of the Nest Learning Thermostat is that it saves power and energy, saving you money in the long run. The reason that it is a "learning" thermostat is after using it for a little bit, it will adapt to the temperatures that you prefer at certain times throughout the day. When feeling the natural temperature, if you turn the thermostat to a certain temperature, a green leaf will show up and show you that this is the best temperature to use that will save the most energy. It will even go into an away mode when you leave the house. And if you want to set it when you are away, you can change the temperature from your smartphone, as well as check the energy that you are saving.

If you're like most people, you are not a fan of having to mow the lawn in the hot blazing sun. Well with the Robomow, you can sit inside and relax as this automatic lawn mower does the work for you! All you need to do is start the device and let is run, as it returns to its base and recharges once finishing mowing. The device will mow lawns up to a half an acre of size. There is also a rain sensor, not allowing the Robomow to operate if there is high humidity levels and senses rain. You do not even have to be outside to turn the device on due to its smart phone compatibility. The Robomow literally doe all of the work for you, leaving you free to continue on with your day.

These color changing LED lights will allow you to optimize your lighting in any room of your home exactly how you would like them. While smart phone compatibility, you can change the colors of your lights, and even set them to go along with your music and movies. A great feature of these lights is the natural sunrise setting, where instead of an abrupt light hitting your eyes in the morning, you schedule a nice calm light that gradually gets brighter over time. Your home is capable of containing up to fifty Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance lights. Not only can you use your phone, but you can also use Siri with Apple HomeKit technology. Talk about some "bright" lights!

Sonos is a while sound system for your home, that you can connect to as many rooms that you please. Whether they are used for movies, television, or music, you can set up these speakers anywhere you want and still have great quality sound. There are different sizes and styles of speakers for your listening preferences. With control from your phone, you can set up which speaks play what, and in whatever room you please. You can play music in the living room and a few bedrooms, as the basement is connected to watch a movie. The sound is all perfectly sunk so that there are no delay or feedback issues while enjoying your favorite music.

The August Smart Lock installs on the inside of your door and connects with almost any smart phone. This allows you to enter and exit your home without having to fiddle through your bag for keys, as long as you have your phone on you. If you are not home and need to let someone in like your child, a babysitter, dog walker, etc., you can give virtual keys to these people. Whether it is for a specific time, a few hours, or even a few days, you can allow these people to access your home with August Smart Lock at will. The lock is set up with only the phones you allow it to be paired with, so you do not have to worry about other August users attempting to get into your home with their smart phones.

The Skybell HD Wifi Doorbell allows you to see who is at your door through an HD live video that is connected to your smartphone. This allows you to see and respond through a speaker to those at your door with the press of a button, even if you are not home. Whether you are trying to scare an invader away or say hello to your friends and family, the Skybell HD doorbell is the perfect smart safety device for your home. There is even a motion sensor for those who approach your home and do not press the doorbell. With the night vision camera, you can always see who is there at your doorstep. If you do not want to be disturbed by the ringing of the doorbell, you can turn on silent mode, which contacts your phone while there is no doorbell sound in your home.

This smart device is something that every coffee lover needs to purchase for their home. With Bluetooth capability, the Nespresso Prodigio allows you to make your coffee from bed with the press of a button. You can also schedule your brewing if you have a set time where you wake up and have your first cup of joe. The machine will also send you maintenance alerts for when you need to clean it or refill the water tank. Through the Nespresso application, you can track your capsule stock and order more capsules right from the app. This is the perfect device for those who have to wake up and get a move on for their commute to work in the morning, due to its time-saving scheduling.

I would have never thought that my refrigerator could be so smart, but the time has come! Samsung released their smartest refrigerator yet with the Samsung Family Up Wifi Fridge. There are three different styles of the refrigerator so you can find one that suits your family best. With live updates, you can make your grocery list, sync schedules, write and draw notes, and display photos on door display screen. You can also play music from multiple apps and mirror a Samsung Smart TV right onto your refrigerator for your family kitchen dining pleasures. No more having to worry about forgetting your grocery list at home, because it will automatically be on your Samsung smartphone.

This is the smart device for your home that will connect multiple devices to bring your home to its stage of completeness. This artificial intelligence device will allow you to turn on and off different devices in your home (as long as they are compatible of course). All you need to do is talk to the Amazon echo by saying its name "Alexa" and commanding it to complete different tasks. This sleek voice controlled speaker has a volume that will blow you away for its small size. It seems like just a speaker to some of its users, but it is all about reading into what you can do with this smart home device that will truly grab your attention. The more that you set up to connect with your Amazon Echo, the better you and Alexa's relationship will be.


About the Creator

Corey Gittleman

Interns do more than get coffee.

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