Smart homes are a relatively new concept that many homeowners have begun embracing in recent years. Advances in technology have significantly changed the way that we interact with our homes and appliances. A smart home is a general term that can be used to refer to any home that is equipped with tools and appliances that are integrated and can typically be controlled, monitored or automated remotely. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the high-tech gadgets that you can consider adding to your smart home.
A smart thermostat is a thermostat that you can integrate with your home’s existing air conditioning or heating system. You can set an optimal temperature that you want your home to maintain, and your smart thermostat will automatically control your air conditioners or heaters to ensure to reach that temperature. This can also help you increase the energy efficiency of your home as you do not spend excess energy turning your temperature-regulating devices on and off.
Smart lighting in the form of remotely controlled lights can also be a great addition to any smart home. Smart lighting can come in a range of different colours to suit different moods, and you can control them using your phone depending on the ambience that you are trying to achieve for a particular room or living space. Smart lightbulbs also tend to be made with LED bulbs, increasing their energy efficiency.
There are several brands of smart doorbells available on the market, but most of them have fundamentally the same features. Smart doorbells have in-built cameras and microphones and can connect to your phone, enabling you to see who’s at your door remotely. If you’re expecting a visitor, you can also check to see if they’ve arrived and unlock your door for them using your phone.
A home hub is a device that enables you to control all of your different smart gadgets and appliances. There are many brands that make home hubs, including notable ones like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Google Home. These devices are typically voice-controlled, enabling you to create a personalised smart home system.
Smart fridges can come with a variety of different features depending on the specific model that you get. Certain models come with inventory management systems, enabling you to keep track of the different things you have in your fridge and alerting you when you are running low on a certain item or when something in your fridge is close to spoiling.
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