When turning your smart house into a smart home, it’s good to know what the best smart home devices are. Which ones are staples that any good smart home needs, and which are the most likely to be impressive to guests that you have? There are so many different smart home devices available today, and it can be confusing when trying to figure out which are going to be the best for your home. Today we’re going to take a look at a few staple smart home devices that any smart home should have.
Smart speakers are an absolute essential for any smart home. Not only do these speakers play music, but they can take voice commands. When set up correctly that means that they can control all of your smart home devices with voice commands, and act as a smart home hub. They are also the basic foundation for the rest of your smart home. Whether you choose to go with the Amazon Echo, the Google Nest, or the Apple HomePod your choices of brands for other smart home devices will be affected.
Smart Door Locks
Smart door locks are a very interesting piece of technology. Installing these in your home allows you to lock and unlock your home remotely through an app on your phone, or through your smart speaker. This means that you’ll never have to worry about if you forgot to lock the door when you left your house. Another nifty feature of smart door locks is that you can set a timer to automatically lock your doors after a certain amount of time.
These doorbells are truly wonderful for those that want a truly modern smart home. They allow you to see who is ringing your doorbell without looking through the keyhole because they have a built-in camera. This also allows you to easily catch those pesky porch pirates that keep stealing your packages. When combined with smart door locks you can easily see who’s at your door and let them in without ever getting off the couch.
Do you love having a well-vacuumed house but hate vacuuming? Then a smart vacuum is perfect for your smart home. These vacuums automatically vacuum your home on a schedule that you can set. They also usually recommend changes to the schedule based on the season, for instance, they may recommend more frequent vacuuming if it’s allergy season.
Smart Light Bulbs
Smart light bulbs may seem a bit pedestrian when compared to all of the other smart home tech available on the market, but they really help tie together any good smart home. Smart light bulbs allow you to turn lights on and off through your phone or even your smart speaker. They can also turn on and off based on a schedule, typically can change colors, and often can brighten and dim on command. Many smart homes exclusively use smart light bulbs for their lighting simply for the convenience of never having to get up to turn the lights on or off.
Making Your Smart Home Fit You
A well put together smart home can make your home life significantly more simple than it was in the past. There are so many smart home devices that you could realistically automate nearly any function in your home, and if the technology doesn’t exist it’s likely to in the near future. It’s amazing to see how much technology has advanced even in the last ten years, and it will be remarkable to see just how much more things progress in the years to come.