Many families start to upgrade into smart homes not because it’s the trend, but because of the convenience it offers in our everyday lives. Smart devices keep us safe and secure, help with day-to-day chores, and create a cozy atmosphere at home. If you want to convert your house into a smart home, here are the must-have devices you should install.
Smart Video Doorbell
A smart video doorbell is a must-have device for your smart home. This is not your ordinary doorbell because it connects to your smartphone through the internet and Bluetooth Technology. Smart video doorbells send notifications on your phone with a live stream of who is at the front door.
Smart video doorbells also have a two-way communication system where you can talk live to whoever is at the front door, whether you are at home or wherever you are in the world. Smart video doorbells can also serve as a security camera thanks to its built-in motion sensors, night vision, and loop recording feature.
Smart Remote Control
We know you’re familiar with a universal remote control. It’s one remote control that can be used regardless of the brand of your television. But how does a smart remote control sound? Do you want a singular remote that can operate five or more devices in your home?
You can program a smart remote control to operate your other smart devices like your home entertainment system, television, speakers, thermostat, lighting, and much more. You know what they say, the fewer remotes at home, the less complicated our life can be.
Smart Door Lock
Here’s a must-have smart device for your convenience and security, a smart door lock. This is an electromechanical lock designed to operate your door with or without the use of physical keys. You can open the door remotely with your mobile phone, Bluetooth device, numeric code, or a keycard, depending on the smart door lock’s make and model.
A smart door locks alarms and sends a notification to your phone when there’s a failed attempt to open your door. You can even monitor who comes in and out, track the time, and assign unique codes for each family member. You can also give a one-time pass for babysitters or cleaners if you’re away from home. For entrepreneurs who have Airbnb rental properties, smart door locks make their lives easier.
Smart Sprinkler Controller
Do you find it a tiresome task to water your lawn? Then a smart sprinkler controller is a must-have for your home. Save time, money, and effort when watering your yard with a smart sprinkler controller that you can remotely control using your smartphone.
Unlike the manual sprinklers we have today, with a smart sprinkler controller, you can control the number of zones and set to smart-scheduling. You can set a schedule, keep track of your previous watering schedule, get notified when the sprinkler is up and running, and receive weather notifications. These smart sprinklers can detect rain and may suggest for you not to water that day. Now that’s what you call efficient!
When you’re struggling with managing your home’s heating and cooling needs, you need to have a smart thermostat installed as soon as possible. A smart thermostat can remotely control your HVAC system (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) using your mobile phone.
You can also program the smart thermostat to automatically function based on your daily schedule and weather conditions. More advanced smart thermostats adjust on their own when it’s cold outside or, the air conditioning automatically turns on when it detects humid temperature outdoors. The best part is you can place restrictions so the kids can’t fiddle with the buttons; that is one big relief.
Home Security Cameras
A smart home must-have home security cameras indoors and outdoors. It is crucial to have eyes everywhere and monitor your property and loved ones at any time of the day.
Installing home security cameras is also beneficial in deterring criminals, checking in with what your kids are doing from time to time, or checking the surroundings for your safety. Since we’re talking about smart security cameras, you can stream live and access previous recordings using your mobile phone.
What can you say about a bulb that changes color, plays music, sets a schedule, and is controlled with a smartphone? A smart LED lightbulb is a must-have if you always forget to turn off your lights.
A smart bulb is helpful when you’re away from home a lot, so you can randomly turn the lights off and on to give the impression that someone is home. There is a more advanced smart bulb that can even make you sleep better because of the color selection that helps regulate the natural production of melatonin in the body.
If you can’t find the time to keep the floor clean at all times, maybe a robot vacuum can help you. A robot vacuum can be controlled using your smartphone.
This means that you can control the cleaning schedule, the pattern of cleaning, and the cleaning modes (depending on the flooring or carpet). Robot vacuums exist to ensure easy cleaning anytime.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you must have a smart TV in your home. Other than these plasma screens being thinner, you can enjoy more features and its convenience.
Almost all smart TVs have built-in apps and online streaming services like YouTube and Netflix. Smart TV’s also have mobile screen sharing features, outstanding entertainment systems, and are perfect for your gaming consoles.
Smart Voice Assistant Devices
Last but not least on the list is the must-have for a smart home feel. Voice assistant devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s HomePod will bring you into the future. These voice assistant devices are connected to your other smart home devices so you can make verbal commands.
Smart voice assistant devices are digital assistants that use voice recognition and follow verbal commands. Upon entering your home, you can make a command to turn on the air conditioner or lights. Now, this is something that will awe your guests and have that smart home feel.