With life comes a variety of responsibilities. Ranging from taking your kid to school every morning to keeping up with meetings and schedules… Oh! You forgot to feed your pet today, the poor little dog would be very hungry. With this and a lot of other activities during the day, it won’t take time before you are very stressed.
But, what if I told you there are gadgets that would take care of most of your house chores, leaving you to concentrate on the most important things? These gadgets are called home automation gadgets, and they make for a pretty smart home!
Internet of things
What if everything in your home could connect to the internet… Not just you iPhone and laptop, but everything- your clock, lamp, television, utensils, speaker, windows, curtains… hey! This isn’t some sort of sci-fi novel, it is a reality! This phenomenon is known as the internet of things (IoT); and it is an integral part, if not the main concept of home automation.
Home automation is exactly how sounds: programming every single item in your house to work without or very minimal- like the push-of-a-button kinda minimal- human intervention.
Shall we see some of these gadgets?
Brilliant control is a special well-placed switch that allows you to control every single smart item in your house. This is done through its connection with these items through Wi-Fi. It features a 5-inch screen that enables you to play music, control lightning, see who’s at the door, among other features. Although it might be a little costly, it is definitely a great addition to a smart home.
Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug
If you are new to the business of smart-homing and you are looking for an inexpensive way to turn a conventional non-smart home into a smart one, Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug should be first on your list. Basically, it gives you reports on your power usage and features voice control as well as flexible scheduling. What’s more is that, through the SmartThings hub, you can pair it up with other smart devices.
Polaris 9650iQ Pool Cleaner
How hard is it to clean your pool after that Friday night party? So stressful. There are dozens of smart pool cleaners that would do the job for you. however, while looking through these devices, the Polaris 9650iQ caught my attention. Here’s a gadget that offers Wi-Fi connectivity and an app that allows you to control its movement. An app. Wow! You could be playing your favorite game and cleaning your pool simultaneously. So, even if your pool cover blows away due to the absence of a tough pool cover (which is necessary, anyways), Polaris can cover up for you!
Smart lock Pro + Connect
Yeah, you can also automate your home security systems. This new-generation smart lock offers all the bells and whistles you would ever need when it comes to securing your home from thieves. There is also a wide range of other features including Z-wave compatibility and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Also, it’s installation is a walk in the park- very easy. Not to forget- it offers voice commands and is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri voice commands.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
Ecobee welcomes you to a smart way of cooling and heating your house. The new edition, Ecobee Smart Thermostat with voice control, exceeds its predecessor in a number of features- a more powerful audio component, multimedia support, dual-band Wi-Fi and a host of other features.
Bring into play its easy installation and a user-friendly app, and you have the best thermostat you could give out your bucks for.
Home automation has never been easier than it currently is. With the aid of the devices mentioned in this article and other home automation devices, you can live the life of your dreams; where tasks are easily carried out and you are under a lot less stress.