Are you ready for a house full of innovative gadgetry? Smart home technology lets you control features of your home from your phone or tablet, or you can automate your gadgets according to a preset schedule. Smart home tech is bringing improvements in convenience and safety to every aspect of your life. Here are just a few of the most popular smart home gadgets on the market right now.
Your television and computer are merging in unexpected ways. Smart television sets let you access streaming programming from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and more directly through your TV. You can also tune in music or play games through your smart TV.
Heating or cooling your house while you’re gone to work is a thing of the past when you install a programmable thermostat. Imagine how much money you’ll save when your furnace or air conditioner automatically eases up during the day when the family is gone, or at night when everyone is asleep. Some smart thermostats can even learn your habits and program themselves.
Take your automatic comfort system a step further with programmable blinds that automatically raise and lower themselves on a schedule. Smart blinds can help you save money on your utility bills by letting in light but blocking heat. Have your blinds lower themselves in the afternoon to block the hot sun, or raise themselves in the morning so you can wake to natural light.
Smart light bulbs let you control the lighting in your home from your laptop, phone, or tablet. Imagine being able to turn on the lights in your home as you pull into the driveway, or adjust your indoor lighting as evening falls without getting up. Most smart bulbs do more than turn on and off at your whim, though. They can dim or brighten to any degree you want, and some can even change colors.
A smart meat thermometer will let your roast call you from across the house when it’s done to perfection. No more overcooking meat, or hovering over the oven to check it every few minutes. Just pop the roast in the oven with the smart thermometer in place and you’re free to get some work done or sit on the patio with a bottle of beer until dinner calls.
Outlets and Adapters
Smart outlets or adapters let you control any device from your phone. Maybe you’d like to be able to start your coffee pot while you’re still in bed or turn on your favorite fan from across the room. Just plug your device into a smart adapter or outlet and you’re in complete control.
The tech world keeps inventing new ways to apply smart technology, allowing your home devices to respond to your commands via your phone or tablet. The smartest devices even learn your habits and adjust themselves accordingly. Smart refrigerators, trash cans, and home security systems are already on the market, and more devices are being released every week. How will you make your home smarter?