The year 2018 is almost at an end, and right now, it would be safe to say that we are in the middle of a technological revolution. Smartphones are not the only smart devices in our lives anymore as IoT has begun to touch almost all aspects of modern life these days. However, not everything is developed enough to be recommended yet and that’s why we have this list here. The following four are the most popular and important smart gadgets available today, that can make any home a lot smarter.
One of the most talked about and advertised smart devices of the year is the smart speaker. In spite of all manufacturers trying to establish their device as the best in the market, there isn’t too much to differentiate the Amazon Echo from the Google Home to be honest, although the Google Home series does serve a wider range of functions for obvious reasons. In any case, all smart speakers are capable of playing music, announcing the weather/news updates and changing the color of your smart lights, alongside a lot of other things.
Smart Temperature Control Devices
Whether it’s a smart thermostat, a Wi-Fi thermometer or a remote temperature monitoring and controlling device, these connected smart gadgets have changed how we control our HVAC systems at home and commercial storage facilities. Check out the epic reviews by the guys over at Temperature Sensei to see which the best temperature controlling and monitoring gadgets available in the market right now are.
Smart lights are fast becoming the standard in homes these days and if you don’t have at least one in your home yet, try one out as soon as possible. They can be programmed to adapt and adjust automatically to a room’s natural lighting conditions to save electricity, not to mention the color of the light changes according to the ambience in the room or the time of the day. Smart lights can even be paired with smart speakers, enabling the user to change things up by using voice commands.
Smart Security Cameras
The single biggest advantage that smart security cameras have over traditional cameras is the fact that they let you watch live footage from anywhere in the world. Whether you are trying to keep an eye on the pets and kids from the office while they are at home with the sitter, or just checking the feed every once in a while to make sure nobody is trying to break in when you are on vacation, smart security cameras and connected alarm systems are a must have.
While these four are the most relevant right now in a home environment, smart smoke alarms and smart plugs deserve a special mention too. Just in case you are wondering why the smart TV wasn’t mentioned, that’s because almost everyone has one by now and you will have a hard time finding a non-smart TV if you are in the market to buy a new television set.