When putting together your smart home, it’s understandable to want to start with the basics. There are so many different devices that you can put into your home, and it can be expensive to try and get everything at once. While making sure that your home has all of the modern amenities can be important, it’s best not to throw off your budget or even worse run up all of your credit cards to get everything in one fell swoop. Today we’re going to go over the top smart home devices that every smart home should have at its base setup.
1. Smart Speakers
Smart speakers are the go-to staple that should be included in every smart home. Smart speakers can be set up to control all of your smart devices with your voice. There are a few companies that put out smart speakers, the most popular being Amazon, Google, and Apple. All three of these smart speakers are very well-liked among their bases, and each has its pros and cons.
2. Smart Vacuums
Do you hate vacuuming but hate having dirty floors even more? Then smart vacuums are perfect for you. Smart vacuums are small disk-shaped machines that can automatically vacuum your home. In many cases, you can set up a schedule, and when connected to the internet they can even recommend revisions to the schedule based on the season, for instance, they can recommend more frequent vacuuming during allergy season.
3. Smart Doorbells.
Smart doorbells are truly the realization of most of everyone’s science fiction dreams. Smart doorbells send an alert to your phone when someone is ringing the doorbell, and with their camera, you can see who is at your door. There’s also a built-in speaker so you can speak to whoever is at your door through a speaker in your phone. Smart doorbells also act as a deterrent for porch pirates looking to pilfer your packages because they are able to record anytime they detect motion.
4. Smart Locks.
Especially in combination with smart doorbells, smart locks are very useful devices. These locks are wi-fi enabled and can be controlled through an app. This allows you to remotely unlock and lock your door, set an automatic timer for the door to lock, and even have a log of when your door was unlocked. When used with a smart doorbell, you can see who’s at your door, unlock your door, and tell them to come in all through your phone.
5. Smart Light Bulbs
Have you ever been in your bed or on your couch and wanted to turn the lights off, but you were too comfortable to want to move? Well, you’re in luck. With smart light bulbs having to get up to turn the lights off is a thing of the past! You can set up smart light bulbs to work from your phone or even your smart speaker, so all you have to do is either access the app or ask your smart assistant to turn your lights off. Many smart light bulbs can also change colors and be set up to run automatically on a schedule.
Making your Smart House into a Smart Home
With all of the tech available on the market, it’s no wonder that so many people are deciding to update their homes. The automation made available by the technology of today can make your life easier and much more convenient than ever before. Having the right smart home devices can leave your guests in awe, and can stand as a testament to thousands of years of human innovation.