Top Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter

Technology gives you the flexibility and freedom to design your home in a convenient and efficient way. This article will talk about the top gadgets you need to equip your home with in 2020! 

Smart Security Cameras

Home security will become more critical than ever this year. Options to choose from include outdoor motion lights, smart locks, and motion sensors. Some of the security systems out there need to be installed by a professional given their size and scope. 

To install a smart security camera, you need a camera app, a reliable Wi-Fi connection, and a few other tools depending on the system and provider. These will be listed in the manual. You can view your feed live from anywhere once the camera is installed. 

Smart Smoke Detectors

These detectors pick up smoke and carbon monoxide and will tell you specifically where it is coming from. They send clear warnings from the device to housemates or friends’ smart devices. You’re saying, “I already have a smoke detector.” Note that standard detectors are different from smart ones in that their alarm sounds the same way as the battery low signal. On the other hand, smart detectors usually have a voice alarm stating “smoke detected” or “battery low.”

Illuminate Your Space with Custom Lights 

Smart lights are equipped with a wide range of features that save homeowners lots of money and time by switching themselves on when someone enters the home or a room in it. If you choose custom neon lights, these can even change color according to your preferences. They are also easy to adjust and control. 

Smart Hub

Get a smart hub installed to truly create a smart, 21st century home you can be proud of. This is a device that can control your lights, security systems, thermostats, TVs, fridge, and other smart devices centrally, hence its name “hub”. Having a smart hub is a great convenience as you’ll require fewer apps for your various smart devices. The devices are controlled through this hub either via a dedicated phone app or a voice command. 

Before you commit to a manufacturer, do research to see which product would be compatible with your existing devices. Your ultimate choice will depend on this as well as features and price. Stick with a trusted brand because the hub you purchase can lock other smart devices.

A great thing about hubs is that they are usually very user-friendly and easy to install. They are also equipped with a series of interesting features depending on the brand. Wi-Fi data is critical to have in place. It’s also possible to receive email alerts about any device updates. 

Consider a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats will be all the rage in 2020 considering how sensitive people have become on the issue of climate change (and with good reason). In anticipation of this trend, manufacturers have launched a vast array of thermostats on the market. 

It is smart to invest in a thermostat in terms of saving money. What is more, the best-quality products on the market will let you change the temperature on your premises remotely. Imagine the implications of this. On a hot summer day, you can switch the AC in your apartment on before you’ve left the office. When temperatures plummet, you can likewise turn the heating on remotely. 

A smart thermostat makes it possible for users to adjust temperature and energy consumption in real time and irrespective of their location. This has saved smart homeowners thousands in heating and electricity bills. Why? Very often, we forget to turn the heating off when we leave the house and it is on all day, needlessly. If it’s really hot out and we come home drenched in sweat after sitting in a traffic jam for an hour or more, we crank up the AC to the max – and consumption is maximal as a result. 

All in all, there are many benefits to enjoy. Just make sure the thermostat you decide to buy is compatible with your home’s AC units and wiring system.

Final Thoughts 

A smart home gives you the option to adjust everything inside with a simple app no matter where you are. The advantages go above and beyond saving money and time. The future of homes is smart.

Lara Douglas is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about new trends and fashion forward home décor ideas. She regularly posts at Neon Signs Depot.


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