Smart home technology has expanded the way individuals interact with their homes. This new technology has also encouraged homeowners to actively track their energy consumption. Here are a few smart home devices that are transforming daily home routines:
1. Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa has become one of the most popular home ecosystems on the market. With over 7,000 third-party integrations, Amazon Alexa can be used as the central hub to manage all of your smart home devices. And the best part is that all of these devices can be controlled by a simple voice command! For example, if you have Ecobee 4 integrated with your Alexa, you can easily ask it to turn the thermostat to your preferred temperature.
2. Ecobee 4
Ecobee 4 has been consistently reviewed as one of the best smart home thermostats available. Users can easily control Ecobee directly from their smart phones. Ecobee even comes with a room sensor to help manage hot and cold spots. In addition to this, owners can use Ecobee to perform such tasks as looking up recipes and reading the news.
3. Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit
Turning your home into a smart home is easy with the Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit! Phillips Hue’s smart and energy-efficient LED bulbs, available in different colour ranges connects with the Hue Bridge (included in the kit). The Hue Bridge allows for offline and remote access to control your lights smart accessories like motion sensors and wireless switches.
4. August Smart Lock, HomeKit-enabled
August Smart Lock provides the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to securing your home. With the ability to control your locks from your smartphone, you never have to worry about whether you locked your door again! August automatically unlocks when you arrive, locks when you leave, and can be controlled with voice recognition using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
5. Nest Hello
Nest Hello lets you never miss a thing at your home. Replacing your existing doorbell, Nest Hello uses sensor technology to deliver HD video and bright, crisp images of everything that occurs at your doorstep. Nest Hello will even alert your smart phone when it detects someone at your door! You can choose to live stream to view your home in real time.