6 Smart Home Systems You Need For An Intelligent Home
Although the Smart Home movement is still in its infancy, some innovative companies have come up with creative products that work smart to manage your home so you don’t have to work hard. From controlling the brightness of your lightbulbs to unlocking your door, these devices just need a smartphone and you’re good to go.
Whether you’re looking to innovate your whole house or trying out the next big thing in technology, join Shopback as we introduce you to the six smart home systems you need for an intelligent home.
It’s no surprise that Google is at the forefront of technology, and its Google Home speaker is no different. While some might say that the Google Home is just a Bluetooth speaker, this device comes equipped with the Google Assistant which is always listening.
That gives you the ability to play music, make calls, and even change the channel (provided you have a Chromecast attached to your television) with just your voice. The Google Home plays well with most other smart home devices – like the rest of the devices in this list – giving you more control of your home without lifting a finger.
Amazon Echo Dot
Much like the Google Home, the Amazon Echo Dot is a voice command smart system that works around a virtual AI assistant – but the Echo Dot is the smaller, more nimble version. For those who already have a favorite speaker or home sound system, the Echo Dot simply needs to be connect to that system to add Alexa’s amazing voice command functionality.
The Echo Dot is also a smaller (read: cheaper) undertaking as compared to the Google Home, making it the prefect companion for those only just beginning on the smart home journey and looking for something to test out the waters.
Philips Hue White
Forgetting to turn off a light before bedtime can be a major annoyance, especially when you’re comfortably tucked into bed and you notice it just before you doze off. Use Philips’ Hue White smart lights to make that a thing of the past.
Turn any light on and off from the comfort of your bed, or anywhere else in your home with just your smartphone. The Hue White even lets you control the brightness (and colour, for the more expensive models) with just the touch of a button.
Samsung SmartThings Hub
Now, to make all that light magic work – as well as any other smart device you intend to integrate into your home – you’ll need a hub that ties it all together. This is where Samsung’s SmartThings Hub comes in.
Connected to your WiFi, the SmartThings Hub allows all your smart home devices to communicate with each other, allowing you to do some great IFTTT (IF This Then That) tricks – like turning on the lights when your smart lock reads your signature or having your lights turn blue if it starts to rain.
Nest Outdoor Security Camera
If you find that you need a little extra assurance about your home’s safety, look no further than Nest’s smart Outdoor Security Camera. With a built-in speaker and a microphone, you can relay instructions to the delivery person or dissuade unwanted visitors from wherever you are in the world. The camera’s 130-degree wide-angle lens captures everything in crisp 1080p HD to ensure no detail is lost.
Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Smart Lock
There’s no longer a need to carry bulky keys around anymore; instead, unlock your front door with a touch of your phone. The Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Smart Lock gives you the ability to unlock any door installed with this smart device with just your phone.
It gives you the ability to give digital keys to friends and family members for easier access without the hassle of having to exchange physical items. But on the off chance that your phone isn’t with you, the Kwikset Smart Lock also has a traditional key slot.
From your lights to your front door, the smart home revolution is coming sooner than we could’ve ever imagined!
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