Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
As technology advances, the more it leads to smarter devices for our homes. Practically every device now comes with an Internet connection, causing you to be able to do various things from your phone, tablet, or computer. Soon, you will be able to do everything with just the touch of a finger. But, since we are not there yet and things are still a bit of a mess, there are a few devices that you can add to your home to make it “smarter” and make your life easier. Keep reading below to see some of the smart devices we think are great in homes.
Ask and you shall receive with the Amazon Echo device. All you have to do is say “Alexa” and it will listen to your commands from across the room. The Amazon Echo play music from Spotify or Amazon Music and can be hooked up to other smart devices in your home. If you want to adjust the heat, just ask Alexa to set the Nest to whatever temperature you are wanting and she will do so.
Samsung’s SmartThings device is more flexible than other devices because it connects devices from multiple manufacturers across the three most common communication protocols: WIFI, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. It can work as the command to control a server – which will make it able to turn things off and on, or switching moods.
Nest Smart Thermostat
The Nest Smart Thermostat is an easy-to-use thermostat that adjusts your daily patterns automatically. The thermostat can be controlled with a mobile phone or hooked up to other devices, like the Amazon Echo. One great thing about the Nest Smart Thermostat is that once you have it set up, there is very little need to interact with it.
The Philips Hue Smart Bulbs can change color, dim, and even turn on at certain times. All you have to do is replace your regular bulb with a Hue bulb, pull out your phone and you will have a smart light. No electrician skills required!
Of course, the more that technology advances, the smarter devices will become. While we do not yet live in a world where we can control everything with just the touch of a finger, we are definitely well on our way. But, until that day arrives, you can make a few additions to your home to make it smarter and to make things more convenient for you!
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