Today’s technology allows you to do some amazing things with your home – and many of them make your life easier and filled with convenience. If you’re looking for the coolest home automation products on the market, there are certainly plenty of options to choose from! With the wide variety of home automation products currently available, you can turn your house into something out of a science fiction movie with just the snap of your fingers.
1. The BeOn Starter Pack
Lighting your home is one of the most critical deterrents to thieves. You’ve been taught leaving a light on when you’re away from home or setting lights on a timer is a great way to make thieves wonder whether or not there is someone inside the home. The BeOn Starter Pack, however, takes it to a new level. This amazing innovation mimics your lighting patterns even when you aren’t home, making it impossible to tell whether there’s someone in your home at a glance or not. These bulbs will also stay on in the event of a power outage and can be programmed to respond to your doorbell or light up the house if your alarm goes off.
2. August Smart Lock
Have you ever wished you could check that your doors are locked from a distance? What about letting in your kids or a visitor when you aren’t able to be at home? August Smart Lock allows you to do all of that and more. Lock and unlock your doors from wherever you are, see how often your door has opened and give virtual “keys” to friends and family that will let them inside your house for the length of time you prefer.
3. Nest Protect
You already have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home. Nest Protect, however, takes it to a whole new level. Nest Protect can tell the difference between steam and smoke – the perfect option for use outside a bathroom or even in the kitchen. It will send alerts to your phone, so if there’s a problem detected while you’re away from home, you’ll know about it immediately. It can even tell the difference between fast and slow-burning fires. In case that’s not enough, Nest Protect tests itself regularly and has a feature in place that will prevent low-battery alerts in the middle of the night.
4. Neato Botvac
Let’s face it: vacuuming the carpet isn’t anyone’s favorite task. Not only that, it’s time consuming and, depending on the size of your family and how messy they are, may need to happen several times a day. The Neato Botvac, however, is the answer to your vacuuming dilemma. It scans the room, detects obstacles and maps it so that it can easily move around to take care of the vacuuming. It even has dual cleaning modes so you can decide between “energy saver” and “turbo clean” for those deep messes. Set the Neato Botvac from wherever you are by installing the app on your phone: it connects to your home WiFi, so you can turn it on any time!
5. Nest Learning Thermostat
Temperature control inside your home is important – even if you aren’t there. Whether you’ve turned off the heat while you’re on a winter vacation or you’ve decided to save some energy and let your home grow warmer in the summer or cooler in the winter while you’re away, it’s important you be able to make those changes from a distance. The Nest Learning Thermostat is app-controlled, so you can change the temperature from anywhere. Even better, within about a week of use, it will learn your temperature patterns and adapt itself to change the temperature automatically. The Nest Learning Thermostat will also help save on energy costs: it tracks your energy usage and will tell you exactly why your energy bill has changed from month to month.
There are dozens of amazing devices on the market that will turn your home into a smart home. By examining your options carefully, you’ll discover you’re able to automate many of the processes that can frustrate you daily. You can even make your home more energy efficient or change your ability to connect with every aspect of your home on a daily basis. Ready to start house hunting? Contact us today to discover more homes that will meet your needs.