Smart voice assistants and wireless speakers offer a great way to manage your devices – and your day – hands-free. From Amazon Echo to Google Home, these high-tech assistants play songs, give you personalized help with your schedule and much more.
Another easy way to introduce smart technology into your home is with a smart thermostat. These handy devices let you control the temperature of your home using your smartphone, tablet or PC. WiFi thermostats by brands like ecobee, Nest and Honeywell go one step further, learning your climate habits, adapting to your schedule and even helping to reduce energy bills. Coupled with smart sensors, smart thermostats can also adjust temperature from one room to the next, giving you ultimate comfort control.
In addition to making your home more convenient, smart home technology can also make it safer. Smart detectors and sensors send real-time alerts whenever smoke, carbon monoxide or flooding is detected. False alarm? Hush it from anywhere with a swipe of your smartphone.
Smart plugs and power bars allow you to make almost any electric device ‘smart’. Plugs by brands like Geeni let you control connected appliances from your phone, so you never have to worry again about whether you turned something off.