Whether you live in a three-bedroom split level, a four-bedroom colonial, or a one-bedroom high-rise apartment, you undoubtedly spend the majority of your nonworking hours in your home. In other words, it should be both friendly and efficient. This is now simpler than ever thanks to the expanding industry of smart home devices.
In fact, 69% of American families own at least one smart home device, with 12% owning multiples. It is the most important feature to consider, with more than half of buyers citing convenience as a reason for acquiring a smart home gadget. The most popular smart devices right now are smart televisions and other video entertainment devices. There are, however, a host of other options.
Let’s look at a few of these gadgets in more detail to discover which one is best for you.
More than half of those who use smart home gadgets say they save more than a half-hour each day. Smart doorbells are becoming increasingly popular since they allow you to see who is at your door without having to be present. Another popular technology that allows you to listen to music and audiobooks while at home is a smart speaker. Smart speakers can also be connected to other devices, allowing you to control everything with one command.
Smart lights can be connected to your network and controlled via voice commands. They can also be programmed to turn off when you leave the house to save energy or to turn on when you are away to make it look like someone is home.
Other technologies can assist you keep your home safe for you and your family. Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, for example, can not only alert you to dangerous compounds, but also pinpoint their location.
When a smart water monitor is connected to your water pipes, ultrasonic technology is used to detect even the slightest leaks. Cameras in smart security systems allow you to view or review footage from any location. More information on various common smart home devices may be found in the accompanying infographic.