Homeowners have always loved placing different furniture and stuff in their houses. But now, with the advancement of technology, everything seems to look futuristic. From locks to speakers to switches, everything is now more connected to gadgets that are never installed before.
Elite Readers has a compiled a list of smart home gadgetries perfect for any type of house. This one here, though, is inspired by Fortune’s very own editor, Stacey Higginbotham. So, if you are looking to revamp your crib a bit, this compilation might just give you an idea. You can thank us later!
#1. Curb Energy
Well, this one here is more of a monitoring device. It can be installed anywhere in your room, though most prefer having it inside a circuit-breaker panel in the garage. There is a reason it is first on the list, as it actually gives you a real-time energy consumption date for your entire house. And obviously, it is an instant money saver.
#2. Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat
You can install this either upstairs or downstairs. It does no matter really. But what makes it really cool is the fact that it is another major system. Not only is it programmable, it is also guaranteed to save you money. And, oh, it is designed to cool the room where it is installed. Now, how “cool” is that?
#3. Sonos Wireless Speaker System
If you like music – which we believe you do – then the Sonos Wireless Speaker System is a great buy for you. Unlike its rivals, this one here is pretty much immersive. That means you can play anything on it – anywhere.
#4. Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs
It cannot be denied that LEDs save money, and this is exactly what these light bulbs can do. More importantly, they have the ability to change colors and mimic either a sunrise or a sunset. You can program them according to your preference, making it more personalized.
#5. Amazon Echo
Although it can be placed anywhere in the house, we prefer having it near you in the kitchen. Well, that is because you definitely love to talk to someone (in this case, “something) while cooking or preparing food. Amazon Echo is something that you can definitely talk about, and it even has the ability to control Hue lights.
#6. SmartThings System
This is the kind of device that you want underneath the stairs. It is capable of true systemic automation, and you have the ability to change its rules. For instance, you can use it as a sensor in your second-floor washing machine, so you will know if it is leaking or damaging the house.
#7. Belkin WeMo Switch
The Belkin WeMo Switch is a Wi-Fi-connected electrical outlet, and it is pretty useful for controlling the humidifier in a child’s bedroom. Of course, it is not limited to that.
You can use it alongside your coffeemaker and curling iron. You can easily turn it on and off with just the use of your phone.
#8. Lutron Dimmer Light Switches
If you want to take control of your indoor and/or outdoor lighting systems, then the Lutron Dimmer Light Switches are perfect for you. You can dim the lights anytime you want.
#9. Jawbone UP3 Fitness Band
Sometimes, working out is best done inside your house. This is exactly what this fitness band offers but with a twist. It is counterintuitive, so to speak. You can link it to your house and other smart devices. For instance, when it is integrated and you wake up, the lights on your downstairs and even the coffeemaker will automatically turn on. Imagine it as a personal trigger more than a fitness band.
#10. Kwikset Z-Wave Locks
As they say, no matter where you live, danger will always be there for you. The Kwikset Z-Wave Locks, however, up the game in your house. It gives you the ability to lock or unlock a door with just a tap of a finger. No key is needed!
#11. Chamberlain Garage Opener
As the name suggests, this smart device simply lets you know whether or not your garage is open. But the thing is, you can do it anywhere in the world as long as you are using the app on your phone.
#12. Jasco Z-Wave Outdoor Modules
They are basically outlets, but unlike the ordinary ones, they are outdoor-friendly. Above all, they are great for controlling lights or fans using your smartphone.
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