You can add an extra layer of security to your home by adding smart devices.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm with smart devices. Smart home devices are entering thousands of homes on a daily basis and helping with many tasks, including residential security, chores, and much more.
1. Energy Monitors
Curb Energy is hardware and software that monitors and manages energy in your home. This device uses 18 sensors that are placed in various locations in your home. These special sensors monitor your home’s power consumption and give you real-time reports. The Curb Energy app can attach to your breaker panel for accurate energy readings. This app allows you to monitor your solar power production. Curb Energy can be downloaded on your smartphone or iPhone.
2. Doorbell Surveillance
Are you fed up with standard security systems and looking for something more up to date, with more features, like the SkyBell HD? You should appreciate what SkyBell provides. This smart home device has a lot more to offer than your regular video surveillance. This video doorbell enables you to see and speak to visitors from inside your home. The 1080p video has color night vision and can capture more than 5 minutes of footage. SkyBell offers free cloud storage and can be integrated with a variety of other smart home devices.
3. Smart Wi-Fi Plugs
Are you ready to go the extra mile to make your home extra smart? The Smart Wi-Fi Plug from TP-Link HS105 can do the trick. This Wi-Fi plug is used to make your home more convenient and safe by providing more outlets and saving money. With this smart device, you can operate your home on a schedule you choose. You can control all your electronics on your smartphone or tablet. You can also keep outlets free because this device is smaller than other devices, so it will not block outlets above or below it. The Smart Wi-Fi Plug can be controlled with only one device, no hub is required, and the device can be controlled with your voice.
4. Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, like Nest, can keep your family safe by detecting smoke as well as carbon monoxide. With these detectors, you will receive clear direction in an emergency, alerts sent to your smartphone, and an early warning signal. These smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can also be used as nightlights. When carbon monoxide and smoke are detected, you will be notified there is a problem and where the problem is located.
5. Home and Business Smart Locks
Many smart locks work with Amazon’s Alexa, such as the August Smart Lock Pro. With these locks, you can monitor and control your doors from anywhere. Smart locks allow you to use keyless control access and monitor who enters and leaves your home, which can be viewed using your iPhone with iOS 9.0 or higher or a smartphone that uses a 5.0 or higher operating system. You don’t have to worry about changing your locks and making new keys. These smart locks are easy to install.
6. Garage Door Openers
No one wants to get out of the car to open a garage door or travel all the way home to close the garage door they may have left open. Smart garage door openers, like the Chamberlain garage door opener, can open and close your garage door from anywhere. You can receive alerts on your smartphone or iPhone when your garage door opens and closes. This device can be installed in minutes and operates using Wi-Fi.
7. Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats like the Ecobee4 are available with Alexa voice and can be installed in minutes. These thermostats help manage hot and cold spots in your home, making it comfortable. Temperature and comfort settings can be adjusted using an iPhone or Android device.