What are some of the best smart technologies for your home?

More homeowners are choosing to install smart technology devices and systems in their homes due to their convenience, security, and reducing their carbon footprint while saving money. In general, the best smart home devices allow for full automation such as lights, temperature, security cameras, etc. Smart home devices can be controlled remotely which is very convenient. As well, the best smart technology allows you to control devices and systems remotely via a computer, and also a smartphone.

There is a wide range of smart technology for the home on the market, with prices that vary from quite affordable to expensive full system automation. Below is a list of some of the best smart technology for your home.

Smart Thermostats

Homeowners can buy smart thermostats that allow them to control temperature, even when they are away. There are smart thermostats that allow you to set different temperatures, and you can adjust the temperature with your smartphone. There is even a smart technology thermostat that will turn itself down when it senses no one is at home, by tracking the homeowner’s phone. You can save a lot of money and energy with a smart thermostat.

Smart Lighting

Replacing traditional light bulbs with LED bulbs will save energy and money, and these bulbs last much longer. You can also go one step further and get Philips Hue Light Bulbs.  You just replace your light bulbs in your lamps, connect the Hue bridge to your WiFi router, and download the Hue app on your phone. You can then control the lights, turning them on and off, and even dim the lights. As well, when you are not at home, you can set it to randomly turn on the lamps for burglar prevention.

Smart plug-in

A Smart plug-in is an excellent smart technology choice. Smart plugs convert ordinary devices and appliances in your home into smart ones. They are an easy way to automate the wired devices in your home. You just plug a wired appliance, like lamps, into your smart plug, and you can then control them on your phone from wherever you are. All you have to do is plug it into an outlet, and you can control any device, such as fans, lamps, and more, from your phone, anywhere. There are Smart plug-ins that have an ‘Away Mode’ which randomly turns lights on and off when you are not home. It is a great security feature.

Smart Technology Doorbell

When it comes to smart home security, a smart doorbell is very beneficial. You can buy smart video doorbells such as, for example,  the Ring Video Doorbell, where you ask Alexa to see who is at the door when someone approaches and rings the bell. As well,  you can opt to receive a phone alert if someone approaches your house, and communicate with anyone who rings the bell.

Smart Technology Security Camera

Smart security cameras are a popular choice for homeowners. You can get continuous video recording using smart technology indoor and outdoor cameras. You can even have an alert sent to your phone when there’s motion or unusual sounds. In addition, you can get smart technology security cameras that enable you to speak directly through a microphone to thwart intruders.

Much of today’s smart home technology not only can be controlled by phone and computer, but also through technology like Alexa, depending on the specific smart technology provider. Because this technology is such an asset and can be expensive, it pays to financially protect it with a home warranty plan. But, you also can get automated security from a company like ADT Monitored Smart Security System starting at around $1/day. No matter what smart technology you choose, it is beneficial to get a home warranty plan as an extra layer of protection since it offers homeowners peace of mind.