Posted on November 03, 2015
Are You Smarter Than Your Home?

Probably Not!

You may be smarter than a 5th grader, but that doesn’t mean you are more intelligent than your home. With more than 114 million people planning to buy smart home products in 2015, the next generation of connected consumers it not coming soon. This generation has already arrived.

Take Advantage of Advanced Technology

There is no reason to be stuck in the past when there are so many tools and technology that can improve the way you live. Below are five smart home gadgets you should consider installing in the near future:

1. August Smart Lock

With this tool, you will never again pull out a key to enter your home. Instead, all you need is an iOS or Android smartphone. Not only is it easy to install, but you have full control over who can access your home. When it comes to convenience, safety, and security, the August Smart Lock can’t be beat.

Price: $199 (purchase here

2. Ecobee Smart Thermostat

In addition to good looks, this Wi-Fi thermostat gives you full control of your heating and cooling systems from any location. Furthermore, remote sensors are used to control the temperature in multiple rooms. The temperature slider will take some getting used to, but once you master this, the Ecobee smart thermostat will be your new best friend.

Price: $229 (purchase here

3. Nest Protect

Is there a fire? Is carbon monoxide the problem? With traditional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, you are left to find the cause of “that beeping” on your own. Nest Protect takes all the guesswork out of the equation. This two-in-one device tells you in simple terms what the problem is. You don’t have to scour your home, hoping to find the issue on your own. 

Best yet, if you aren’t home, your device can send you a text alert if there is a problem.  

Price: $99 (purchase here)

4. Belkin WeMo Switch

Electrical outlets are pretty boring, right? Maybe in the past, but not in today’s homes. 

The Belkin WeMo Switch allows you to turn off (or on) electronic devices from anywhere in the world. Using your home’s Wi-Fi network, you can remotely control everything from lamps to televisions to fans (and much more).

Getting started is as simple as plugging the switch into an outlet, plugging a device into the switch, and then downloading the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Price: $49.99 (purchase here)  

5. Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner

Just because your home lacks central air doesn’t mean you have to sweat all summer long. With the Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner, you can get the relief you need on those long, hot days.

This technologically advanced window air conditioner learns from your location, schedule, and budget to maintain the perfect temperature. With the knowledge compiled, it also helps maximize savings by running your unit at optimal times.

Price: $219.99 (purchase here)

Final Thoughts

Smart homes are the wave of the future. The five devices above are proof of that. It may take a few more years for this type of technology to become mainstream, but the day is coming soon. Do you have any other smart home devices to add to our list? Share them in the comment section below! 

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