It’s impossible to deny that technology is amazing. It seems like every day we are being introduced to new high-tech devices that are designed to make our lives easier. As a homeowner how can you decide which gadgets are beneficial and which are just fancy toys? The huge array of options can be overwhelming. To help you keep up, we’ve looked through the latest high tech home devices on the market and identified five of them that are extremely useful.
1. August Smart Lock
Thanks to August Smart Lock, you’ll never have worry about being locked out of your house or leaving guests standing on your front porch while you frantically drive home to let them in again. This keyless door lock can be attached to your current deadbolt on the inside of the door, allowing you to unlock it from an app on your phone. At the same, your keys will still work. As an added bonus, August Smart Lock is equipped with Auto-Lock and DoorSense technology. You will never have to worry if your door is closed and locked. It will even send an alert if your doors are left ajar. Plus with a 24/7 activity feed, you’ll know who is coming and going from your house.
2. Nest Learning Thermostat
Currently, the 3rd generation of Nest Learning Thermostats are available. The latest iteration just happens to be the first ENERGY STAR certified thermostat on the market. Adjust your home’s temperature regardless of your location. Not only is your home’s temperature always comfortable, you’ll save money on your monthly energy bill. Built-in sensors allow the thermostat to check if anyone is home and adjust the temperature for maximum energy efficiency.
3. Nest Protect
If you’ve ever worried that your home’s smoke detector won’t alert you in time, the Nest Protect is exactly what you are looking for. It’s also perfect if you have the tendency to set off your smoke alarm when cooking. That’s because you can hush it directly from your phone. No more needing to find a chair and screwdriver to put a stop to that incessant alarm.
The alarm is equipped with a Split-Spectrum Sensor that allows it to test itself automatically and last up to a decade. By the way, Nest Protect doesn’t set off an alarm or have an annoying chirping sound that keeps you up all night. Instead, you’ll be alerted by a calm voice that will direct you to where the trouble is coming from.
The Nest products work in harmony with each other. If there is a fire Protect will alert your Nest Thermostat to turn off the HVAC system to help prevent the damage from spreading. As an added bonus, it alerts you to the presence of smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide.
4. Philips Hue
Philips Hue is a personal wireless lighting system that gives you the chance to control your lighting from wherever you are; This makes it easy to create the perfect ambiance for everything from sleeping, to reading, to partying. When entertaining guests, you can change up your light colors or sync the lights to your music, movies, or games.
5. iHome isBOW2
Wireless audio has never been easier to install and use, thanks to the options available through iHome Audio. However, the isBOW2 is totally different and even better. The isBOW2 instantly alerts you to water leaks in your home. Hidden dual sensor probes can be placed near washing machines, hot water heaters, sinks, bathtubs, and more. If a leak is sensed, you’ll be alerted in the manner of your choice. Thanks to this technology, you’ll never have to worry about unseen leaks and the expensive repairs that result.
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