What if all the devices in your life could connect to the Internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands. Well, it became real now!
The new “smart home” is in high demand among millennial homeowners and home designers must be aware of the latest in must-have gadgets and home automation, making sure homes are designed to accommodate these new smart home devices.
There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature to locks and security in your home.
Here’s a rundown of the best products you’ll want to keep an eye on.
The MiPow Playbulb is a solid smart bulb that doesn’t require a hub. Controllable via Bluetooth on your smart device, this dimmable smart light bulb can emit millions of colours to suit any mood or occasion. Its long life and energy efficiency make it an ideal replacement for any standard light bulb.
Philips Hue Color Bulb 9W
Play with light and choose from 16 million colors. Just Sync your Philips Hue lights with movies and music through your iOS and Android smart devices and your wearables so you can control your lights from anywhere or set light schedules for easy home automation.
Mipow Playbulb Light Strip
Buy this device you can turn your home into an illuminated masterpiece with the easy to use Playbulb Comet Smart LED strip light from MiPow. Connecting via Bluetooth you can effortlessly change the mood of any room via the accompanying Android and iOS app. You can control its colors, brightness, and lighting effects. Besides, you can also set a timer for automatically switching it on/off. It can function as a security tool by setting the timer and controlling the light to avoid thief when you are outside.
Samsung SmartThings Wireless Smart Hub
Your smart home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together. You add smart devices and put your home to work. Choose from a wide range of compatible devices, including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors, and more.
Unlike the competition, the SmartThings also has a battery backup, which is good for when the power goes out.
Mipow Playbulb Spot Bluetooth Smart LED Light
Mipow Playbulb Spot enables you to control its brightness, colors, light effects, and timer function, etc. Under the status of power on, you can turn on the Bluetooth on your mobile phone to connect it with PLAYBULB X. In white lamp mode, you can shake the mobile phone to change the brightness. In color mode, you can shake to change the colors. The preset name is PLAYBULB spot, but you can change it via PLAYBULB X.
Philips Hue Wireless Indirect Light Strips
Philips Hue Wireless Strips allow you shape the strip in nearly any form and use the adhesive tape on the back to attach it to any solid surface.
Parrot Flower Power Wireless Bluetooth Sensor
An incredible sensor that assesses your plants’ needs and sends alerts to your smartphone. Whenever your Flower Power detects that your attention is needed, you will receive notification from your smartphone or tablet (check compatibility for your device) which uses Bluetooth Smart to connect to Flower Power.
Smart home technology makes homes safer and helps homeowners save time and money. Most current homes are not outfitted with these systems, therefore, it is often necessary to retrofit your home with this technology. Fortunately, it is now cost-effective and easy to do so.