Who wouldn’t like to have an intelligent home? I can guarantee you that most people already thought about investing in a smart home at some point in their lives.
A smart home – also called home automation, is when we use technology to automate the daily tasks of our home to make our lives easier.
The idea of investing in appliances that can connect to your home’s wi-fi network and communicate with each other is just great throughout your smartphone control is just brilliant.
However, it’s important to note that for a smart house to be settled in an effective way and all work well, it is important to purchase equipment that is compatible with the system and assistant you have chosen.
Before installing smart outlets, switches, and thermostats (which help control voltage and improve home efficiency), it’s important to make sure your installation is grounded and working properly, especially if you have very old wiring.
With this said, you just need to pick your favourite gadgets from an infinite range of devices that will be the perfect match to transform your house into an intelligent home. Are you ready for it? To help you in this task, I am sharing my picks on smart devices.
Warm White LED Light
In my opinion, any home automation should start with lighting. This is one of the best features of a smart home.
Smart lighting allows you to be able to make your life quite easy. Bringing relaxing lighting to when you receive friends for dinner or even get the lighting automatically actuating when you’re not at home, increasing the security of the residence.
You can be quite creative. A warm white LED light can be a great option for starting this automation. They provide the right amount of glare-free lighting to guide you in the dark and have a motion sensor that activates lighting when movement is detected. You will need to have AAA batteries to make the magic happens, but it is a quite good investment.
The only thing you need is for the light trigger or lamp to have embedded technology that communicates with your router’s local network. Some simple examples are Philips HUE lamps and smart switches.
Smart Scale with Bluetooth
This is by far my best investment of this year. If you keep a standard scale in your bathroom and sometimes have the impression that your weight oscillates a lot.
It’s frustrating and a sign that it may be not working properly, and your scales are not synchronised. It’s not a good way of keeping track of your health.
To our luck, controlling your body data has now become much easier, whether it’s by mobile apps, smart watches, or other smart products. And now you can even control your weight through smart digital scales, which have several advantages, such as the ease of maintaining your results and still calculating a chart for you to control the pieces and gains.
With this smart scale with Bluetooth, you can track Instantly learn 12 insightful measurements of your body’s health, such as Weight, Body Fat, BMI, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass, and more.
I love the fact it is precise, and it offers The EufyLife app automatically records insightful health data. Progress and health trends are traced automatically over time. It has a sleek design, and the scale is a quite light weighted product too.
With this smart scale, you get AAA four batteries, a welcome guide, and our worry-free 15-month warranty.
Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Another winner at my home. Despite not providing a service on its own like the RoboVac G20 that was also introduced here a couple of months ago, this Eufy cordless vacuum cleaner is quite an intelligent device.
There are several advantages to using a cordless vacuum cleaner. The most obvious is that the user does not need to deal with long wires and cables when trying to clear an area. There is no wire to wrap around the legs of the table or to stand under the feet while passing the vacuum cleaner on the floor, carpet, or difficult areas to reach out.
It is due to its lightweight design that allows you to maneuver into corners and around furniture with ease.
It’s completely equipped to have at home, and you can have several accessories to make your cleaning task quite easy and versatile.
This cordless vacuum cleaner is a smart device when it comes to dealing with tight spaces or delicate surfaces. It’s so practical to maintain and store as well. For me, it is helping me to reach spaces where my beloved cat pet loves to sleep and spend most of its time, such as under the bed.
As you can see, deciding about your perfect smart device is quite personal and it will depend on your personal choices. So, let me know in the comments what you have in mind when it comes to automated homes.
*I received the product complimentary from Anker for testing purposes