Do you ever feel like your appliances are beginning to out-smart you? Nowadays, there are so many automated home appliances and gadgets available to make our lives easier. If you can think of any inconvenience you’re experiencing in your home, there’s probably a gadget invented just for that.
Starting from the front door and working our way in, here’s a breakdown of the hottest home technology in 2022:
After carefully examining the smart doorbell contestants, we’re sticking with the Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell. With over 11,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.5 stars, the Arlo Essential doorbell allows you to reliably see who’s at your front door and respond. Unlike other smart doorbells, this system delivers fewer false notifications so you don’t think someone is at your door when it’s really just a speck of dust flying by the camera. The paid subscription allows the camera to distinguish between packages, people, animals, or cars.
Smart Security System
Feeling safe and secure in your own home is, well, the whole point of a home. It’s hard to decide on a home security system with all of the options in stores today. After rounding up information from various sources, the Vivint Home Security System scores first place across the board. Vivint has a whole range of security system features including security cameras, smart doorbells, security sensors, smart locks, and smart thermostats. All of these features are compatible and controllable through the Vivint app, so you can monitor your home conveniently from your phone.
It’s the little things, like being able to control the thermostat from any room, that makes us really happy. But, smart thermostats can do so much more than just control the temperature of your home. The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is easy to use, it saves energy, and it can sense when you’re home and adjust the temperature based on your preferences. Pretty neat, right?
Home Lighting System
With smart lighting, you never have to fumble for the light switch again. The Philips Starter Kit E26 is the perfect introduction to smart lighting systems. The options are limitless with this system. It offers over 16 million colors so you can change the lighting according to your mood, establish presets, and even sync it to your movies, music, or video games. If you want to upgrade your morning and nighttime routine, you can set the lights to slowly brighten or dim during certain times of the day. Last but not least, this lighting system can easily be controlled by voice or by an app.
If you live in a more densely populated area where it tends to be noisier than a suburban neighborhood, these smart blinds will be your saving grace. The Yoolax Motorized Shades are affordable, easy to install, and provide you with the privacy you’re looking for. They’re designed to reduce outside noise and work well with a number of voice assistants including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit.
Robot vacuums aren’t just science fiction anymore. They now make robot vacuum cleaners that map out your floor space, empty their own dust bins, and mop afterward. This may come as no surprise but robot vacuums can get pretty pricey. Taking price and efficiency into consideration, we’re choosing the RoboVac 15C MAX as our go-to. It has all of the brains as the more expensive vacuums for half of the price. It offers cleaning for hard floor or carpet, scheduled cleanings, voice command, app control, and find my robot in case you can’t find it.
Welcome to the future, folks. The Samsung Smart Refrigerator with Family Hub is not like your average refrigerator. This fridge has Alexa built-in so you can play music, order your groceries, plan your meals, receive notifications, check your security cameras, and interact on social media, straight from your kitchen. It even is able to scan the contents inside the refrigerator so you know exactly what you need to re-order.
In the long run, smart home appliances can save you loads of time, energy, and even money by streamlining your home processes. Thanks to advancements in home technology, we’re able to spend more of our time doing the things we enjoy.