Make Your Home A Smart One

Whether you live in a four-bedroom colonial, a three-bedroom split level, or a one-bedroom apartment in a high-rise building, you likely spend most of your nonwork hours in the place you call home. That means it should be welcoming as well as efficient. The growing number of smart home devices makes achieving this easier than ever.

In fact, 69% of American households have at least one smart home device, while 12% of homes have more than one. The No. 1 factor for using smart home devices is convenience, with nearly half of people identifying it as a reason for choosing one. Smart televisions and other video entertainment devices are currently the most popular smart device. However, there are many others from which to choose, including voice assistants, smart locks and smart lighting.

Here’s a closer look at some of these devices to help you determine which may be right for you.

More than half of people who use smart home devices say they save nearly a half-hour every day. Smart doorbells have also grown in popularity, as they allow you to see who is at your door without having to be home. Smart speakers are another popular device that let you play music and listen to audiobooks while you’re home. You can also synchronize smart speakers with other technology so that you can access those devices with a simple command.

Smart lighting can be added to your network so that you can turn lights on and off with voice commands. They can also be set to turn off when you’re not home to save electricity or to be turned on while you travel so it looks like someone is still there.

Other devices let you maintain the safety of your home for you and your family. For example, smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors not only alert you to those substances, but can specify where the danger is located.

After a smart water monitor is attached to your water pipes, it can detect even tiny water leaks by employing ultrasonic technology. Smart security systems include cameras that let you watch or review footage from anywhere. The accompanying resource describes more about some popular smart home devices.

You May Also Like