Smart home products that make you safer while adding value and functionality to your home will always be the favoured upgrades. Check out these products that will also make your life easier.
1. At an average price of $200, WiFi-enabled video doorbells will keep you tuned in visually and audibly to the action on your front porch, all via your smartphone. You don’t even have to be home, and you have the benefit of seeing and speaking to whoever rings your bell. Video doorbells are easy to install and provide great security.
2. A great partner to the video doorbell is the smart door lock. Enter the digital world by having digital key codes for anyone you wish to be able to access your home. You can give temporary access with a smart lock and lock or unlock your door with your smartphone or voice.
3. As power grids expand and the number of households increases, so does the number of power outages. Generators for the home are becoming more popular, but not the portable ones that are noisy, need refuelling and spew smelly gases. These generators look like HVAC units and run on natural gas or propane. They kick in automatically when the power goes out and are built into your home. An added incentive to have a smart generator is that it can be operated from your smartphone.
4. WiFi-enabled blinds that you can control with your voice or smartphone will help with heating and cooling costs. They also up your level of home security.