Smart homes may have seemed like a pipe dream once, and only existed in an episode of The Jetsons even before that. Nowadays, smart devices are not only easier to find, they are just as easy to install. Smart home automation brings convenience and comfort to your everyday life. As the tech market expands with new innovations, consumers have more options at a variety of price points to decide what ways and where to upgrade.
From room to room, here’s a guide to outfitting your home with the smart home automation devices you need to make your life easier.
The smart hub acts as the centralized port for all of your smart home needs. Step into your home’s entryway and instantly tweak the temperature or make sure your favorite show’s recording, before you’ve even set down your bags and taken off your coat. Some favorite models include:
- Samsung SmartThings boasts compatibility with over 200 devices, user-friendly Android and iPhone apps, and pairs with Amazon Echo or Alexa.
- Amazon Echo Dot is compact, measuring just 3.3 x 3.3 inches, and offers third-party developer support and Amazon Skills functionality.
- Wink 2 has a straightforward pairing process so you can connect in less than 5 minutes, and it pairs with over 530 different device models.