Are you looking for ways to make your home more convenient? Take advantage of smart wireless technology and deck your pad out in the latest household gadgets. You can now use your smartphone to control your home’s temperature, upgrade security features, and even tend to your garden! A fully connected home can save you time and even money, if you know where to look, but be sure that you have a network that’s strong enough to handle the extra load. Here are a few top household gadgets that require a solid smart wi-fi or mobile connection.
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Dropcam Wireless Camera for tighter security
Install the Dropcam in your home to offer continual vision, both day and night. You can then hook up the corresponding mobile phone app or Web browser to view a live stream of what’s going on in your home, zooming in when necessary. Ideal for parents, frequent travellers, or those who live in urban areas, the camera will send you automatic alerts if it senses motion or sound.
HarvestBot SensorStation for a greener garden
Give your garden a little bit of extra TLC with the Harvest Geek System. This involves planting a small sensor directly into your garden soil, where it tracks water, temperature, light, and humidity levels to help you know exactly when your plants are running low on essential water or nutrients. The sensor connects to a base station that alerts you via mobile or web apps, so that you know just what to do in order to keep your garden lush.
Kohler Moxie Showerhead for a more satisfying shower
So you’ve worked out the ideal way to water your garden, but how about yourself? Try installing the Kohler Moxie Showerhead or similar device for a way to enhance your shower experience. There’s Bluetooth built into the showerhead, automatically connecting to your tablet or smartphone to stream your favourite tunes. Take singing in the shower to the next level.
Greenwave Reality Lighting for more efficient energy use
Are you trying to shave a bit of money off of your energy bill each month? It may be worth shelling out for this smart lighting system. The lights use energy-efficient LED bulbs to begin with, but they also come equipped with a microchip that lets you program the level of lighting you need. You can program this according to certain times of day, for example, to create your own advanced lighting network. And when you’re at home, you can control your bulbs with the touch of a button on your smartphone.
Vivint for full-home smart Wi-Fi experience
Using a system like Vivint feels a bit like living in the home of the future – it automates your entire home in terms of security and temperature. You can lock your windows and doors at a distance, monitor what’s going on inside and out with a camera feed, and control the temperature depending on the weather to make sure you’re always coming home to a comfortable house. Nexia smarthome is a similar way to use smart wi-fi from Nokia Networks or other providers, allowing you to use a network of security cameras and sensors to control your domain at a distance.
When it comes to security and efficiency, these new smart wireless devices are must-haves for a more convenient home.