Smart Homes: 12 Gadgets That Make Life Easier

The future is here, folks. Every day, a new home gadget seems to make our life more leisurely and makes me think we are closer to living in a world like The Jetsons.

Some of the most well-ranked smart devices can be found here if you want to upgrade your home and make it more futuristic. 

1. Smart Speaker

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Any renovative home needs to have a smart speaker to make the house connect with other gadgets. Smart speakers provide your home with entertainment and a direct line to your other gadgets. A central speaker will give your home more coverage and get you to Alexa, Siri, and Google much faster. 

2. EUFY Smart Doorbell

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Scare away those package-stealing porch pirates, and monitor your front door activity with a smart doorbell. The EUFY devices allow you to record video in 1080p and keep video stored in the cloud. It also doesn’t need a subscription, just a one-time fee of $2.99 per camera or $9.99 for 10 cameras after purchasing the cams. There is no easier way to monitor activity in your front yard for that price. 

3. Smart Thermostat

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These new smart thermostats are a dream for those who are trying to save money on their utility bill. They let you easily set the home temperature from anywhere via an app. Set the temperature to what you want for the heat and A/C to kick on. You can also set them to timers to turn on or off whenever you want. Most models are super simple to install, and the benefits will be evident on your next billing cycle. 

4. Smart Buttons

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No more lying in bed wondering if you remembered to lock the front door or close the garage. These smart buttons can be installed anywhere in the home and programmed for various tasks. You can lock your door from the comfort of your own bed. 

5. Smart Motion Sensor

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Motion sensors are becoming more and more common in a smart home. Many people put motion sensors near the front door to automatically turn on lights and connect other apps once you enter the front door. You can have lights on and music starting before you even put your keys down and take your jacket off. 

6. Smart Blinds

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How nice would it be to walk through your dark house in the morning with a cup of coffee as your blinds slowly rise automatically? Not only is this super futuristic, but it will save the time of slowly opening all of your blinds by hand. You can also schedule your blinds to close and open at specific times, even when you aren’t home. 

7. Moen Flo Smart Water Leak Detector

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This little gadget will put your mind at ease as it sends instant alerts at the first sign of a water leak. It can also sense humidity and temperature and can pair with thermostats to set the home temperature while you are away. If there is a leak, you can shut off your water remotely so you do not come home to a flooded home. 

8. Google Nest Protect Smoke Alarm

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A house fire is the last thing a homeowner wants. This smart smoke detector is a much-needed safety device for anyone worried about CO leaks in their home. Get an instant signal if the device detects smoke or dangerous leaks. The faster you are alerted, the faster you can get your family into a safe place and alert the fire department. 

9. Wyze Smart Plug

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The Wyze smart plug is a cool safety device that allows you to control devices from your smartphone. The vacation feature is perfect for when you are out of town for some time. The feature will cycle your lights on and off throughout the day, making you appear like you are home. 

10. Ring Alarm Pro

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This is one of the more popular DIY home security systems. It is set up to detect motion, and there are monitors on doors and windows. For a $20 per month protection plan, you can have Ring’s support 24/7. Ring will dispatch authorities automatically if there is a threat, keeping you and your family safe and secure. 

11. EUFY Floodlight Camera

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Keep all of the areas of your home secure with this all-in-one security camera and floodlight. The camera can swivel a full 360 degrees and store all video in the cloud. The bright flood lights are sure to deter trespassers, as they will light up the entire yard, allowing that security camera to catch them in the act. 

12. Arlo Essential Indoor Camera

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The Essential indoor camera is another security feature to give you some state of mind. The camera streams a clear 1080p stream and a 130-degree swivel field of view. You can easily turn it off when you are home to avoid being caught doing something embarrassing by your spouse. 

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