How can you make your house smarter? By connecting all the devices in it, of course! There are a ton of ways to do this, from smart speakers and thermostats to light bulbs and security cameras. And all of them can be controlled with your voice, if you have an Alexa or Google Home device in your home. Here are some gadgets that will help you fully connect your home:
A security camera is a great way to keep an eye on your home. If you want to be able to see who is at the door, or if you want to monitor your pets while they are outside, a security camera can help. Security cameras can also be used in conjunction with other smart home devices such as lights and sound systems (for example, if someone rings the bell it will trigger lights).
Security cameras are typically easy-to-use and work well with both smartphones and computers. You can even set up alerts so that when people come within range of them they send notifications directly to your phone so that you know when something happens at home even when away from home!
Smart speakers (Alexa, Google Home)
Smart speakers are the most popular way of controlling your smart home devices. They can also give you access to information, such as weather forecasts and traffic updates. You can ask them questions about anything from how many calories are in a banana to what song is playing on the radio, or even just use them for fun by asking for jokes or trivia facts!
If you want more control over your music listening experience than what’s available via voice command, then investing in a streaming service like Spotify might be right up your alley (or down your street). This will allow you an even greater selection of songs than what’s available through Google Home or Amazon Alexa–and without having to rely on Bluetooth speakers like those mentioned above
Smart light bulbs
You can control your lights from your phone, a smart speaker or even a smart switch. Some bulbs are compatible with all three, while others are limited to just one. Here’s what you need to know:
- Smart light bulbs that can be controlled by your phone: If you already have an Amazon Echo or Google Home device in your home, these bulbs will work with it out of the box. They also connect via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) so there’s no need for Wi-Fi access points or hubs–just screw them into any standard socket and turn them on! The downside is that they aren’t as bright as other options on this list; however if all you want is something simple then this might do just fine for you!
- Smart light bulbs that can be controlled by a smart speaker: Most major manufacturers have created their own version of BLE-connected LED products now which means if yours isn’t listed above then check out Philips Hue or LIFX before making any decisions about where else to look next.”
A smart switch is a device that can be used to control lights, fans, and other appliances. It can be controlled by voice commands and a smart phone app. These switches are usually sold as part of a starter kit that includes the main hub of your smart home system (such as Amazon Echo or Google Home) as well as one or more additional devices such as door locks or smart plugs. If you already own a hub like this and don’t want any extra hardware in your home, then buying individual switches might make sense instead of buying an entire starter kit with all its bells and whistles–but keep in mind that these will cost more than their non-smart counterparts!
Smart Switches come outfitted with LED indicators so you know when they’re active; they also tend to have low standby power consumption levels which makes them eco-friendly too!
Smart outlets are probably the simplest gadget to use when you’re getting started with home automation. They’re essentially just switches that connect through your Wi-Fi network, so they’re easy to install and configure.
Once you’ve got them hooked up, here are some things you can do:
- Use voice control via a phone app or smart speaker like Alexa or Google Home.
- Create schedules for each outlet so that they turn on and off automatically based on what time of day it is (for example, turning lights on at sunset). You could also set up an alert if something breaks down–like if there’s an issue with one of your windows being left open too long in the wintertime!
Automatic pet feeder
An automatic pet feeder is a device that automatically feeds your pets when you are away. It can be controlled by a smartphone and programmed to feed your pets at certain times, or at different amounts. This is great for people who work long hours, or who just don’t have time to give their furry friends the attention they need.
It’s important to remember that while this gadget will ensure that your animals get fed on schedule, it’s still up to you as the owner to make sure they get enough exercise and fresh air during the day (and night).
Thermostats (wired, Wi-Fi)
Thermostats are devices that control the temperature in a room. They can be wired or wireless, and they’re generally easy to install. If you’re looking for something with more features and less hassle, choose a wired thermostat instead of a Wi-Fi model.
Wired thermostats allow you to adjust settings from afar while still maintaining control over your home’s temperature; this makes it easier than ever before to keep your house comfortable at all times!
Timers and clocks
Timers are great for setting recipes, turning off electronics and more. If you have a smart air conditioner, it can be programmed with a timer so that it will turn on before you wake up in the morning or when you get home from work. You can also use a timer to set lights to come on at a certain time of day–or even at random times! One of our favorite ways that people use timers is by setting them up so they turn off their coffee maker when they go to bed at night so they don’t wake up with burnt coffee grounds all over their kitchen countertop in the morning (this happens).
Connecting your home can make it a lot smarter.
Connecting your home is a great way to make it a lot smarter. Smart home technology is growing rapidly, with new devices being released every day. Here are some examples of smart home devices:
- Lights that turn on automatically when you enter a room
- Thermostats that change the temperature based on what time of day it is and where you are in the house
- Locks that let you remotely unlock or lock doors from anywhere
With these gadgets, you can make your home smarter and more efficient. You’ll be able to control everything from your smartphone, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting items or turning off lights when you leave for work in the morning. And if something does go wrong with one of your devices (like a power outage), then they will automatically reset themselves when power returns so there’s no need for manual intervention by humans!