If you’re a fan of smart home devices, recent advances in technology have given you a plethora of options to choose from. But in order to get the most out of your investment, it’s important to choose useful products that are worth the money you put into them. Today, Handyman Connection shares with you some of the best smart gadgets to add to your collection.
- Learning thermostats. At first glance, learning thermostats may not seem that different from programmable ones. As with programmable thermostats, you begin by setting your learning thermostat to the temperature that you prefer. Then, over the next few days, it will slowly acclimate itself to the various temperature patterns you use and automatically adjust itself. Learning thermostats are even “smart” enough to know when you’re asleep or away from home, and will raise or lower the temperature accordingly. This feature in particularly helpful when it comes to saving energy. An independent study of the Nest thermostat, for example, shows that homeowners can save an average of 11% on their heating and 15% on their cooling bills by installing this handy little device.
- Voice-activated speakers. Not only do voice-acted speakers make it easy for you to enjoy your favorite music when your hands are otherwise engaged, they also come with a helpful virtual assistant that you can ask about recipes, cleaning tips, sports scores or the general news of the day. These speakers are also able to coordinate with and control a myriad of other smart devices in your home.
- Live-feed security cameras. Security cameras are no longer just for stores and gas stations. As thieves continue to become bolder in approaching homes and even swiping packages off of porches, more and more homeowners are turning to live-feed security cameras to enhance the safety and security of their homes, inside and out. Whether you’re across town or across the country, you can easily keep an eye on things by pulling up a live stream or replaying recorded footage on your computer or smart device.
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