Smart homes are no longer a thing of the future. They are here. And while you may not need a refrigerator that tells you when you are out of milk or a high tech oven that cooks your food to the perfect temperature, there are certainly smart home tech devices worth investing in. Here is some of the smart tech that will revolutionize the way you live.
Equipped with built-in smart home capabilities, Amazon’s Alexa is just one of the new devices that are connecting homes with humans. Called a “personal assistant,” Alexa is capable of voice interaction. Just by speaking you can ask Alexa to provide music streaming, weather forecasts, traffic conditions, alarms and custom playlists. Alexa also can answer your questions, read your audiobooks, tell you sports scores and even order items from your Amazon account just by telling her to with a voice command. However, users should know that Alexa is always listening, which may be considered an invasion of privacy to some.
ADT Home Automation
Home control systems bring both reliability and intelligence directly into your home. For instance, ADT’s home automation systems have an easy-to-use application that lets you control different parts of your home from your smartphone or tablet. Some of these controls include unlocking and locking doors, arming and disarming your home security system and controlling your appliances, like your lighting or thermostat. In fact, ADT’s home control system is compatible with the Nest smart thermostat.
Anova Culinary Precision Cooker
If you aren’t an expert in the kitchen, or just don’t want to spend the time it takes to make gourmet meals, this gadget is for you. Sous vide is a cooking technique that lets you achieve a precise temperature so your meals are moist, flavorful and fresh. The Anova Culinary Precision Cooker lets you prepare gourmet meals in three steps with any pot. All you have to do is attach the Precision Cooker, set the time and temperature, place food in a sealable bag and attach the bag to the side of the pot. Done. Easy. With this tool you don’t have to worry about overcooking your food or eating boring meals ever again.
Making its initial debut at this year’s CES, the Velop by Linksys is already making waves in the Wi-Fi world. Velop is a multi-unit router system that claims to offer Wi-Fi speeds that are faster than its main competitor, the Orbi by Netgear. The three-unit system can be set up entirely by smartphone and is easy-to-use, even if you don’t consider yourself a techy person. It also has a sleek design that makes it more appealing than what is currently available. And with all of the new smart home technology hitting the market, you’re going to need lightning-fast Wi-Fi.
Smart home tech offers you home security, energy savings, blazing-fast internet speeds and real-time information. So the only question that remains is how will you implement smart home technology?