4 Gadgets to Turn Your House Smart
These days technology is developing like a breeze, with new and improved devices being announced and put on the market every other week. Lately, making houses smart has been an important market niche for tech companies, and more and more are starting to focus on it. Today, I bring you a list of four gadgets that, along with a smartphone and/or a tablet, can help you to control and monitor your home.
Vacuuming and sweeping are not easy tasks. They are laborious and quite extenuating, especially if your home is quite big. Luckily, there are already several robotic vacuum cleaners. For example, the Deebot D77 uses sensors to avoid obstacles, automatically empties its dust bin, and even recharges itself when the power is low. These robots can clean a variety of different surfaces.
Philips Hue Wireless LED Light Bulbs
Wall switches are present everywhere, but soon they will become something from the past. Clapping to turn on the lights is cool, but not as cool as what the Philips Hue Wireless LED Light Bulbs can do: with a smartphone or a tablet, from the Hue app, users can not only turn the lights on and off, on the spot or on a schedule, but also change the color of the light, from white, red and blue.
Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt
Locks are a gadget that have not seen that much evolution in recent years. However, Schlage is putting a lot of effort towards developing new and high-tech locks for houses. The Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt is a lock that features Internet connectivity and a touchscreen for PINs. You can also lock or unlock it from a smartphone or tablet, set it to automatically lock after 30 seconds, and receive alerts on your phone if one of the integrated alarms is triggered.
Withings Smart Body Analyzer
Nowadays, people are becoming more and more aware of their own well-being and health. They are exercising more and paying more attention to what they eat and drink, so it is a good idea to have a way to keep track on all the condition changes. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer does exactly that, by keeping track of several items including weight, body fat percentage, heart rate, and even the room air quality. All of this is synced to a specific app, free to download on iOS and Android.