Here are 8 of the best new smart home devices and appliances in 2019
From workplaces to entertainment and home, gadgets and technology make everything more convenient and efficient. From stand-alone outlets and light bulbs you can control with a phone; to thermostats, video doorbells, and kitchen appliances you can program with the push of a button; there are all kinds of new smart home devices that can make your job and chores easier, and even save you money.
1. Nest Protect Smoke Alarm
This smart home device informs you when there is a presence of smoke or carbon dioxide in your home. The device will also inform you when the batteries need recharging when there is a problem that needs repair or maintenance, and even has a self-check that ensures the smoke alarm is fully functional all the time.
2. Sleep Number 360
Today, you can use a number of different methods to track your sleep, including smartwatches and fitness trackers. However, none of these devices is as good at the job as your mattress itself. Sleep Number 360 is a smart mattress that features biometric sensors to assist in improving the quality of your sleep. You use an app on your smartphone to see your sleep patterns and health metrics and it offers insight on how to improve your sleep. Sleep Number 360 is a significant investment but a worthwhile one if you can afford it. Hard to put a price on good sleep.
3. iRobot Roomba i7+
With every generation, robot vacuums increase in their smartness. The iRobot Roomba i7+ is one of the most advanced robot vacuum cleaners on the market. It features Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control, adaptive navigation that is camera-based, and multi-story mapping. The navigation system assists it to clean better as it discovers the layout of your home. Additionally, the smart home appliance can empty its own dustbin!
4. Amazon Basics Microwave
Smart kitchen devices normally work with a mobile application so you can use your smartphone or tablet to control them, which means they are more costly than their conventional equivalents. This microwave surpasses these expectations by being smart and cheap, retailing at only $59.99 its cost is similar to other small microwaves. What’s more, if you already own an Echo device you can use voice commands to control the microwave.
5. Anova Culinary Precision Cooker
If you are looking to try sous vide cooking, this is just the gadget for you. This cooking method involves sealing of food in a plastic bag before immersing it in hot water to cook perfectly, and it requires an immersion calculator to start. This precision cooker utilizes WiFi connectivity to allow remote control from inside and outside your home. It features a massive dial that allows you to configure the intended temperature to within 10 percent of a degree. The cooker’s display reveals the current and set water temperature, and you will get notifications regarding the cooking process through an app.
6. Ecobee Switch
Ecobee Switch+ is the first light switch to be embedded with Amazon Alexa. This smart wall switch links to your WiFi, and you can use a mobile app to control it. It shares the same functionality with Amazon Echo, like telling current news, playing music, controlling other smart home gadgets, and telling sports scores and weather. It also works well with Google Assistant, SmartThings Hub, IFTTTapplets, and Apple’s HomeKit. Eventually, the manufacturer says the device will also function as a room thermostat.
7. SimpliSafe Home Security System
This security system is a great way to set up a smart home security system by yourself. The system can be used as a basic, self-monitored, DIY device or can be professionally set up and monitored. It safeguards your home from environmental threats such as floods and fires as well as intruders. This simple device gives you some peace of mind by allowing you to monitor your home remotely with or without their inexpensive monthly plan.
8. Smart Lock Pro + Connect
The Smart Lock Pro + Connect is the most recent smart home device from August Home. Similar to the original HomeKit Enabled and August Smart Lock models, the smart lock offers all the functions of the HomeKit model but with a few additional features. They include Wi-Fi connectivity, Z-Wave compatibility, and its DoorSense technology. You can even control it remotely through its app or with Google Assistant, Siri, or Alexa voice commands.
Smart Home Devices Conclusion
All these smart devices can make chores easier for you, increase the safety of your home from hazards and intruders, improve the quality of your sleep, and more. Some are very easy to use and even ‘plug and play’ right out of the box but others might need to be installed by a professional, local electrician. If you live on Florida’s Treasure Coast, we’re here for you at Stott Brothers to answer your questions or schedule an appointment.