Curious about what you could gain from parting away with your hard-earned cash for some smart home gadgets you probably think are just a fancy and a waste of money?
Well, I would have you know that, apart from the bragging and show-off rights that comes with owning one, smart home devices can make life pretty much easy and fun.
They are intelligent devices that can change your outlook and redefine your experience about life. Alright. Now that we are both clear on the fact that these devices are not just some fancy stuff unworthy of your money or attention, why don’t we look at a few reasons why you should invest in one.
1. A Helping Hand That Helps Manage Things
At Home It's Friday night, and your friends are coming over. Unfortunately, for you, your room is filthy and is in an absolute mess. You need to clean your room before they arrive, but you’re too tired or lazy to move your body around and do the needful.
So what do you do?
It’s either you come up with an excuse for them not to come visiting or give them the impression that you’re a dirty person. Which, I’m sure wouldn’t sit well with you. In situations like this, having a robot vacuum cleaner to the heavy lifting might do the trick.
Need to switch off the lights in your kitchen, backyard or bedroom, but you’re far away and don't feel like getting up from where you're? Get yourself some smart lights that give you control over the lighting in your house remotely using a mobile phone.
A smart power outlet can help you track your energy consumption. A smart thermostat such as Peakmeter can help you reduce energy cost. A smart coffee maker allows you to brew your coffee conveniently from your bed or anywhere with just the press of a button on your phone.
Yeah, the list of what you can benefit using a smart home technology is quite long. And that's not all. With the help of smart hubs such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, you can easily control every smart home device from a single place using your smart phone or voice-activated commands.
2. Peace of Mind with a Sense of Safety
A smart home can keep you from worrying or getting anxious about your house being burgled in the night when you're alone and asleep or when you're miles away from home. With smart devices, the possibilities of what you can do to ensure your home is safe are quite endless.
Smart surveillance cameras can help you know everything happening within and around your home. Using smart locks, you can remotely lock or unlock your home from anywhere in the world, restrict access to who enters your house and at what time of the day they can.
You can set up a smart motion detector or sensor to turn on your lights when someone is on your property, which can help scare off potential thieves. You can have a notification sent to your phone when someone tries to gain illegal access to your house or better yet, take an image or video of the person in your house in real time.
3. Saves Cost by Reducing Electricity Bill
Installing smart devices such as a smart thermostat and a smart plug-in can help you reduce your energy costs by a few dollars, which you can use for other smart options.
One of the reasons why I love and encourage people to get a smart thermostat is because having one does not only give you remote control over your home’s heating and air conditioning but also help you control its cycle intelligently.
Connecting your electrical appliances to a smart power plug-in/outlet can help monitor your energy consumption. This way, you get valuable insights into the gadgets consuming your energy the most and how to manage them better. You can also turn off any electrical device in your house connected to a smart power outlet from anywhere in the world using a smartphone.
4. Ease of Personalization
Smart home technologies allow you to set up your home in a way that suits your needs by giving you maximum control over the electronic devices in your house. This is one cool benefit of owning a smart home technology that’s quite useful when you’re in a mood to have a little bit of ‘me time” and you need things (e.g. music, lights) to be in a certain way.
5. Cooking and Shopping Made Easier
Smart kitchen devices such as smart cookers and smart coffee brewers can help simplify things in the kitchen a little bit. They can be used to automate some of your cooking processes, monitor the progress of your food or control the temperature at which you’re cooking your food.
And the good thing about all these is that you can do them remotely. You don’t want to keep standing up from your chair and interrupting your game in order to monitor what’s going in the kitchen? That’s fine. Smart Kitchen gadgets are nothing if not a life saver.
As you can see, living life can be pretty much better with the possession of a smart home technology. So, why don’t you check out our best cheap smart home accessories for 2019 to get started.