In an age where new smart gadgets are being launched daily, our homes are becoming smarter and more connected.
From heating and lighting, to household appliances, security and health products, our homes are being inundated with gadgets akin to the futuristic world of The Jetsons.
Smart and Connected Products
Connected products are managed through an app via your smartphone or tablet. Many will also connect with each other and can be controlled through a single hub such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, which act like a virtual assistant for the home.
Smart products not only connect but are capable of learning from their surroundings and your behaviour so they can adapt to your routines accordingly, without being prompted.
Smart Home Lighting
Smart lighting systems enable you to control your lights from your phone or tablet; turning them on and off, setting timers, dimming and even changing colour.
Some innovative smart bulbs can even sync with your music and TV systems, to create the ultimate mood lighting that automatically changes with the sound.
The Philips Hue Light System lets you control your home lighting from your bedroom to your backyard. Connecting up to 50 bulbs in one home, you can create the right ambiance for every moment, play with colours and control everything remotely.
Smart Home Heating
Smart home heating systems connect your home heating, to your smartphone, so you can control the temperature of your house, whilst you're on the move.
Not only are you able to control your home heating through an app, these smart energy management systems can learn your habits and adapt them, making your house more energy efficient.
If you're thinking of investing in a smart home heating system, some of the most popular thermostats include Nest, Hive, Honeywell and Netatmo. Take a look at these Which? smart thermostat reviews for more information on the different products available.
Smart Home Security
It's never been easier to create safe, smart and secure homes with 24/7 monitoring and alerts sent directly to your phone. Smart home security systems help you monitor and react to home security issues remotely, no matter where you are in the world.
Many devices such as smart cameras, doorbells, locks, sensors and smoke alarms can be installed individually or connected together through a smart home security hub.
Truly smart home devices, such as the Hive and Nest smart thermostats, can also connect to home motion sensors or smart smoke alarms which also detect CO levels, for increasd home security.
Ideal Home has reviewed the best smart home security systems for protecting your property.
Smart Home Appliances
A new wave smart home appliances are now making the utopian homes we used to dream of in the past, a reality.
You can now get everything from smart washing machines to ovens, dishwashers, fridge freezers, kettles, robot vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers. A whole suite of home appliances that you can monitor and control from the touch of a button on your smartphone via an app.
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