Love the idea of returning home to the perfect cosy temperature? Constantly trying to remember if you've left the lights on? Sounds like you need to join the smart home revolution. From lighting and thermostats to security cameras and voice assistants, smart appliances can be controlled and monitored from your compatible smartphone, wherever you are. Find out what a smart home is and how this incredible technology can transform your life.
Your current home internet network gives you the power to start building your very own smart home. Once you've upgraded to a bunch of smart appliances and hooked them up to the internet, you've created your very own connected home. This is where things get clever - most of the products come with smartphone apps that you can use to control the devices remotely. So, there’ll be no more panicking on the bus thinking you’ve left your speakers blasting your morning tunes. Load up the app on your compatible smart phone, check Wham aren’t still playing and then simply switch it off. Your neighbours will thank you.
Having smart technology can go a long way to keeping your home safe and secure. Whether it’s a camera keeping an eye on the inside and outside of your house or a smart plug you can remotely switch off if you’ve left the straighteners plugged in, smart devices are smart because they’re built with you in mind. A smart home helps you look after those pennies too. Not sure if you’ve turned the heating off? The app for your thermostat not only lets you flick it on or off anywhere, you can also check how much water and electricity you’re using, helping you to save on your energy bills.
Here’s a quick round-up of the best smart appliances and what they can do for you. Smart, right? Sorry, here you go: