The advancements in technology made the world a much smaller place. Thanks to the expansion of digital era and the future lie behind it. Everyone is connected with their friends and families all through 24×7 even after being in different cities and countries. Many people are calling the internet as the impending bomb, the primary reason behind the peril of our world, however, those who use the internet on a daily basis are completely against the odd statements.
Internet has made our lives much easier, and this is because of the myriad of gadgets that are available in the market right from the smartphone to a mixer, everything is serving a purpose. But nothing beats the increase in popularity seen in the field of smart home devices. In the year 2016 itself, plenty of amazing smart home devices were launched which are here to stay and will make our lives much easier. As the new year is approaching, we have a lot more devices to explore, just that you should have your likes and interests while choosing them.
If you have been presenting the idea of transforming your home into a more comfortable one, where you get your mechanized personal assistant as well, it is time for you to change your notion and have a look at some of the best smart home devices 2017 which will instantly spark your interest and praise.
Get ready to step in the future, so you are on par with everyone else in the society.
Nest Learning Thermostat
Apart from Alexa and Google Home, there is another major player in the market when it comes to smart home gadgets. Nest is one of them. The learning thermostat from Nest is something which every person should buy for their home as it has better functionality. It is also the most renowned product from Nest which programs itself after observing your activities.
The device creates schedules for you, and when it sees you in the far end of the room, it lights up the room to show you the time and temperature at that point. Moreover, the thermostat is completely energy efficient and can be controlled from the smartphone. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Logitech Harmony, and IFTTT.
August Smart Lock
What is the use of having so many smart home devices in your home if you can’t even protect everything inside it? This is why it is important to grab August Smart Lock which is easy to install, and you will have a sense relief knowing what is happening inside your house. Just buy the August Smart Lock and replace the interior side of the deadbolt. You are ready to go. If you still want a better smart lock, buy the latest home kit-enabled model, but it does the job to perfection and provides you the voice control option. So, you can open your door with your voice within seconds.
Nest Cam Outdoor
Earlier, Nest Cam Outdoor was known for detecting smoke and working as a thermostat, but that is not the case anymore. Nest Cam Outdoor is one of the top smart home gadgets which serves you the quick security camera options as well. The latest upgrade in the camera enables you to capture the video of 1080p which is included with the AI controls. The entire setup will work with Alexa, Logitech, and IFTTT.
Belkin WeMo Switches
If you are still hesitant about getting a whole new technology for your home use and want to live with your old gadgets as well, you can easily update your old switch and make it more advanced. Belkin WeMo switches are perfect for the job. The switches come with your appliance and power supply. Thus, this helps in directing the control of your devices which you can easily estimate from the comfort of your smartphone even when you are not home. With just a simple switch, your ordinary appliance becomes a smart home gadget. This one is also compatible with IFTTT, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomeKit.
Logitech Harmony Hub
There are plenty of products available in the market for just one purpose, take for instance the smart switch, and when you buy a new product, you will also have to install the particular app of that company. Thus, this could lead to a huge amount of unnecessary clutter on your phone, and this is the reason why Logitech decided to launch the Harmony Hub. Harmony Hub not only gives you compatibility with a few smart devices, but it is also known for creating “activities” which smartly groups all the similar actions together.
The future undoubtedly holds a device where you will be able to control your entire house with just your mind, but that is not the case right now. We do however have the privilege of voice control which is as good as it gets. This device is the most popular smart home device of 2016 as it does everything for the owner of the house. Amazon Echo and Alexa have become the best household device that everyone has today. Right from opening the door to ordering things online to setting the lighting of the house to a romantic environment, Alexa is the person you have to rely on. Just like all the other products mentioned above, even Echo can be controlled through IFTTT.
What is IFTTT?
Pretty sure, you have seen this term repeatedly as almost every device seems to be compatible with it. When we talk about making the smart home devices as a part of our way of life, there is one thing that we forget. Just having an intelligent home device is not enough, one should also get a technology which will ensure that everything is working. This is where IFTTT comes in. It stands for ‘If this then that’ and this is the core working formula behind all the smart home devices. IFTTT is the universal language which all the above mentioned smart home devices understand and respond to making it easier to access them.