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The Best Tech for a Smart Home

Homes are getting smarter and there are plenty of space-age features nowadays that people can add to their homes. Here are five of the best tech additions that let you command your home with the touch of a button or even your voice.

Amazon Echo Studio

For smart homes, this is the brains behind the operation. Amazon’s Alexa is the perfect digital assistant for your household, giving you voice control over connected devices. The echo studio is also a high-quality Bluetooth speaker and can stream audio from related apps. This covers all the bases.

There are smaller and cheaper Amazon Echo devices. The Echo Dot range takes up a little less room if you want something more subtle sat in your living room, but the sound quality does take a hit.

Sensi Smart Thermostat

One of the best smart additions to your home is a smart thermostat. These allow you to control your heating ventilation and air conditioning system from your smartphone or a web browser. You can start or stop your heating system and change its schedule.

The Sensi Smart Thermostat is different from many others on the market. Sensi has decades of experience in HVAC and designed a smart thermostat that has the same size and dimensions as standard thermostats, easily replacing your existing device. There is no need to redecorate or make a hole in a wall; just plug it in and start taking advantage of its features.

Philips Hue Lighting

Smart lighting is one of the most popular additions to a modern home. Being able to switch lights off and on from anywhere in the house, or the world is a handy feature. You can have the lights on ready for you when you return from work or schedule them to come on and turn off while you are on vacation, making it look like someone is home.

The Philips Hue range has bulbs and LED strips that can be connected to smart home devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home.

Eufy 2K Video Doorbell

The smart doorbell is gaining popularity with homeowners. When the doorbell rings your smartphone will immediately send you a live video stream from your front door so that you know who is calling. You can even communicate with them through your phone.

They also act as part of a security system. You can view and record the live video feed whenever you want. This is a handy feature when you want to know what is going on outside your home without opening your door or going to the window.

August Smart Locks

Smart locking your home comes with a lot of advantages, but also concerns. What happens if the lock fails to work? How do I get into my home then? This smart lock works with your existing deadbolt, and you can still use your key if there is a malfunction.

It works with digital assistants too, so you can lock or unlock your home with a smartphone, or your voice.

This smart home tech is not only convenient, but it also adds new features and functionality to your home that you didn’t have before. Just one of these tech additions can make a big change, but all five will bring your home into the 21st century.

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