Published on November 20th, 2017 | by Guest


10 Best Smart Home Devices This Year

In the year 2017, anyone can have a complete view and total control of their home even while they’re away because of the drastic advances in technology. These smart home devices greatly increase our home security system, while also allowing us to control little things like turning on and off the lights, or controlling the television from our phones. Here is a list the 10 incredible smart home devices for the year 2017.

1. BeOn Starter Pack

The way in which this security device works is unique and interesting. Essentially, it’s a small device that hooks onto light bulbs. When one tells the unit they are going away for a while, the module will then turn on lights in accordance to the person’s light usage patterns, giving the illusion that someone is home.

2. Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer

This smart home device is loved for its color-changing abilities, consisting of a wireless remote control or dimmer. The special bulbs will have to be purchased separately. However, once a person gets it all setup, they can customize light color and brightness.

3. Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt

Compatible with both ZigBee and Z-Wave networks, this kit allows one to electronically control their deadbolt from afar. Installation is super easy and fast to do by one’s self. One can create their own locking codes and change them just as easily. Plus, it’s got an internal break-in alarm system.

4. August Smart Home Lock

This smart lock works in a very similar way to the prior one, except for the internal alarm system. Aside from being able to lock and unlock the door from anywhere, the lock both locks and unlocks when one leaves or arrives homes.

5. Scout

The Scout system is a complete smart system that includes a door panel sensor and access sensors for doors, windows and even cabinets, along with a motion sensor. With Scout, one can integrate Amazon Echo to use voice commands. One can also connect Nest devices for temperature control.

6. SimpliSafe

SimpliSafe offers a nice three-year warrant that comes with several different packages, all with no contract. The basic plan alarms one of any break ins. However, higher plans offer many more features, such as lock control. The entire system is extremely easy to set up, taking no more than 15 minutes.

7. Ring Video Doorbell Pro

This smart system essentially allows one to be home at all times, at least to an extent. It let’s the user see who is at their door using video and voice interaction, making it especially useful for mail packages that require a signature. The two-way speaker allows for full conversation.

8. SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

SkyBell does just about everything that Ring Video Doorbell does. However, extra systems, such as Amazon Echo, can be added to the system as well. The video screen uses 1080p high-definition resolution, free clip storage and on-demand live video streaming. The second version, which is this one, beats the original by a long shot.

9. Nest Cam Indoor

Aside from a two-way talk system, these wireless home security cameras allow one to view their house through a camera from anywhere. It offers a decent 130-degree view. The 1080p resolution is great for both light and low-light conditions. However, it doesn’t do too well in really dark conditions.

10. Vivint Outdoor Camera

The Vivint Outdoor Camera smart system is an outdoor camera with virtually the same features as the indoor one. However, it beats it when it comes to durability and excellent night vision. It goes without saying that it’s completely weatherproof.

There are many different smart home devices on the market today, picking the right one is a matter of budget, preference and circumstances, but all of them are great!

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