Smart Devices for Your Home

July 13th, 2018


Have you ever wondered what “Smart” products are out there for your home.  We all know that Alexa and Google home are fun to play with and can be a help around the house.  Need multiple timers and not enough devices? Ask Alexa or Google Home to set your timers for you as they can do multiple timers at once.  Let’s look at other smart devices that you may not have realized that yes they make a smart device for that.


For the garden lovers out there, here are a few cool gadgets to help you out.   First up the Wifi Garden Sensor. It will help you track light, humidity, temperature, soil nutrition and moisture.  It will also analyze your garden for climate and conditions, and give you notifications on your gardens conditions and and weather forecast.  How about watering your garden from anywhere with internet access? Well that make a smart device for that also. Water up to four different areas with this device and it uses your current set up, so no digging to set it up.  It can detect soil moisture and water accordingly or you can set up your own schedule for it to follow.


For safety of your house they make several different smart devices from Smart doorbells with cameras to smart door locks and thermostats.  The doorbells let you see who is at your door from anywhere and even communicate with them without even being home. Drop your car off to get some work done and forget to grab your house key, no problem the new smart locks let you enter a code or use your smartphone to unlock your door.   Some are even capable to sense your approach and unlock for you which comes in handy if your hands are full. The thermostats let you control the temperature from anywhere. These thermostats let you control the thermostat from your smartphone using an app or your desktop. Set up a schedule that works for you and some will even “learn” your home and keep it at the temperature you find the most comfortable.   One smart thermostat has sensors and will turn off the when it senses movement inside the house. These thermostats let you control the thermostat from your smartphone using an app or your desktop.


Here are some cool new devices that are coming out or are already out but you never thought of.  They have a Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector that you simply place near areas that would have leaks, such as under sinks and by your water heater. It will alert you if it detects a leak or if the temperature gets below a desired temp that you set up.   There is a digital shower that will keep your water at your desired temperature and you can stop the water flow for a short period of time. You can set a duration time for your showers which helps you manage water usage. Hate mopping? They have a robot for that.  Smart knobs for your stove top come with smoke and gas detectors and will shut off automatically if it senses smoke or being away from the stove too long.


These are just some of the devices you can get for your home.  There so many more and if you can think of it they probably have a Smart Device for it.