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Best 12 Home Automation Products
Upgrade your home security, your pet feeder, your pool cleaner and much more!
Delta Faucet Trinsic
Cut down on the need to clean your faucet by installing this smart faucet from Delta ($387). Using Touch2O technology and the power of Alexa, you can switch it on and off, adjust the water temperature and dispense specific amounts (in metric or imperial measurements). You can even instruct it to fill a water bottle. Of course, it also works manually! Here are 9 smark kitchen gadgets you’ll want to get your hands on.
Breville Smart Oven Pro Convection Toaster with Element IQ
There’s so much to love about this smart kitchen product from Breville ($260). At first glance, you may think you have a big toaster oven on your hands, but this bad boy comes with so much more than that. It offers 10 preset cooking functions that allow you to toast, bake, roast, broil, reheat, warm and slow cook. And, it’s convection powered. The idea behind the Element IQ technology is that it steers power when and where it’s needed, so the right heating environment for precision cooking can be reached and maintained.
Philips Hue LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit
It’s a major pain to get cozied up in bed only to remember that you left the living room lights on! With this home automation system, you can turn them off via the app or using Alexa voice control. The Philips Hue system ($195) provides various lighting scenarios as well, from gentle light to wake you up or wind down, to bright light for working and colored light to set the mood. You can create custom lighting arrangements for different rooms, too.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
The fifth generation of the Ecobee Smart Thermostat ($249) has Alexa built-in, features a touchscreen interface and has a remote sensor for convenience. You can even use the newest version to play music! These 12 smart home products would be super handy in the kitchen.
This home automation camera ($131) features 1080 HD video, night vision, two-way audio and superior motion detection. You’ll get notified whenever motion or sound is detected, and it provides a week’s worth of video storage for free. Keep yourself safe in the kitchen, too, with our top 10 safety tips.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro ($249) is a sleek and smart home automation device that allows you to see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC. The doorbell, which monitors your home in 1080 HD video, works with Alexa to illuminate and send announcements to Echo devices if your doorbell is pressed, or even if motion is detected. It also monitors your home at night with infrared night vision.
SureFeed Pet Feeder With Microchip Technology
This home automation device ($168) brings intrigue because unlike most automatic pet feeders, this one is designed to work with both wet and dry pet food. The sealed bowl keeps the food fresh and only opens when the right pet approaches. You’ll just need to attach the included RFID tag on your pet’s collar. This is the best way to pet-proof your home.
iHome iSP6X SmartPlug
This smart plug ($24) allows you to easily control gadgets and appliances right from your smartphone. It also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, and works with various other home hubs, including Apple HomeKit. The WiFi-enabled home automation device is great for controlling lights, coffee makers, home audio systems and more.
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
The third-generation smart lock from August ( $199) has some exciting new features, including the DoorSense technology, which informs you if your door is securely closed and locked, and allows you to always know who is coming and going. The smart lock can be controlled remotely or with Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri voice commands. Speaking of locks, here are 10 ways to protect your food from the office lunch their.
Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit
This home automation security kit ($199) is a DIY system that allows you to monitor your home for supreme protection. You’ll get alerts on your smartphone, informing you when doors or widows have been opened, or when motion has been detected. It also works with Alexa to arm, disarm and check the status of your Ring Alarm security system using your voice.
Polaris 9650iQ Sport
Cleaning the pool is a drag, that’s why this home automation device is so exciting. The robotic pool cleaner ($1,003) swiftly cleans your pool so you can sit back and relax in the sunshine. It features multiple programming options, has an easy-to-clean debris canister and can be controlled via your smartphone. Once your pool is clean, kick up your feet and enjoy one of these cocktails poolside.
Echo Show 5
The newest Echo Show from Amazon ($90) is available in a 5.5.-inch model that takes up less space while offering a dazzling selection of Alexa voice assistant and touchscreen features. The compact home automation device is great for small spaces, allowing you to manage your day the smart way. You can cook along to step-by-step recipes, easily update to-do lists and calendars, check weather and traffic on your way out and so much more. Next, learn about the 24 things you should be buying on Amazon.
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