If you’re looking to make your home smarter this summer, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled this guide to detail six of the best home gadgets that will make your day to day life not only easier but more fun.
- A voice controlled home assistant
Home assistants have recently become huge. They allow you to monitor, automate and control various devices throughout your home with simple voice interactions. One of the most popular home assistants is the Amazon Echo which allows you to search the web, make a list, shop online, check the weather and control certain devices around your home. Voice control tech such as this allows you to be free from using your mobile phone which is particularly handy if you’re having a hectic hands-on morning sorting out breakfast for the kids.
- A smart home lock
Everyone gets frustrated when trying to find the remote control to open the garage door, especially after a long day of work when you just want to get home and relax. This is where the Chamberlin MVQ Garage comes in. The door opener lets you tap your device’s screen to open and close your garage door from anywhere.
- Solar power roof tiles
Very recently, Tesla released their new and super sleek solar panels made by Panasonic that allow homeowners to generate their own solar energy without the hassle of getting a new roof. What’s special about these particular solar roof tiles is that from the street, it’s virtually impossible to tell. Your roof can retain its traditional look whether you have textured slate or terra cotta tiles.
- A drone
Drones are becoming a hugely popular gadget and not only are they fun but they can help to keep your home safe, too. Coptrz is a UK drone provider that has a huge selection of drones for home surveillance. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro can automatically recognise, track and follow subjects as they move. Not only that, the majority of home surveillance drones are affordable, easy to use and can be launched in a short space of time if you need a quick aerial risk assessment.
- An air monitoring system
If you’re concerned about keeping informed on the quality of air that you’re breathing every day, the Awair Glow Air Monitoring System plugs into any outlet in your home and keeps track of toxins and chemicals in the air. Download the companion app, and you’ll be provided with information on the temperature, humidity, CO2 levels and chemicals in your home with an easy-to-read chart. Plus, the app can give you handy advice on how to improve the air quality in your home and the device can be adjusted to alert you to when particular things may become a problem.
- A smoke detector that talks to you
The Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector uses Wi-Fi to alert your phone to potential dangers in your home. This also allows you to silence any false alarms quickly and you won’t have to worry about checking that it’s working every now and again as the device tests itself automatically over 400 times a day and can last for up to 10 years – a worthwhile investment if ever there was one!