If you are looking to upgrade your home with some smart appliances it’s worth considering which ones will actually add the most value for you and your family. After all, smart appliances are an investment and you want to be sure that you get your money’s worth. These are the smart appliances that could potentially make your life easier and safer:
Smart locks will have different functionalities depending on the model, but some of the functions that you could expect from your smart lock are:
- Mobile alerts when family members enter and leave your home
- Use voice commands to lock and unlock your door
- Control the lock remotely via an app
- Biometric entry to your home using your fingerprint
- Backlit keypad
- Optional automatic locking
Smart locks are more difficult to break than a standard lock because it’s not simply a case of picking the lock – it’s unlikely that an aspiring criminal would be able to accurately imitate your voice or have a copy of your fingerprint handy! They are also extremely useful if you want to let someone into your home on one occasion, but don’t have a spare key or don’t feel comfortable giving one out. They also guarantee that you can get back into your home without a key, which eliminates the need for the not very secure key ‘under the mat’ technique.
Smart bulbs are not only convenient, they can potentially help you to save on your energy bills and improve your home security.
Most smart bulbs will allow you to remotely control whether they are on or off and how bright they are, or set your lights to come on based on a schedule. This means that not only can you make sure that all the lights are turned off once everyone has left the house (everyone has one family member that ALWAYS leaves the lights on), but you can use the timer function to make it look as though you are at home when you are away as a security measure.
Sick of missing your UPS deliveries? Well, a smart doorbell could be the answer. A smart doorbell will alert you when someone is outside your front door and allow you to not only see them but to talk to them as well. This means you could ask your UPS driver to leave your parcel in a safe location when they call, rather than leave you yet another card.
You can also utilize your smart doorbell as a security camera. The doorbells offered by thewireszone.com have an option for cameras in areas of your property other than the front door, so you can keep an eye on things while you aren’t there and be alerted of any unexpected visitors.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be set up to send out an alert if any problem is detected. You can set this alert to notify your local emergency services, your own mobile or tablet or the mobile or tablet of a friend. This is particularly useful if there was an emergency but for whatever reason, you couldn’t get out of your house or to the phone. The emergency services or your nominated contact would know that you were in trouble and could help you.