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10 Game-Changing Home Automation Products You Must Own!

Upgrade Your Home like a Tech Guru

  • Discover the key benefits of home automation.

  • Learn about popular home automation devices and their functionalities.

  • Understand the best practices for setting up and integrating home automation systems.

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10 Game-Changing Home Automation Products

In today's digital age, smart home technology has revolutionized the way we interact with our living spaces. From controlling lighting and temperature to enhancing security and entertainment, incorporating home automation products can elevate your home to the next level of convenience, energy efficiency, and security.

We recently talked about the best ways you could invest in your home – in ways that help you live better and increase your profits when it comes time to sell. Home Automation products were high on our list.

So we thought we’d dig a little deeper. In this article, we'll explore the top home automation products that will transform your house into a smart and connected home.

The best ways to automate your home include investing in smart devices such as smart thermostats, video doorbells, and smart lighting systems. Additionally, setting up a central hub or utilizing voice assistants can help integrate and control multiple automation devices effectively. It is crucial to consider your specific needs and choose devices that align with your lifestyle and preferences.

Smart Thermostats

Take control of your home's temperature with smart thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat or Ecobee SmartThermostat. These devices learn your preferences and adjust temperature settings automatically, ensuring optimal comfort while reducing energy consumption and utility costs.

The Nest learns your schedule and adjusts your homes temperature so that you don’t have to quickly turn the dial up or down – and increasing your utility bill in the process.

One of the best on the market is the Google Nest Learning Thermostat. We have a Nest in our home and love it’s simplicity and ease of use. Hookup and connecting to our phones was all done super fast.

Video Doorbells

Enhance your home's security with video doorbells such as Ring Video Doorbell or Google Nest Hello. These devices allow you to see and speak to visitors at your door, even when you're not at home. Receive real-time alerts and monitor your doorstep from your smartphone, adding an extra layer of safety and convenience.

One of our favorite doorbells is the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus. It includes night vision, two way talk and even motion alerts to let you know if a package has been delivered. The Ring doorbell dominates the market and is the doorbell I see a lot as a Realtor.

Automated Window Coverings

Experience the convenience of automated window coverings and motorized blinds. These smart shades can be controlled remotely, allowing you to adjust natural light levels, enhance privacy, and improve energy efficiency with just a few taps on your smartphone or voice commands. If you have hard to reach window blinds, or a lot of them, automated blinds can be a really impactful way to change the light quickly.

We like the Graywind Motorized Natural Roller Shades because they come in multiple patterns and colors – even though we prefer the Woven Beige. It’s compatable with both Alexa and Google home. Their remote control allows linking and grouping up to 15 separate shades.

Smart Lighting

Transform the ambiance of your home with smart lighting solutions like Philips Hue or LIFX. Control your lights remotely, create personalized lighting scenes, and adjust brightness or color to match your mood or activity. Some smart bulbs can even sync with music or change color based on your preferences.

If you’ve got a lot of older ‘pot lights’ or want to update a room with LED lights then you want to take a look at Lumary Smart Recessed Lighting. These are 4 Inch, Ultra-Thin LED Recessed Lighting downlights that can be programmed with almost any color or shade. And you can do it all with your phone.

Voice Assistants

Make your home truly hands-free with voice assistants such as Amazon Echo or Google Nest Hub. These devices integrate with various smart home products, enabling you to control multiple aspects of your home through voice commands. Dim the lights, adjust the temperature, play music, and more, all with simple voice prompts.

The Amazon Echo is still the big dog in this space – for a good reason. In addition to Dolby Audio processing, the Echo allows your to create a home hub, control your music and voice control Alexa.

If you are looking for a good virtual voice assistant we can think of no better choice that the Echo.

Smart Security Systems

Secure your home with comprehensive smart security systems like Abode 8 Piece Wireless Security System or ADT Pulse. These systems offer features such as motion sensors, door/window sensors, security cameras, and professional monitoring. Receive instant alerts, view live feeds, and remotely manage your security system for peace of mind.

We like no contract security services that you can set up by yourself - It’s why we love SimpliSafe 9 Piece Home Security System. It has optional 24/7 monitoring and it’s compatible with your Google and Alexa smart homes.

Smart Locks

Upgrade your home's security and convenience with smart locks such as Aqara Smart Lock U100 or August Home, Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Enjoy keyless entry, create temporary access codes for guests, and remotely lock or unlock your doors through a mobile app. Smart locks provide an added layer of security while offering flexibility and convenience.

When we upgraded our front door lock we wanted a robust lock, a secure app and ease of use for our kids. It’s why we chose Kwikset, and it’s why we love the Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi Smart Door Lock. These locks allow you to create and control multiple passcodes and deactivate them at any time. The biggest downside is swapping out batteries from time to time.

Smart Home Hubs

Centralize control of your smart home devices with smart home hubs like Samsung SmartThings or Aeotec Smart Home Hub. These hubs act as a central command center, allowing you to integrate and control various smart devices seamlessly. Streamline your automation routines and manage your smart home ecosystem from one user-friendly interface.

We love our Amazon Hub and it’s why we like the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen). Unlike the other Echo we discussed, this hub has a screen and can be used to share information, calendar schedules and weather. The screen can show family photos and generally be a hub for

Home Automation Doesn’t have to be Hard

Embrace the future of home living by incorporating these top home automation products into your property. From smart thermostats and video doorbells to automated window coverings and smart lighting, these devices offer convenience, energy efficiency, enhanced security, and seamless control. Create a smart and connected home environment that simplifies your daily routines and provides an elevated living experience.


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