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Smart Home: The Future Is Now and at the Tips of Your Fingers

If our phones are smart, why can't our houses be, too?

A decade ago (and more), the term “home automation” probably sounded like something out of our favourite science fiction movies, but nowadays, things are a bit different. As the world of technology keeps changing and expanding, so does the smart home market which allows us to improve our lives in so many ways. With a little help from various Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices, we get to control e.g. the lights and temperature in our apartments using our mobile phones and corresponding apps alone. Now, if that doesn't sound futuristic, we don't know what does.

If you think the time has come for you to look into smart home technology, then you're in just the right place. In this category, you'll find everything you need to turn your regular home in a smart one – from motion cookies and thermostats, to switches and security cameras. It's a techie's dream, really. However, before you proceed, we advise you to read the rest of this short guide in order to get a clear picture of what's in our offer and what the best possible items for you are. Ready?

Three Smart Home Gadgets That Will Improve Your Everyday Life

There are a number of gadgets out there that will help you create a smart home of your own, but the question is – where do you start? We have a couple of suggestions that might be of use to you and that might make your decision a little bit easier.
  • Home switches – these fantastic widgets allow you to turn your electronics on and off, no matter where you are, using just your phone's Internet or Wi-Fi (and an app). What you can do is set a schedule for your appliances, if needed, and even add more switches and control one or all of them at once. Easy to set up and even easier to use.

  • Lights – whether you get just one of these bulbs or 50 of them is up to you, but what you should know about these LED lights is that they consume less energy than regular ones and help you save money. Again, you control them via your Wi-Fi or phone network, and you can switch them off and on, dim them when you want to watch a movie, or set them to turn on automatically at sunset.

  • Thermostats – if you want to control the heating in your house remotely, then these smart home gadgets are perfect for you. You can set a personalized heating schedule and, again, reduce energy consumption and save up. For example, you can turn on the heating half an hour before you get home and know that your living area will be warm and cosy once you get back.

Make Your Home Safer with the Help of Smart Security Cameras

In addition to the tech we already mentioned above, there are also smart home security cameras that will let you sleep more soundly at night and not worry about your house while you're out and about. These cameras can detect people, cars, and animals from a distance and send you real-time notifications in case something happens to your house. At night, you can either turn on the infra-red night vision or turn on the LED floodlight, and after you get home from e.g. work, you can watch the feed of what happened during the day. Don't hesitate – go smart today!