Here are five products that will help your home today become smarter. You can install them if you think about adding smart tech to your home. Moreover, you can also scale up by adding many things such as lights, plugs, locks to your home later on.
Lifx Color 1000
Lifx Color 1000 LEDs cost 60$. They work with IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Windows, Amazon Alexa. Lifx Color 1000 LEDs are brighter than Philips Hue and setting up them doesn’t require a router-tethered hub or a pricey starter kit. You can create custom lighting from your phone – or with your voice via Amazon Alexa by screwing in the bulb.
Nest Cam Indoor
Although you are out, the $200 Nest Cam Indoor allows you to check whether your home is safe. Nest Cam Indoor does not directly work with any voice control product. However, you can connect it to other devices via IFTTT, Wink or Nest’s own smart home platform.
iHome iSP8 SmartPlug
This is a smart plug that converts desk fans, lamps, space heaters and other everyday household objects into the connected devices. It is popular because of its reliable performance and integration with a number of smart home platforms.
You simply plug the iSP8 into an outlet and download the app. You can control the lamp across the room straight from your phone. It works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Wink, Samsung SmartThings, Nest.
August Smart Lock
While the August Smart Lock (costs 229$) takes a bit longer to install, it’s still a very simple process anyway. You can lock and unlock your door from the app, with Siri (via Apple HomeKit) or with an Amazon Alexa device. August’s Smart Lock operates locally via Bluetooth after finishing. However, you can give it Wi-Fi smarts with the addition of either the August Connect or the August Doorbell Cam. It works with IFTTT, Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon’s Alexa speakers provide voice control for your home with little effort. The Echo Dot’s price is at 50$. They allow your Echo Dot to connect, download the relevant Alexa app and use your voice to control your Lifx bulb, iHome smart plug, August Smart Lock and more. Besides, they work with IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon Alexa.