Would you not love it if you could turn off the lights after realizing you forgot to do so from your car? This is possible when you have a smart device controlling your appliances or multiple smart devices at home.
There are plenty of options you can go for when you’re choosing a smart device for home. You can go for an Alexa smart plug, an Apple home kit, a Google Assistant speaker or a Wifi light switch.
Let’s take a look at what all you can have.
Smart Plugs – Converting Regular Appliances into Smart Devices
Any Google or Alexa smart plug can make convert your home into a smart home. All you have to do is connect the necessary electrical appliances to your smart plugs. Wemo, Blackt Electrotech and Kasa smart plug are some of the best devices we’ve listed for you.
1. TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug (White) – Control Your Devices from Anywhere, No Hub Required, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the TP Link smart plug has built-in Alexa and can control any device connected to it by your voice command. You just need to connect it to your Wifi and then with the help of your app you can control your devices even when you’re not home. Enjoy features like automatic turning off and turning on of devices.
2. Blackt Electrotech (BT41P): 230 Volt (24×7) Digital Programmable Timer Electronic Timer/Energy Saving Socket Type for Mobile Charging, Lightning Control, Glow Sign Board ETC
Having a load capacity of 1000 watts, this smart plug has got 16 programmes. Primarily, it is a timer used for smartly controlling lights, AC and other appliances at home or even outdoors. It is really helpful for power saving, especially if you have a habit of forgetting to turn off the lights. To top it, it also has a built-in battery that acts as a backup when there’s a power cut.
3. Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Control your entire home by your voice commands by using this Wemo smart plug. This can be done when you connect it to any of your google home devices or Alexa-enabled smart device. If you connect it to a regular appliance, there are two things you can do – set a timer to switch it on or off and set it on “Away mode”, where it keeps turning on and off your light to create an illusion that someone’s home.
Smart Devices with Multiple Uses – Smart Light Bulbs
A smart light is more useful than you think. You can use it for safety, for waking you up silently and lighting up the place according to different moods. In fact, you can also save electricity by setting up auto turn-off or using your app to turn it off when you’re not home.
4. Wipro Wifi Enabled Smart LED Bulb B22 9-Watt (16 Million Colours + Warm White/Neutral White/White) (Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant)
This is one of the best smart light bulbs you can have. This is because it gives you 16 million different colours and tones – blue, white, red, yellow and so much more. Using the app and Google Assistant or Alexa, you can set-up automatic turn-off or turn-on, change colours and adjust the brightness – all with your verbal commands.
5. Mi LED Smart Bulb (White and Colour)
When you get a smart light, all your conflicts for brightness and colour of the bulb you wanted are resolved. This is because this smart bulb by Mi has 16 million colours, 10W brightness, 800 lumens and adjustable colour temperature. You can easily control all of these through your mobile app according to your mood or simply command if you connect it to Alexa or Google Assistant.
6. TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi Light Bulb, Dimmable by TP-Link No Hub Required, Works with Alexa & Google (KL110)
This is one of the most flexible-to-use smart bulbs, compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. You can adjust its brightness or dimness limitlessly according to your mood. The best part is that you can have plenty of these but you need only one app or your voice to control all of them.
Smart Speakers – Most Popularly Used Smart Devices
These are the most fun smart devices you can use. Frankly speaking, you’ll love talking to your speaker for changing songs, getting updates, pausing or controlling the volume. What’s most amazing about them is that their frequency range is high, so you can operate them from a great distance too. You can connect them with your home entertainment system.
7. Echo Dot (Black) bundle with Wipro 16A smart plug for heavy appliances
This combination of Alexa smart speaker and Wipro smart plug is used to make any other electrical appliance in your home smart. It means that you can now control a regular AC or light by your voice with the help of this combo. While echo dot will play music, update news, wake you up and respond to your commands, the smart plug is for connecting your regular appliance and controlling with your voice.
8. Infinity (JBL) Fuze Pint Deep Bass Dual EQ Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Portable Speaker (Mystic Blue)
Compatible with Google Assistant and Siri, this smart speaker can work for 5 hours at a stretch without charging. You could connect it to your phone and talk to people, listen to songs, update yourself with news or set alarms. The reason why this is fun to use is because it is so light and small that you can fit it inside your pocket.
9. JBL Flip 4 Portable Wireless Speaker with Powerful Bass & Mic (Black)
This waterproof smart speaker enabled with Bluetooth 4.2 has the ability to produce sound equivalent to 100 speakers. compatible with Google Assistant and Siri, it can play for 12 hours at a stretch when fully charged. The best part is that it has a great Bluetooth transmitter frequency range of 2.402 – 2.480 GHz.
Other Smart Devices for You Home
While plugs, speakers and bulbs are common smart home devices used by many, these two have a unique usage. The Wifi extender helps you run a smart home with ease, while the smart security camera acts as a watchman and babysitter for you.
10. TP-Link AC750 Wifi Range Extender | Up to 750Mbps | Dual Band Wifi Extender, Repeater, Wifi Signal Booster, Access Point| Easy Set-Up | Extends Wifi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE200)
Is your Wifi not giving coverage to every area where you need it? If yes, then instead of looking for new providers, take a look at this extender. Making your job way easier, it creates stronger connections to reach out to remote areas, delivering a speed of 750 Mbps. Compatible with both 802.11 b/g/n and 802.11ac devices, it can be extended to your smart home devices too.
11. Mi 360° 1080p Full HD Wifi Smart Security Camera| 360° Viewing Area |Intruder Alert | Night Vision | Two-Way Audio |Inverted Installation
If you have kids at home while you’re going to work, this is the best security camera you can have. Not only does it alert you for any suspicious movement towards your door, but it also allows you to video chat with your kids through the app. In fact, you can watch on your kids even while you’re doing something else on your phone.
To Sum it Up
A smart device of any kind makes life simpler, specially when all members of the house are working. There are things we forget to do when we are in a hurry, like turning off the lights or fans. Leaving the house on caretakers is a risk but also a necessity.
Providing solutions for safety, power saving and comfortable living, smart devices can make a busy life easy to live. Don’t you think so?