New Home Tech Trends
August 31, 2021
Once only in the homes of the wealthy and tech-savvy, smart home technology has become more prevalent in everyone’s homes over the past few years. Now, more than ever, consumers are integrating smart pieces throughout their homes. Smart home technology can be added to every room in your home. From lighting, outlets, security cameras, virtual assistants, and heating and cooling, there’s room for upgrades just about anywhere you can imagine.
One of today’s most popular pieces of smart home technology is smart lighting, specifically – the Wyze Bulb. The Wyze Bulb stands out from its competitors for its low cost at around $8. This bulb is brighter than almost every other 60W replacement bulb and uses Wi-Fi to communicate with your router through an easy-to-use smartphone app. The Wyze Bulb allows for sleep schedules, vacation modes and offers a full spectrum of white light color temperatures. The Wyze Bulb is easy to use and a cost-effective choice.
If you have children in your home, you may be familiar with the smart plug. Smart plugs give users the ability to prevent children from turning on and off a dangerous appliance. These plugs are also helpful for setting timers on electronics in our homes, such as fish tank filters and animal lighting. Smart plugs make it easy to leave your home and feel at ease.
One of the most popular and well-known smart home technology pieces is the home security camera. Whether you’re monitoring the inside or outside of your home, there are many options on the market to help you feel secure. Named the best wireless security camera of 2021 by PCMag, the Arlo Pro 4 is a trending piece. This camera captures 2K video resolution, features a 100% wire-free design, has indoor/outdoor versatility, and is compatible with almost any smart home device you already have. This camera connects to Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistants, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings. This device retails for around $200 and comes in both a black and white option.
Another trending piece of smart home technology is the Nest Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat is best known for its conservation initiatives. Studies show Nest users save an average of 10-15% on heating and cooling bills. The Nest allows you to schedule and adjust the temperature of your home from your smart device. It’s easy to install, simple to use, and features a sleek design that will look good in your home.
Smart home technology provides peace of mind, makes managing your home easier, and can help save on energy bills. If your home is without any smart technology, now is a good time to consider which technology could enhance your home.