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How to Make Your Ordinary Home Smart

With time we all would love to spruce up our home a little won’t we? To get with the times and to make it more comfortable for ourselves. Sometimes even a change is warranted because it is an instant mood uplifter – coming back to a nice home is always satisfying, let’s admit that.

So how do you change things around your home? There’s always one way of undertaking a good old interior project to switch things up – change the paint or wallpaper, bring in some new furniture, and change the setting room-wise. Or you can take up a small renovation project, go for an open kitchen merged with the living area, instead of two separate rooms; stuff like that you know? But if you were to make your ordinary home a smart home, how would you go about it?

Here are a few smart devices that can turn your ordinary home into a smart one, fit with the times and are quite energy efficient as well.

Smart Devices to Turn Your Home Smart

Smart devices can perform a variety of functions at your home. These devices will replace traditional fixtures and products for a far more convenient experience.

1. Honeywell Home T5

A smart thermostat that is bound to change the way your home air-conditioning and heating works, the Honeywell Home T5 not only automates your home thermostat but also saves energy in the process. Featuring its mobile app the Honeywell Home App, configure and control the T5 smart thermostat from anywhere, at any time.

By using geofencing technology to track your phone’s location, the thermostat works to keep your home comfortable whenever you come home. And by switching itself off till you’re close by or you’re home, the T5 helps you cut back on energy consumption, while simultaneously reducing your heating and cooling bills.

2. Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Lighting is always a major factor in setting the vibe of a room. With the Sengled Smart LED light bulbs, change the color of the light to whatever you’re feeling – warm light, white light, or choose from over a million shades of any color. There is also the option to dim the lights or brighten them according to your preference.

What’s more is that the Sengled Smart LED Bulbs can be controlled via the Sengled Home app, giving you control of the lights from literally the palm of your hands. Whether you’re cozied up on the couch or driving back home, switch your lights on or off with the Sengled Home app.

These bulbs are also compatible with voice assistants with the likes of Alexa, Google Assistant and even the ZigBee hubs like Samsung Smart Things. So with wireless and remote control, you can also control the Sengled Smart LED bulbs with your voice.

3. Google Nest x Yale Smart Lock

Nothing says smart home like a smart door lock. The Google Nest x Yale Smart Lock is secure and tamperproof, switching to a keyless method of locking and unlocking your doors. Use a passcode to type onto the keypad, and give your trustworthy people the code to unlock the door as well. With that, also get alerts on your smartphones, via the Nest App, anytime the door has been opened. That’s smart and safety in one little device!

4. Google Nest Hello

The Nest Hello is a video doorbell you didn’t know you need. This smart video doorbell can be answered straight from your wireless devices – that’s right, your smartphones, tablets, even a smart speaker if there is one at home. So how does this doorbell work?

The Nest Hello is accessible through the Google Home app that allows you to answer your door from your phone; meaning you can speak to whoever is outside and watch the video feed as well. That includes answering the door from wherever you are – at home, at the grocery store or even if you’re in another city altogether.

The camera features night vision, and a full head-to-toe, wide-angle view for you to see a bigger picture. The Nest Hello also features motion detectors that sense any presence and send real-time alerts to your mobile devices. And with a subscription to Nest Aware, unlock features like facial recognition to get personalized alerts on when specific people are at your door.

Looking to get some smart devices for your home? Head on over to First Energy Home’s website. You’ll find a plethora of smart devices of all categories.

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