With the fast pace of our everyday life forgetting to turn off lights, close garage doors or turn on your security system when you leave your home can be a nuisance. Smart home automation can make your life a little easier by giving you the power to control your home when your away.
Smart home refers to those items in your home that can be programmed to function automatically either with the push of a button or, more recently, a voice command.
The Internet of Things allows you to automate a variety of items in your home including windows and shades, lighting, appliances and security systems and we wanted to share the best smart home devices of 2017 from PC Magazine.
Top Smart Home Devices of 2017
- Piper NV by Amazon is an indoor only surveillance camera that allows you to keep an eye on your home, Fido and even your kids. It also allows you to control any household item from any location.
- Nest Cam is an outdoor weatherproof camera that monitors what’s going on outside of your house. Using Wi-Fi, you can monitor activity at any time no matter where you are using the web or mobile apps.
- Smart Lock is an Apple HomeKit that mounts over your existing deadbolt to provide connectivity to your door. Using Bluetooth, it talks to your smartphone, and you can easily give guests quick entrance to your home.
- Vivint Sky expands the security of your home and allows you to be connected to your home all of the time.
- For the DIYer, SimpliSafe lets you customize your home security with packages you can customize according to your needs.
- For those that would like control over their thermostat, there’s the Nest Learning Thermostat that is easily controlled remotely using your phone, tablet or PC.
Beyond the comfort of knowing you can control your home when you’re away, smart home automation gives you the ability to enjoy all that Prescott, Arizona has to offer. Even if you get excited on the way to Thumb Butte for your hike and forget to lock your doors with smart home automation there’s no need to make the drive back home.
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