11 Must-Have Add-Ons for Your Smart Home System (Part Three)
Read about the smart products that round out our must-have additions to your smart home system.
March 01, 2017
8. Surge Protector- Another product that smart home device users love is the smart surge protector. Most models have several smart outlets that you can control remotely and a couple always-on outlets for system components that need constant power, such as routers and Wi-Fi network components. The smart outlets can be used to protect expensive electronics from power surges that can harm your devices, such as UHD or HDTVs, appliances and computer equipment. You really don’t want to have to replace these items, so making an investment in a smart surge protector is, well, very smart!
|With a smart dimming kit, you can use your smartphone to turn the lights down to just the right level without having to get up and physically turn each light down or off entirely.|
9. Dimming Kit- To set the right mood in any room, add a smart dimming kit to control your lights. Don’t you just hate it when you’re on the couch watching a movie and every light within sight is on causing glare on your screen? With a smart dimming kit, you can use your smartphone to turn the lights down to just the right level without having to get up and physically turn each light down or off entirely. And for those special romantic nights with your honey, you’ll absolutely love the convenience of dimming kits. Trust us on this one!
10. Lighting System Remote Control- Another must-have for any smart home system is remote controlled lighting systems. These systems enable you to turn your lights on or off from your driveway or a few time zones away via your smartphone. Imagine you get home in the middle of the night and all the lights are off. You’d rather not enter a completely dark home, so pull up the smart app on your phone and turn on all the lights in your home, or just a few so you don’t have to blindly walk around tripping over toys…or the cat. When the heck did we get a cat?
11. Smart Outlet- Don’t you just love sleeping in on the weekends? How often does that actually happen? Well, smart outlets can make those occasions even better as they turn non-smart devices and appliances, such as coffee makers, blenders, toaster ovens, juicers, etc. into smart devices. Simply turn on the device or appliance and plug them into a smart outlet. You can control them remotely anytime from anywhere. Say you’ve opted for an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday and as your slowly wake up, you realize you need a cup of coffee. Grab your smartphone from your nightstand and use the app to turn on the smart outlet. Next thing you know, that amazing aroma begins to fill the air, giving you just enough incentive to get out from under the covers and start your day. Now that’s a smart way to wake up!
And there you have it, 11 must-have add-on products to round out your smart home system. This list isn’t meant to limit your system by any means, so feel free to research other products that you can add to your network, such as smart TV’s, garage door openers and more. The sky is the limit, so do your research and keep adding smart products as the technology evolves. Fire up your imagination, sit back and enjoy all the modern conveniences smart home technology has to offer!