Do you want a home where the light turns on when you get inside, a home where the coffee machine starts to brew in the morning or a home where you always know if you have switched the iron off when you went on vacation to avoid unfortunate surprises? The biggest brands of smart home products are Philips, D-Link, Belkin, Netatmo, Elgato or Fibaro, all of which have many different solutions.
When you think of smart home products, many people will probably think of Philips Hue and IFTTT. The smart bulbs from Philips are found in several Danish homes and offer many possibilities. Along with the IFTTT service, you can set rules that make the bulbs wake you up in the morning like a Wake-Up light or make the bulbs blink in line with the music when you have a party. There are many, many options and the more smart home products you own, the smarter and more complex rules you can set up.
Several brands make smart bulbs that can be controlled from a telephone or tablet. Some models can shine in different shades of white, while others can display 16.8 million different colours. There are models that fit into E27 and E14 fittings, but also for GU 10 and Gu 5.3 fittings. If you want a lamp with the same functionality, there are also more options for all the rooms in your home.
New good smart home products are constantly being invented with exciting features. Many people benefit greatly from the use of a smart outlet that can act as a modern on/off power switch, allowing you to view power consumption turn off the power from your phone. A sensor or surveillance camera is easy to set up and allows you to take a look at your home, whether you are on vacation or just want to check in on the dog at home.
Rain gauges, window sensor, water sensor, door sensor, smart padlock, gas reader and smart siren are just some of the few things that are already on the market today. If you look a few years ahead, you can probably easily imagine that there will be Wi-Fi or Z-wave in several of the products. It is cheap to get started today, no matter if you are going to build a new house or just want to upgrade your existing solution.