Let’s face it, the IoT (Internet of Things) keeps growing. And while some of the gadgets that wireless tech is advancing have their uses, some of them seem a little far-fetched. But for those who are interested in having an interconnected smart home, the IoT has everything you could possibly need.
Wireless tech has made it possible for people to monitor their homes from a distance, binge watch loads of entertainment with Kodi on Firestick, and even control the lighting in their homes, before you even get home.
Today, we have so many wireless options, and navigating all of these options can take you days on end. So, what are some of the best wireless gadgets to use for the home?
Here, we’ll explore a few of the best wireless devices for your home. And you probably haven’t even heard about some of these yet.
Did you forget to lock the door when you left for work this morning? Chances are, if you did, you’d have to normally drive all the way home just to see if you locked it or not. Well, the time has arrived where there’s an app for that.
Yes, smart locks are a real thing, and they’re making securing your home as simple as using your smartphone.
Today, with advances in wireless tech, you can use a Google assistant such as Google Home and other apps to pair with a locking system for the doors to your home. And such tech is available using August Smart WiFi Smart Lock.
The smart lock utilizes tech that can be accessed remotely via a Google Home app, enabling you to lock (or unlock) your doors from any location. And this is ideal if you have children who’ve lost their house keys, or if you’re lounging on the couch late at night and don’t feel like getting up to lock the doors.
While smart thermostats have been around for a while, some of the new tech being integrated with smart thermostats adds a bit more of an upselling value to these otherwise boring appliance controls.
Some smart thermostats can adjust the temperature in each room. And while this takes a little more engineering than just simply sticking a wireless thermostat into a room, if you have a home that’s outfitted for individual room control, these are perfect devices to have in any room of the home where you’d like temperature control.
Additionally, brands such as Ecobee 5th Gen have revolutionized the thermostat to include an Alexa speaker which you can talk to, and also play music from your Spotify playlist.
That’s right, your thermostat can double as a speaker. Just don’t play it too loud.
While motion sensor faucets are a part of older tech, and a part of most public restrooms these days, newer faucets can be controlled via your smartphone.
Yes, you read that correctly. Now with devices such as Orbit B-Hyve, you can have your faucet turned on and off whenever you please.
This sort of tech is currently being used for gardening purposes. So if you plan on leaving town, this eliminates the need of hiring a gardener or asking friends or family to come over and water your plants.
Smart bulbs are going to revolutionize the way Americans live. If you think about it, not every homeowner has the money to integrate their existing electrical system into a wireless framework. But the smart bulb makes this possible.
Smart bulbs are individually equipped with wireless tech, making it simple to install into any conventional bub socket. Once installed, you can control the light with your phone, or turn it on or off manually if you choose.
Just imagine, every lamp in your grandmother’s house being controlled by an app. Even if she might not like the idea, for those who want the convenience of turning on and off lights throughout the home from the palm of your hand, products such as the Lifx smart bulb makes this possible.
Just like how the smart bulbs make it convenient for everyone to control the lighting in the home, a smart plug allows you to turn on or off anything plugged into the socket.
This is just another option to control lighting remotely, or even a standing fan, air purifier, humidifier and the like (though there are wireless versions of all these appliances).
The beauty of devices such as the Wemo Wifi smart plug is that they allow an added blanket of security if you’re not going to be at home. You may choose to flash a light on and off every now and then. Or you could turn an interior lamp on before you get home late at night from work.
The Ring doorbell has been around for a while now. But smart doorbells are a great security feature for those who spend an extended amount of time away from home.
With a smart doorbell you can monitor your porch, as long as the battery is full. Additionally, you can speak remotely to anyone ringing your doorbell, and record what they’re doing if need be.
Smart doorbells have tightened security around the country, leaving those porch pirates that come around during the holidays a bit more wary of the houses they target.
Going Forward with Wireless Tech
Believe it or not, there are even wireless toasters on the market today, and even wireless pool cleaning robots. And though this may seem a little bit too unnecessary, the ability to adapt any appliance with wireless tech is here, and it’s only going to get more efficient and streamlined in the near future.
Staying informed on the best wireless tech on the market is the best way to understand just how this technology is impacting the lives of others. Because in the next decade or so, when 5G is in full swing across the country, we’ll be living in an even more interconnected world. So be ready to upgrade when the time is right.