Home technology is smarter than ever before. Today’s gadgets can connect to Wi-Fi and do everything from controlling your lighting and thermostat remotely to starting your crockpot before you get home. Whether you just bought a house for sale in Irvine or want to update your current home, here are some of the best home gadgets for every tech lover.
Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat
Most people are familiar with the Nest Learning Thermostat, but the ecobee3 offers a bit more in terms of features. Both thermostats can learn your preferences to automatically adjust your home temperature, but the ecobee3 can give you greater control of the temperature in separate rooms of the house using remote sensors.
Amazon Echo is far more than a Bluetooth speaker. Its voice-activated features also let you control other gadgets in your home and connect to smart home hubs from Samsung and Wink to control your lights. With the Echo, you can play music and fill your home with 360-degree omnidirectional sound. Alexa, its cloud-based voice service, can recognize your voice even with music playing so you can get weather updates or answers to your questions.
Roost Smart Battery
The Roost Smart Battery is an innovative home gadget that works in your existing CO2 or smoke detector to make it an instant smart device. If your alarm goes off, the Roost will send you an alert on your phone. You can then call 911 or silence the alarm.
Kwikset Smart Lock
The Kwikset Smart Lock can make your home safer and eliminate lost keys once and for all. While the lock seems like any other, you can assign virtual keys on a temporary or permanent basis, monitor who uses the lock, and get alerts with the Kevo app.
WallyHome Water Monitor
Water leaks can go undetected for months behind your walls or under the floors. The WallyHome water monitor can help you minimize water damage by monitoring your plumbing system and sending you alerts when it detects a problem. The WallyHome uses sensors attached in water-prone areas like sinks to sense the presence of water, temperature, and humidity.
If you’re looking for a new place and are interested in seeing smart homes, let Irvine Residential Living help. Irvine is a growing community, and there are a number of homes for sale in Irvine with updated technology to make life a little easier. Reach out today and let us know how else we can help!