5 budget-friendly gadgets to make your home smarter

Smart Homes with innovative, energy-efficient, future-oriented automation solutions are becoming the epitome of modern lifestyle necessities

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 02:06 PM IST
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Do you remember those days when you would fight with your siblings over twitching off the light or turning on the fan because they are the closest to the switches? Those were beautiful moments but as we grow, making our lives smart becomes our priority then why not use smart gadgets in the house which can reduce our efforts? Here are five budget-friendly smart gadgets by Smart Home which can be connected to the internet and operate remotely, just like our Alexa and Ok Google.

Moreover, with new technology taking place at a tremendous speed, innovative smart houses have become very much accessible and affordable.

Smart Security Cameras

Smart cameras -the security and baby monitors used to monitor activity in and around your house usually connect to the internet using your home WiFi. It means you can watch a live camera feed, receive alerts when you're out and about, and sometimes record footage for future reference and records. With the use of the apps, you can monitor and ensure the safety of your home on a real-time basis.

Alexa Smart Speakers

With voice assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and more, smart speakers prevail in the market and are immensely useful gadgets. A smart speaker is a breakthrough invention in technological advancement that can respond to and execute intelligent voice commands. They serve as virtual assistants and rely on WiFi, Bluetooth or internet connectivity.

Lavna Smart Locks

The day when traditional locks were the only choice and we had to wait at the entrance struggling for the keys has been long gone. Smart locks are now the most desired security option, customers are looking for and have now replaced the requirement for a key to open a door.

These locks offers extremely reliable and secure smart lock alternatives with six different unlocking option, including Bluetooth unlocking with a mobile app, Fingerprint sensor, Passcode or PIN, RFID, OTP unlocking, and Manual key.

Even to protect the original pin in the presence of outsiders, you can use random digits before or after the original pin to secure it. Additionally, in case of unexpected battery drain, users can also supply power to the lock externally from any standard power bank by the external USB Port.

Smart LED Lights

The lights are the first thing you notice, after the smart door locks, as you enter your home. With smart lights, you can wipe out the darkness with colors suiting your mood.

These smart WiFi LED bulbs and light strips can dim, tune and change the color of the light, without any extra equipment, with just the use of an app or voice device. In addition, industry players like Philips and Syska offer lighting systems that organize and control lights by groups within rooms over WiFi or remotely through the cloud with various light modes that range from fun to functional.

Smart Switches

You may manage any electrical equipment, including lights, fans, draperies, TVs, and air conditioners, with the help of these smart switches. These switches can be controlled manually with a light touch or via an RF remote control. It is easier to use in the dark thanks to the backlit LED panel, which also gives it a trendy and ultra-luxurious appearance. One of their distinctive features is that you can integrate Goldmedal's home automation switches into your existing wiring without having to make any new holes in your home's wiring.

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