Home automation is no longer something coming in the future, it’s here right now in for form of smart home devices. Spearheaded by Nest, Philips Hue, Samsung and loads more, these products let you add a bit of science-fiction to your home.
These are the best pieces of smart home tech you can buy in 2017.
Whether it’s turning your lights on from asmartwatch, automatically unlocking your door as you approach, checking what caused your washing machine to suddenly stop (from your phone), smart home tech not only makes basic things easier, but it also massively improves functionality (when it works).
While turning your lights off with an app is cool, the real killer feature about this next wave of home-based tech will automatically do things for you.
Nest are real front-runners here, with its ‘Works with Nest’ programme that combines multiple products to create a truly automated home.
For instance, when you wake up your Jawbone Up fitness band will ping your Nest Learning Thermostat to heat up your room.
It’s nifty, very clever and actually useful, something which older smart home products never really were.
Apple has also entered to smart home invasion, unleashing its HomeKit at the tail end of 2014. This is similar to what Nest has done, though, for example, you’ll be able tell Siri to turn your lights and heating on. Natty.
So, read on and learn about everything you need in order to turn your regular home into the house of the future…