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7 best tech gadgets you must have to make your home smarter

Arindam Paul
Arindam Paul
Chief Business Officer and Part of the Founding team at Atomberg, one of India's largest and fastest growing digital first consumer brands. Joined pre revenue/pre funding to head all customer facing functions( sales/marketing/service) and scaled up annual revenue from 0 to Rs 1000 crores annual run rate over the last 8 years.

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As technology progresses, so do our homes. Even when you are used to working manually on everyday chores, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it more convenient. Smart home devices and appliances have been steadily progressing and gaining popularity in our homes over the past couple of years, and there is no doubt about the fact that these smart home technologies make our life easier.

You can manage the daily manual household to work more efficiently and manage common tasks quicker than before. Some smart home gadgets are also capable of solving lingering issues that you have been struggling with at home for years.

Here are seven problem-solving home gadgets that don’t cost you a fortune and make your home function smoothly and smartly.

Home Automation Hub

The first item that you require to set up for a smart home is a home automation hub. While many smart speakers can act as a smart home hub, a lot of homeowners prefer to use a dedicated device for this purpose. A smart home hub seamlessly connects the user to a virtual assistant with all your smart devices and lets you control them through a smartphone or voice command. The gadgets support a range of standards such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and some even offer USB ports and backup battery for increased functionality.

Complex home automation tasks are facilitated with software-based ecosystems like IFTTT. It is a web-based app service that lets you connect different devices, websites, and applications to perform tasks. With the help of IFTTT app, you can create processes that offer simple reminders, log the time you spend at home, and notify you of the changes in the house such as temperature drop, so that you can set up energy-efficient schedules.

Lighting Control System

Many people are swapping their conventional light bulbs with smart alternatives. Smart light bulbs are compatible with both Android and iPhone while using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or a hub-bridge to connect to a tablet or smartphone. This technology allows homeowners to run their lighting from anywhere, giving incredible convenience as well as cost-efficiency. Some lighting control system comes with different light schemes to suit your surrounding, sync your lights to switch on or switch off when you enter or leave a room, or even be your sunrise alarm in the morning. The possibilities are endless!

Smart Fans

This smart ceiling fans is one of the best gadgets to add to your home as you can reduce up to INR 2000/year on your electricity bill. The technology that makes the gorilla fans smart is the smart remote control with sleep and timer mode. The sleep mode gradually reduces the fan’s speed during the night to keep your comfortable, and the timer mode automatically stops the fan after the programmed hours or when you don’t need the fan.

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is an excellent way to save energy, time, and money. It works by automatically adjusting to the user’s habits to switch off the air conditioning or heating device when the user doesn’t need it. In addition to being a cost and energy efficient device, a smart thermostat is convenient to use as well as it can be controlled via a smartphone from anywhere in the house or while you are traveling.

Smart Surveillance Cameras

Every homeowner is concerned about home security, and with the arrival of connected security cameras, a new level of reassurance and reliability is provided. With the help of motion-detection sensors that record every movement in the house, you can monitor everything on your smartphone. Some security cameras come with high-level features such as night vision, sound and motion alerts, and 24/7 video streaming.

Smart Locks

If you wish to have a smart home security system that goes beyond a smart surveillance camera, then you should opt for a smart lock. A smart lock comes with features such as motion sensors that notify you on your smartphone if there is any break-in attempt or unwanted activity. Additionally, an accelerometer and built-in video camera help capture the person trying to tamper with the lock to help you catch the intruder easily.

Smart Faucet

A smart faucet is an environment-friendly way to conserve water and reduce unnecessary water wastage. The innovative technology in a smart faucet comes with an intelligent design that helps you leave behind a reduced carbon footprint. A smart faucet is contamination-free and hygienic to use as there is no need to touch the faucet. It is convenience especially for the elderly, the physically challenged, and children.

As our need for smart home devices increases, so will our need for better and faster Internet connections. Since we are continuously adding to our smart gadget collection, there is a dire need for the technology to advance to help us connect our gadgets and communicate with each other seamlessly. Smart home gadgets provide comfort and convenience like never before, improve security and reduce expenses. Therefore, it is no surprise that a growing number of homeowners are installing this smart technology in their homes. It will be interesting to see the transformation these smart home devices have in the coming years.

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