Top 10 Smart Home Technologies that will Make Your Life Easier

Top 10 Smart Home Technologies that will Make Your Life Easier

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by Richard Gall — 4 weeks ago in Gadgets 4 min. read
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Smart home technology can make your life easier and more enjoyable.

Smart connected homes are the next stage in how our houses grow and how we interact. As technology advances, so do the various systems within our homes.

This is similar to how lighting evolved from candles to gas to electricity. The smart home is growing rapidly.


Although all these new smart house technologies can seem daunting and complicated at first, it has become much easier to accept the artificially intelligent assistants (and voice control) that have been introduced.

This is a list containing the most essential smart home devices that work with smart-home technologies.

Top 10 Smart Home Technologies

Google Nest WiFi

Works with: Google Home

If you are looking to make your home smarter, or if your smartphone can be used in every room, a mesh Wi-Fi router is a great choice.

The mesh Wi-Fi router is made up of one or more hubs that you can plug into your house. They eliminate dead zones and transmit Wi Fi signals evenly throughout the home, no matter how thick or complicated the layout.

The Nest Wi-Fi from Google is a wonderful addition to any smart house. Google’s Home app allows you to control everything using your smartphone. There are also parental controls that let you turn off your children’s access.

This is great for getting everyone at the table on time. This is one the most useful smart home devices. It can work with smart home technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Abode Smart Security Kit

Uses Alexa, Google Home, and HomeKit

Adobe Smart Security Kit is one of the most popular smart home devices. Abode, a reliable DIY security system for your home with unlimited smart house features, is an excellent choice.

It can be used with Alexa and Google Assistant. Additionally, it can be used as a hub to Z-Wave or Zigbee, which are two wireless home automation protocols that vastly expand the number of gadgets.
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Arlo Video Doorbell

Works with: Alexa, Google Home

Arlo Video Doorbell is another smart home device. Smart doorbells use a microphone, camera, microphone, motion sensor and an internet connection to detect visitors and activity at your door. The camera can record a message or view live video from your smartphone.

It works like voicemail for your front door. Arlo Video Doorbells are a great option, as they offer a wide range of high-end capabilities. It distinguishes between people, animals, cars, parcels, and at a very low cost.

Nest Protect Smoke & CO

Uses: Google Assistant

Smart smoke alarms are one of the best home automation devices. Although it isn’t the most exciting device, it is one of the most important because it could save your home.

Because it’s packed with smarts and sensors, the Nest Protect Smart Smoke & CO Alarm may be the best gadget. It can wirelessly link with other alarms to activate them all in case of an emergency.

The alarm also sends a signal to your smartphone, triggering a notification that will sound a warning and letting you know where the danger is. This is compatible with smart home technology such as artificial intelligence.
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Philips Hue, Lutron Caseta

Works with: Alexa, Google Home, HomeKit

Smart lighting is the star of the smart house. It’s simple, fun, and very beneficial. Lutron Caseta’s range works with nearly any wiring configuration and is compatible with Alexa, Google and HomeKit. Instead of relying on Wi-Fi at home, it uses Lutron’s wireless protocol (through an hub).

The smart bulb series by Philips Hue is the smartest, most reliable and cost-effective alternative. This extensible smart lighting system features bulbs and fixtures that can be used in any situation.

It also includes wireless switches for physical control when necessary and motion sensors that adjust lighting according to the time of day. This is a smart home device.

TP Link Kasa Mini, Eve Energy

Uses Alexa and Google Assistant

This extensible smart lighting system includes bulbs and fixtures that can be used in any situation. It also features wireless switches to allow physical control when necessary and motion sensors that adjust lighting according to the time of day.

The TP-Link Kasa series smart plugs from TP Link are a great choice if you don’t need a separate smart house system to manage them.

They’re easy to use, integrate with Google, Alexa, and offer a beautiful app. The Eve Energy smart plug is a solid, but somewhat expensive, choice for HomeKit. It monitors energy consumption and gives a detailed breakdown over time.
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Sonos One

Works with: Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2

Because it can be used with both Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Google Assistant, the Sonos One smart speaker is among the best. You can choose between these voice assistants. It has amazing sound quality and can connect to Sonos’ wider world of wireless music.

It can also be used with Apple’s AirPlay system. This allows you to stream music from your iPhone or iPad directly and then group it with other AirPlay2-compatible speakers. This smart home device is also available.

Google Nest Hub Max

Uses: Google Assistant

Because it packs a lot of functionality into a 10-inch display, the Nest Hub Max is a smart screen. The Nest Hub Max can identify who is using it, and provide customized information without you needing to say anything.

It also has a camera built in that doubles as a security camera. This takes the smart speaker to the next level. It also makes use of smart home technologies such as artificial Intelligence.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Works with: Alexa, Google Assistant

Nest Learning thermostat now can regulate hot water. A Heat Link is available that connects to your boiler to communicate with the thermostat and allows you to turn on the heat, adjust the heat and set an intelligent schedule for your boiler.

The Nest’s learning function is what makes it stand out from the rest. It uses artificial intelligence and recognizes your preferences based on your presence and modifications. This allows you to create and modify a schedule that will keep you comfortable and conserve energy.
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Roomba I3+

Uses Alexa and Google Home


The Roomba i3+ vacuum cleaner is affordable and self-emptying. It returns to the external bin when its onboard bin gets full to collect all trash. Instead of emptying it twice per week like non-emptying robots, you will only need to empty it once every three months.

Also, the i7+ model is a good choice. Because it can do clever tasks like cleaning the kitchen and vacuuming the living room, the i7+ model is more expensive than the i7. You can use only a few words to instruct Alexa and Google to clean, pause or return home. This smart home device is also one of its best.

Richard Gall

Richard is senior editor of The Next Tech. He studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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