We all lead busy lives (though not always productive). This list will turn you on to 5 new smart devices that can help you monitor your home life even when you aren’t at home.
Samsung SmartThings Arrival Sensor
If your things tend to wander off, like your kid or your dog, just clip the sensor to their backpack or collar (respectively, of course) and get notified when Little Bobby or Fido arrives home, or leaves the house, or the yard. Can’t find your keys? Let the SmartThings Sensor do the work for you by triggering a beep based on the location of your sensor.
You can also set certain Trigger Actions, such as automatically turning the lights on or off, or locking the door when you leave your home.
Lux Wi-Fi Geo Thermostat
Hate coming home to a cold house? Love sleeping in a cool bedroom but not waking up to a chilly? The Lux Wi-Fi Geo thermostat is for you. Best of all, the wall mounted device is sleek and easy to read and features a large, backlit display and wheel control interface. You can also control it with an app for your smartphone!
You can also set up a geofence for your home settings; this will let the thermostat know when you’re out of the house for easy, automatic energy savings!
Samsung Smart Things Home Monitoring Kit
Can’t get enough of your own home? Then watch it while you’re away with the Samsung Smart Things Home Monitoring Kit. Receive push notifications to live stream what’s going on at su casa, or record video clips 30 seconds before and for two minutes after a specified event takes place.
If you really want to hold on to the memories, download recorded video clips to your smartphone, which are stored for up to 30 days.
This is a hands-free speaker that can do everything from turning up the music to dimming the lights. With the Amazon Echo, you can listen to your favorite music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more – instantly! The omni-directional speaker features room-filling sound. Far-field voice recognition can hear your request from across the room and its connected to the cloud so it’s always getting smarter with every update!
Petzi Treat Cam
Admit it, the best thing about home is your dog (or maybe your cat, if you have a cool cat). Petzi you can capture candid photos of your precious pooch to save or share on your favorite social site. And if you best friends is behaving nicely, you can give him a treat with the Petzi Treat Launcher. That’s sure to get a big smile!