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Smart devices are becoming more and more common in the home and the is an ever-growing list of devices that can connect to the internet and each other. These are not just computers and smartphones, but everything including lights, clocks, speakers, cameras, doorbells, your shower, door and window locks amongst many other things. Now no longer a thing from science fiction the Internet of Things (IoT) is the key component of smart homes and home automation.

There are various devices that can make up your smart home all designed in some way for making life at home easier. They include security systems such as the Arlo pro-3-floodlight camera, voice assistant hubs such as echo show, Bose portable smart speakers, and Ring security products among other smart devices. The devices have become more user friendly and easier to use for everyone, as they are normally simple to setup and do not require much technical knowledge. Setting up a smart home now is as simple as starting with an Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa then simply adding smart light bulbs, security cameras, plugs, the list is getting endless.

Smart devices are getting cleverer and clever all the time and it has never been easier to start creating your own smart home.

Popular Smart Home Devices

You’ll find some excellent smart home devices nowadays. Let’s have a look at some of the popular ones at the moment.

  • Voice Control via Alexa & Google Assistant: Support both Alexa and Google Assistant. Voice command to turn lights on and off, set colours or change brightness.
  • Convenient APP Control: Adjust brightness, change colors or power your strip lights on/off with the Govee Home App. DIY colours and keep it for later use. Contains Timer function.
  • Wide Illumination: Easily reach around your entire room. Designed for indoor uses. Decorate bedroom, ceiling, stairs, kitchen cabinet, porch, desk, and living room.
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any electrical socket.
  • Schedule lights, coffee machines and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.
  • Simple to set up and use: plug in, open the Alexa app and start using your voice.
  • No smart home hub required: set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • 1080p HD video doorbell with features that let you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC.
  • An update from the original Ring Video Doorbell, enjoy improved motion detection and crisper night vision.
  • Receive instant notifications when anyone presses your doorbell or when motion is detected.
  • Powered by the built-in rechargeable battery or connect it to your existing doorbell wires for constant power.
  • Easy installation: connect your Ring Video Doorbell to Wi-Fi through the Ring app and mount it to your wall with the included tools.
  • Pair with select Alexa-enabled devices and enable announcements to be notified when your doorbell is pressed or motion is detected.

Nothing can beat this smart speaker and now Amazon’s most popular smart spear has an LED clock that shows the time, outdoor temperature, and can display timers. A perfect addition to your nightstand, you can easily set the alarm by simply asking the Alexa.
Not only this, but you can also stream your favorite music. Thanks to the light sensor, it automatically adjusts the brightness at night so it doesn’t keep you awake. It can also update you on the weather conditions, read the news, and control all of your Alexa compatible devices.

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