Back to school season can be an overwhelming time for parents. Not only is there an endless amount of supplies to shop for, but there’s also the chaos of keeping track of everyone’s schedules. These simple, yet smart home devices can make the busy back to school season a breeze for the whole family.
1. Smart Door Lock
Say goodbye to the days of lost, misplaced or forgotten house keys. Smart door lock technology utilizes unique user codes and a smartphone app to make keyless entry a total cinch.
2. Garage Door Controller
We’ve all been there – your half way to work, when you realize you may have forgotten to close the garage. Do you head back home, just to make sure it’s closed? Or do you proceed to work, crossing your fingers that when you return home, it’ll be just as you left it. A smart garage door controller not only allows you to open and close your garage from your smartphone but it’ll also send you push notifications if your garage has been left open for an extended amount of time.
3. Doorbell Camera
Whether you’re a single parent, have kids that are occasionally home alone, or you’re knee deep in household chores –having a doorbell camera will not only provide convenience but also peace of mind. You can see who’s at your door, before answering it. Many models offer motion detection so that you’re able to see who’s coming and going from your home without actually being there.
4. Security Cameras
While surveillance technology has been around for quite some time, the new trend in home security cameras offers a lot to be desired. Their crystal-clear HD resolution, live video feed technology and motion-triggered notifications, keep you informed of what’s happening in and around your home 24/7.
5. Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature in your home based on your family’s preferences and whereabouts. Not only does this help you save energy and money on your monthly utility bills – but it gives you unprecedented control over the comfort of your home from anywhere with a smart device. Checkout models that include geolocation technology, where the thermostat will sense whether you are home or away and it will optimize your temperature settings for the greatest energy savings benefit.
6. Smart Speaker
Smart speakers such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Sonos One are all the rage. They act as an information gateway to get answers, check weather & traffic reports, discover local news, listen to music, set reminders, make lists as well as set up and manage connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostat and more!