For years, we’ve wondered when we’d get to live like The Jetsons, where we’d have homes equipped with robot butlers, perfectly automated temperature, proactive security systems, and video doorbells to chat with visitors – even if you’re halfway around the world.
Well, the future is (almost) here. We have connected devices like smoke alarms with smart fire sprinklers, light systems controlled from our phones, leak sensors with automated water shut-offs, and security systems with remote locking features. Sure, we don’t have robot butlers yet, but the rest is here.
On top of making life easier and more convenient, some smart home devices like monitored fire alarms and intrusion alarms, could help you save big on your home insurance and utility bills.
There are a variety of different smart home security devices available, including doorbells, locks, cameras, alarms, and sensors for your doors and garage doors.
Most of these –if not all – can connect to your phone to notify you wherever you are, and give you the control to see who just rang the doorbell, let you know if the garage was left open, and lock your doors remotely. By allowing you to answer the door, speak to unknown visitors, or enable your alarms when you aren’t home, smart security systems like Nest, SimpliSafe, and Ring can help reduce the risk of burglary. They’re also great if you have guests coming to visit or if somebody is house…