Are you still unsure if you should jump into buying Smart Home products? According to a recent survey from Gartner Inc., only 10% of respondents had at least one smart home product.

Whatever your reasons are for not jumping into this category, we’ll give you that little push you need to get you started.

Make your house a safer place

There are products available from WiFi Connected Cameras to Smart Smoke Detectors. Anything that you can think of that keeps you and your loved ones safe can be monitored remotely from your smart phone. Imagine being able to see your kids or pets remotely to make sure they’re safe. It is all possible with Smart Home Products. There is a wide arrangement of products that can either monitor for you or alert you when needed.

Product recommendation: Arlo Security System – 2 Wire-Free HD Cameras, Indoor/Outdoor, Night Vision (VMS3230)

Smart Home products make tasks easier

Have you ever found yourself in a position where the house is too hot or too cold in the middle of the night? Instead of getting out of bed, imagine being able to remotely change the temperature from your bed side. This is possible with Smart Thermostats. Are you in the middle of a renovation that requires contractors access to your house while you are away? Smart Locks are available to grant temporary access to open locks and access can be taken away via an app when the job is done. No more risking giving keys away that can easily be duplicated. There are hundreds if not thousands of other products available that will make your life more convenient.

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Start automating your life

The beauty with Smart Home products is that since they’re all connected via your WiFi, they can work together to automate your life. Imagine arriving home and already having your lights on, temperature set to your liking and having your favourite play list playing upon your arrival. This is all possible with Smart Lights/Switches, Smart Thermostats, WiFi Speakers and a little help from trigger based services like IFTTT. Whatever creative task you can think of, Smart Home products can help you automate.

Product recommendation: ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

Get started on the inevitable future of the connected life

The Internet of Things (IOT) is the next big wave in technology. According to Wikipedia, The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Smart Home products are just one component of devices connected to the Internet of Things. Eventually, having your home connected will be the norm, so instead of fighting it, embrace it!

Who knew that one day we would live like the Jetsons? Well that time is here now.