- Posted by David
- On March 7, 2019
- Amazon Echo, august lock, ecobee, ecobee 4, philips hue, smart appliances, smart bulb, smart home, smarter coffee maker, tile
Who doesn’t want a couple more minutes of sleep in the morning? Now you can! We’ve gone through all the high-tech, smart devices on the market, and the six listed below are sure to speed up your mornings. The benefits of a good night’s sleep are undeniable, so investing in these smart devices are not only good for your house but also your health. You’ll have the most futuristic home in the neighborhood!
1. Amazon Echo
Your personal assistant in a speaker, Alexa, is the ultimate purchase for anyone who wants to save time. By simply calling out Alexa’s name, you can ask her to order anything from Amazon (darn, we’re out of coffee, Alexa order more coffee!), look up the traffic, read you the headlines, remind you of your to-do list, turn lights on and off, change the temperature, brew coffee, play music, tell you the weather forecast, set your morning alarm, and more (50,000 skills more!). As if that isn’t enough, Alexa comes in many styles, so there is surely one that will integrate seamlessly into your home. Consider buying echo dots, so you’ll have Alexa with you in every room of your home. The standard Echo retails for $74.99, and an Echo Dot sells for $49.99.
2. Ecobee 4
Named the best thermostat on the market by TechHive, the Ecobee 4 brings heating and cooling your home into the 21st century. The days of running back and forth switching between too hot and too cold are over! You are able to control your entire temperature system with Alexa or remotely on a smartphone app. In addition to saving time, you’ll save on average 23% in heating and cooling costs annually. Nice! The Ecobee 4 sells for $249.
3. Philips Hue White Smart Bulb
Turn off all the lights in your house with a single command? Yes, please! By simply installing a few Philips Hue White Bulbs, which come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, your entire home’s lighting is in the palm of your hands. The bulbs are also Alexa compatible. If even that is too much work for you, you can set when you’ll be away from home, so the bulbs will turn off automatically. Did I mention the number of colors you can choose from? Talk about mood lighting! In addition to bulbs, you can buy lamps, lights, and mirrors. The standard starter kit costs $199.99.
4. August Lock
No need to fumble for your keys while you’re running out the door. Install an August smart lock, and your door will automatically lock when you leave and unlock when you get home. The lock is Alexa compatible (are you seeing a trend?)! With the August App, you can see who is coming and going from your home. The August Lock can be easily installed to your existing deadbolt, and will definitely give you an extra level of security at home.
5. Smarter Coffee Maker
Imagine waking up to freshly brewed coffee scents. No need to imagine anymore! The Smarter Coffee Maker will begin making your morning cup of joe before you even wake up. You can control the coffee maker from your phone via their app. Set it to make coffee any time of day! Tailor the coffee to your strength preference, the number of cups (1-12) you want, and to use either freshly ground or filtered. The app will alert you when you’re low on water and coffee beans. Alexa, make me some coffee! The Smarter Coffee Maker is $249.99.
Nothing slows you down more than hunting for misplaced car keys, bags, jackets, etc. That’s where Tile comes in. Simply attach a Tile to anything you frequently mislay, and the Tile app on your phone will show you where you put it. Still can’t find it? Tile makes a loud beeping noise which makes finding what you’re missing that much faster. One Tile is $25, but if you order a pack of ten, you save 45% and pay $110.
Have HT-Install Set Up All Your New Time Saving Gadgets
The best way to save time is by leaving installation to the professionals. HT Install is the company to call to turn your home into a smart one. Based in South Florida since 2003, the HT Install team have helped thousands of families turn their home’s into a futuristic, time-saving haven. Call us at 561-771-5900 or contact us online today.