8 Smart Home Products to Help You Protect and Maintain Your Home
Over the past few years, homes around the world have become more intelligent thanks to smart home products.
But did you know that smart home technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the tech world?
From smart speakers to security cameras and tools to help you feel safer and more protected within your home, the market is filled with an array of options that make life a little easier.
Not sure where to start?
We’ve rounded up a list of must-have products that will help you live with ease and give you peace of mind while you’re away from your home!
Smart Home Products #1: Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff
Water damage is something every homeowner has worried about at one time or another – and with good reason! It’s costly, time-consuming to deal with, and (unfortunately) quite common.
In fact, according to industry estimates, over 14,000 people in the United States experience a water damage emergency at home or at work every single day.
On the bright side, this is one area where smart home products can really help.
Take Flo by Moen, for example. The company offers a number of water monitoring devices that are perfect for protecting your home from water damage and leaks.
Like we wrote in our guide about what to do if your pipes freeze, one of the first steps you should take in a water emergency is shutting off your home’s water supply. With Flo by Moen’s Smart Water Shutoff product, you can remotely control your home’s water (including turning it on and off) and receive real-time alerts to your smartphone.
If a leak is detected, the waterline will automatically shut off, preventing potential catastrophes.
Paired with the Notion’s water leak detector, Flo by Moen can give you extra peace of mind.
Smart Home Products #2: Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
Gardeners rejoice! If you’ve ever worried about your lawn’s health while you’re away on vacation, you should check out Rachio’s Smart Sprinkler Controller – it’s a smart device that acts as your own watering assistant.
Once installed, you can connect the controller to your home Wi-Fi using the Rachio app and control your watering schedule from anywhere in the world! You can start, stop, pause, or skip individual zones, and even create a custom watering schedule.
The device can even use local weather data to determine exactly how much water your yard needs!
Whether you’re on vacation or staying late at work, Rachio’s Smart Sprinkler Controller is the perfect way to manage your lawn from afar.
Smart Home Products #3: Maximus Smart Security Light
Looking for an outdoor security light that doesn’t look like, well, every other security light on the market? Then you should check out the Maximus Smart Security Light – it comes in nearly a dozen elegant styles.
Beyond looking great, the security light is equipped with an HD outdoor camera that provides a 24/7 video live feed so that you can see and talk to visitors in real-time.
The lights can also be controlled and accessed by the Kuna app and can be integrated with voice technologies like Amazon’s Alexa.
Smart Home Products #4: Ring Video Doorbell
If you’re serious about your home security, it’s worth checking out Ring’s Video Doorbell. It’s a smart home product that lets you answer your door and check-in on your home via an HD camera from anywhere in the world.
The doorbell works by detecting motion when people come to your property. When this happens, you’ll receive notifications on your phone, tablet, or PC. You can then see, hear, and speak to visitors in real-time – whether you’re in the backyard or halfway around the world.
Like the Maximus Security Light, Ring’s Video Doorbell connects to Amazon’s Alexa, so you receive audio announcements when anyone presses the doorbell or triggers the motion sensors.
Smart Home Products #5: Bobsweep Smart Vacuum Cleaner
This one’s a game-changer for house cleaning!
Bobsweep is a smart (and nearly self-sufficient) vacuum cleaner that uses a built-in camera to capture a snapshot of its surroundings and steer clear of stairs, furniture, and other obstacles.
It can be scheduled to automatically clean on the days of your choosing, take breaks and return to its charging station when low on battery, and even monitor its internal parts and software.
The best part about the Bobsweep is that it can simultaneously vacuum, sweep or mop, and sterilize the floor with UV light – so it’s perfect for dust, pet hair, big messes, and more! It also comes packed with features like the XL dustbin that can hold up to 1 liter of dirt and debris.
Smart Home Products #6: Petcube Interactive Pet Monitoring
Calling all pet owners! This one's for you.
If you’ve ever sat at work wondering what your pets are up to then you need to check out Petcube. It’s the ultimate smart assistant for modern pet parents.
Featuring several unique products, Petcube is all about making sure your pets are safe and well while you’re out of the house. For example, their Petcube Bites product lets you engage with your pet remotely by flinging treats, while Petcube Play has an interactive laser toy to help keep your pets from getting bored.
Both products have a smart HG camera with a 180-degree lens and voice control. They also have Amazon's Alexa technology built-in to make it easy to interact with the device.
Smart Home Products #7: Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Did you know that you can schedule your kitchen appliances?
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is an outlet that allows you to easily set automatic schedules for any device that’s plugged in – anything from lamps to space heaters and fans.
By connecting to your existing home Wi-FI, you can control your electronic devices from the Wemo mobile app. So whether you’re lounging on the couch or vacationing in Mexico, you can remotely control your appliances and lights from anywhere around the world!
Using the Wemo mobile app, you can schedule a fan to turn on at noon or synchronize a lamp with the sunset so you never come home to a dark house.
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is also incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is plug it into an electrical outlet, connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi, plug in any device, and control it from the Wemo app!
Smart Home Products #8: August Smart Lock Pro
If you've ever left your house in a rush and then frantically wondered if you locked the front door, you’ll love the Smart Lock Pro by August!
Once installed, you can use the August app to control your door to unlock or lock, grant guest access, see who came and left and let anyone in from anywhere.
All you have to do is install the Smart Lock Pro to your existing deadbolt on the inside of your door while the outside lock stays the same and you keep the existing keys. And that’s it! You’ll never have to worry about losing your keys again.
Thanks for reading! We hope that you learned about some new products that will help you protect and maintain your home.