Make your life easier by using these smart home products that connect to a Wi-Fi network, which allows you to interact with these devices with just a touch of a button from your smartphone.
1) Wemo Mini Smart Plug
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug allows you to control as well as set schedules for the connected appliances. This great device will allow you to randomize your lights while you are away from home. It works with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and the Apple Homekit. The Wemo Mini Smart Plug was chosen as one of the top picks in a guide for smart outlets by Wirecutter.
2) Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Mesh Router
The Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Mesh Router packs a one-two punch with its ability to be a high-performance router, and to be an incredibly capable smart home hub. With the 3 pack, it can cover 4,500 square feet, or if you have a smaller home you can purchase a single unit. However if you still need more coverage, you can connect up to 32 hubs in a single network! The Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Mesh Router is compatible with all major smart home automation standards.
3) Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Lighting Kit
Tired of the hassle of trying to find a light bulb that puts off the correct color that you want for the different rooms in your home?Look no further! The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Lighting Kit supports 16 million color choices, including 50,000 shades of white. This kit allows you to find the perfect ambiance for every room in your home, and comes with 3 bulbs and the connectivity hub. Additional standalone bulbs can be purchased and added to your existing lighting setup. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and the Apple Homekit, Nest, and all of the popular home automation standards.
4) First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm
It is important to have both a smoke and carbon monoxide detector in your home to keep your family safe. The First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound is a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that has a high-quality speaker and full Amazon Alexa functionality built in. The device will alert you with voice and with an 85-decibel alarm. Your mobile phone will also receive notifications if something should happen while you are not home. The device requires a hardwired installation, but can be easily controlled with the First Alert mobile app.
5) Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum
Wired and Techradar has given high reviews to the Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum. This top-notch vacuum has laser-mapping technology that allows it to scan and systematically clean spaces, as well as avoid obstacles. The D7 robot vacuum also has the capability to store multiple floor plans. Through Amazon Alexa and Google Support via dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, you can control the D7 vacuum via a Facebook Messenger bot.
6) Samsung Family Hub Smart Refrigerator
Today's refrigerators do a lot more than just keeping food cold. The Samsung Family Hub Smart Refrigerator has a 21.5" touchscreen along with the Bixby virtual assistant on board. You can make shopping lists, stream music through a built-in AKG speaker, and even even mirror your smartphone screen or Samsung TV through this Wi-Fi connected refrigerator. Plus if you can't remember what all you have in your fridge, you can take a look inside via a trio of built-in cameras.
7) August Smart Lock Pro Door Lock
The August Smart Lock Pro Door Lock allows you to manage access to your deadbolt lock, check its usage history, plus it also will notify you if someone opens the door. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant. Through the use of this type of technology, you can check to see if your door is locked with voice commands.