Smart Gadgets for Your Home

by Lindsey Sampier Baker 11/03/2019

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With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached other areas in the home, and integration with your smartphone allows you to manage it from anywhere in the world. Take advantage of these smart new gadgets for your home.

Smart Doorbells

Smart doorbells allow you to monitor people outside your door via video link. You can even have a conversation with visitors when you are not home. A smart doorbell is not expensive, and you can quickly install it — so long as your home was initially wired for a doorbell. You can even pair the smart doorbell with other technology in your home for extra security. 

Smart Locks

Smart locks provide additional security for your doors, especially entry points. They come designed with touchpads and lack a keyhole. A smart locks connection to your smartphone allows you to remotely unlock your door for visitors without sharing your personal passcode. Smart locks also allow you to create passcodes for different people that enter your home enabling you to know who comes in and when they gain entry. 

Smart Thermostats

Learning thermostats analyze the pattern of energy usage in your home and make adjustments automatically to fit your routine. Using a smart thermostat allows you to become more efficient in energy management. You can replace your old thermostat with smart ones, and some utilities even offer special programs to help you do so. Most smart thermostats limit the use of power when you are not at home and adjust the temperature to coincide with when you return.

Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A smart smoke detector functions like a traditional version in that an audible alert sounds when smoke is present. The benefit of smart smoke detectors is that their connection to your smartphone allows you to be notified of a fire emergency even while you are away from your residence. The same is true for carbon monoxide detectors alert which sense build-up of the deadly, odorless gas in your home. The remote notifications could help with timely intervention if pets or housemates are at present when carbon monoxide is detected. 

Robot Vacuums

Sometimes, having to clean your home by yourself is a lot of work. The robot vacuum has eliminated the stress and time required to vacuum your home. A robotic vacuum cleans your floors by making frequent trips around your home, sucking up dirt, crumbs, and debris lying on the floor. You can schedule them to work during the night or while you are out so that the work is done at a time that won’t interfere with your regular activities.

Most smart devices are energy efficient so they can help you save energy and money when you integrate them into your home. Many newer homes come wired for smart devices, so let your agent know if having a smart home is high on your list.

About the Author
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Lindsey Sampier Baker

Lindsey has been selling real estate for over 14 years and works in her family agency with over 40 years of real estate experience! It’s in her blood. Her expertise is in new construction, she knows the ins and outs of the building processing has worked closely with superintendents and trades. Lindsey has great experience with land deals, and resale homes as well.

Lindsey’s passion is to hear people, what they truly need and work her hardest to deliver on these needs. Your home is where you share you most important moments and she’s going to be sure the journey to get you to your new home or sell your existing is a wonderful one.

Lindsey has 5 beautiful children, a hugely supportive husband and a lively farmette filled with all sorts of animals, lots of laughter and hard work. She loves living in Erie and believes in a true sense of community and making things beautiful.

She is so excited to get to know you, hear your heart and help you with your real estate needs!!!