As one of the hottest trends this summer is smart technology, top brands are providing you with ultra-smart and savvy gadgets that will completely transform your home. Not only will they make your home safer and simpler, they’re much more efficient too! So, whether you’re after a smart alarm that’ll increase your homes security or clever lighting that will set the mood, bring your dream of a fully automated home closer to reality and make your life a little easier so you can focus on enjoying the things that are important for you – just make sure you look out for our top picks from favourite brands: Philips Hue, D-Link, Motorola and Yale!
If you’re after some smart tech for your bedroom, Philips Hue is our top pick – they’ve completely revolutionized smart lighting by combining brilliant LED lighting with intuitive technology! Working together in unison the clever bulbs, bridge and smartphone app will change the way that you light your home, wake you up and protect your home while you’re not around. They can even keep you informed about the weather!
With Hue personal wireless lighting you can set the mood, control your lighting, help protect your home and much, much more, all through your smart phone or tablet.
Starting at £149.99, Philips Hue lighting is about more than just illuminating the dark. It doesn’t take an expert to notice bad light. And the right light can transform entire spaces. Even change the way you feel. With hue, you get full control over the light in your life so you can set the mood, change the ambience and make your home feel completely different.
Whether it is streaming your music to multiple speakers or to smart TV’s linked to your home wi-fi, with D-Link’s clever gadgets you can sit back and relax and stay in tune with the latest smart technology for your living room. Our top pick is the Music Everywhere wireless music extender; it lets you stream all your music from any smart device or computer straight to any connected speaker in your home – sounds impossible right?!
When it comes to home security, Motorola have it covered so you can have the peace of mind that the things that matter to you; be it your loved ones, your home or even your pets are all safe when you’re not around. With the Motorola Focus 85, you can start safeguarding your home within seconds. All you need to do is place the monitor on a flat surface, download the Hubble for Motorola Monitors app on your iOS (7.0 or later) or Android (4.0 or later) smartphone or tablet and away you go! You can view the room with a 300 degree viewing angle, and zoom in for a close up check up on your close ones or investigate any strange noises throughout the night with the intuitive night vision function!
Finally, if your home’s security is at the top of your mind, think smart installing one of Yale’s advanced home monitoring systems. Our favourite is the smart 2 camera CCTV kit as it give you a one security solution to fit all. Not only will it give you an incredibly detailed image or what’s happening around your home, you can sync your device to your mobile so you can see through Yale vision wherever you are so if you’re off on holiday, you can easily have a quick peek to check that your house is safe!
So that’s it, we’ve listed our top favourites but if you still can quite find what you’re looking for head on over to our Smart Home Event and shop the entire range – you won’t be disappointed!