8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need to Get

Living in one of the busiest countries in the world, Singaporeans are often so busy and tired from working long hours that by the time we get home, we just want things to be as convenient and as automated as possible. With the influx of new technologies and innovation, we now have various smart home automation gadgets that have been created to make our lives easier.

Here are some of them:

Digital Security Locks
Forget the traditional lock and key. With these smart doors, you can finally avoid losing your keys. These digital keyless locks allow you to use pin codes to open your door. Some can also be opened with cards or even from your phone with a swipe or tap.

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Smart Fridge
Imagine having a fridge that not only keeps food cool and fresh, but also allows you to tell the weather, time, play music and track your grocery supply levels via an app. You can even use some of these refrigerators to do online grocery as well as manage recipes, compile and share shopping costs.

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Smart Home Security System
Smart home security systems in this day and age allow users to create personalized rules such as turning the lights on when motion is detected, unlocking doors when a smoke alarm goes off and begin recording when a sensor is triggered. More advanced systems include audio algorithms to recognize the sound of glass breaking, babies crying and smoke alarms going off. These systems usually feature a mobile app that allows you to use your smartphone as an on-the-go command centre to manage your network of alarm systems at home. With systems like these, you are able to monitor the security of your home from anywhere anytime.

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Lighting
Having smart lighting at home enables you to set different moods and tones to your living space. Want to re-create a cinema experience at home? With one touch, your smart lights will dim and you can cosy up on your couch to enjoy your movie. If you are having a party in your home, there are also colourful LED lights to set the party mood. Smart lighting is also able to decipher the time of day and adjust accordingly. Some smart lighting systems can also be connected via wifi and can alter and switch moods in synchrony to present a certain themed mood.

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Thermostats
Thermostats are able to program themselves to turn the air­conditioning up or down, depending on the surrounding temperature. This way, not only can you avoid waking up in the middle of the night, freezing, but you can also save energy and electricity bills in the long run.

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Smart Kettle
Want a cup of coffee or tea in the morning but don’t have enough time to brew it even with a coffee maker? With a kettle that is connected to the Internet, you can set the time to boil water daily, via your phone. So you would always have boiling water ready for you before you get to the kitchen.

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Robot Vacuums
Are you getting backaches from all the vacuuming that you have to do at home? With Robot vacuums, you don’t need to purchase a bulky vacuum cleaner and do the work yourself anymore. Robot vacuums are able to move itself around your home and get the job done without you lifting a finger. It also tells you when the bag needs emptying.

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Smart Glass Solutions
Perfect for people that require privacy and love the feel of big open windows, smart glass solutions automatically tints your window from clear to opaque in less than a second. Some of these smart glasses can even function as a projection screen or white board when in opaque mode and is the ultimate instant privacy guard for homes.

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