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As we rapidly prance into the era of technology, we understand the potential of artificial intelligence in order to make our lives more convenient. Human beings will always find ingenious ways to bring comfort into our homes, even though home is a comfort by itself. We will always thrive to get better and innovative when it comes to our satisfaction.

Convenience means that one completes as many tasks as possible with little effort. The IoT (internet of things) is one tool that permits you to achieve that. You will be able to control almost everything in your home by merely accessing it through the internet of things. Imagine being able to have access to your lamps, TVs, speakers, home security systems, home theatre, temperature inside the house, etc.

Below are some interesting and innovative devices to ponder upon that will turn your home into a smart one.

Voice command

If you want to control everything through voice command then systems like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant/home, Apple home kit/Siri will be the perfect devices for you. Alexa is the best as it works with almost all the smart home devices and has third-party skills. Although, it cannot control Chromecast TVs, but Google Home helps you do that. Google has been rapidly built into a number of 3rd party devices. The wide range of applications that can be easily controlled makes them some of the most popular devices.

TrackR Bravo

We as human beings are inherently clumsy, absent minded and ignorant when it comes to taking care of our belongings. We will often find ourselves in a fix and at a wits end when we can’t find our keys, phones or important things that can easily be lost. Thanks to TrackR Bravo, you can now find those things. TrackR Bravo is used to track and locate your valuable things.  It can find your phone even when it’s on silent. The app locates the lost items by using its distance locater, which locates the item if it comes in contact with the radius in which the device is trying to find it. The device isn’t rechargeable, you use replaceable batteries which makes it all the more convenient to use. The device comes with key ring friendly design and adhesive pad making it one of the most convenient Bluetooth tracking devices.

Alexa Echo family

Visualize having an all-time assistant, who would know exactly what to do by listening to you. The only difference between a real assistant and a virtual one is that the virtual one can never get tired, unreliable, and temperamental and will always be accurate and punctual.

Echo is a Bluetooth speaker powered by Alexa, Amazon’s handy voice assistant. It works with a number of devices directly as well with If This Then That to control plenty of smart home devices via methods that you can create yourself. IFTTT is a web-based service to create a chain of conditional statements, called applets. Applets are triggered by changes occurring in Facebook, Gmail, Telegram and other social media apps. For example, an applet will notify the user using a e-message if the user tweets using a hashtag or copies a photo on Facebook to the user’s archive when the user is tagged.

The recipes may involve some additional efforts to be created but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to easily access all the gadgets in your home through voice command. If you have a favourite set of speakers then you can use Echo Dot and connect it through Alexa. If you have a screen to be connected to enable conducting search results or make a video call, you can use Echo show or Echo spot.

Wink Hub 2

The Wink Hub 2 is an Amazon device that is a smart home hub designed for the everyday customer featuring a sporting industry-leading protocol support. It has a sleek design, enhanced connectivity and security features that can make being alive a security and a luxury synonymous.

It works with devices that use Z-Wave, Zigbee, Lutron clear connect, Kidde, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The device isn’t just a commodity of the present, but is also very futuristic. It includes everything from Phillips Hue lights to the Netgear Arlo camera to Google home. The Wink hub 2 is one of the most trustworthy device, which is widely supported. The device has been tried and tested by PCmag India. It is really easy to install and also works with Alexa home command or IFTTT recipes.

Logitech Harmony Elite.

Can you imagine the whole world in your hands? A good place to start with is by starting with your home. The Logitech Harmony elite is a unique universal remote that doesn’t just control your stereo and TV but everything else too! The device uses the included feature of Harmony Hub to connect with the devices that include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave or infrared devices. It offers and intuitive and integrated solution for home automation and entertainment devices. If you have a multitude of home entertainment and smart home gadgets, look no further than this wonderful remote that brings all the control at your fingertips.

Tend Secure Lynx Indoor

You have frequently seen and heard about the security cameras designed to keep a track of the dangers that lurk outside your homes. What about the inside of your beautiful abode? Tend Secure Lynx Indoor is a pint-sized home surveillance camera that not only delivers a colourful 1080p video and sharp night vision but also comes with lock stock & barrel of features. The features of the device include motion triggered notification, recordings, two-way audio, free cloud storage and facial recognition technology. This device is good to keep an eye on what happens inside the house, may it be with your children, your pets, the people who work for you or in-case of intruders. This largely affordable home surveillance system is a must have for ensuring the safety and security of your warm residence.

In a world that’s expeditiously changing with technology galloping at an incessant pace, we need to constantly evolve and adapt to the innovations happening all around us. The judicious use of technology can make your everyday life a smooth ride while basking in the pleasures of comfort and luxury. Moreover some of the gadgets that can enhance the sense of security are also available at reasonable prices making them affordable to most.

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