Will You Make Your Home Smart in 2017?

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Our gadgets are getting smarter every day, and our appliances are no different. From lightbulbs to voice controlled smart hubs to smart alarm systems, we are closer to an age where everything is connected. In the future, you may just walk into a home and sit on the couch without ever touching anything. That future may be as close as next year since smart home locks are already being advanced in 2016. Does that sound exciting or scary to you? Either way, there is some pretty impressive tech on the market available to buy right now.

Here are a few things that will make your home smarter in 2017:

Ecobee3 – Room Sensor

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Room sensors address hot or cold areas of your home, delivering comfort to rooms that matter most. Easily adjust temperature and comfort settings from your Android and iOS devices. Get free monthly reports on how much energy you’ve saved and tips on how you can save even more. Save an average 23% on your heating and cooling each year. For full details, visit ecobee.com/savings. Find out more

iHome ISP5 – Smart Plug

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Connect products such as lamps, fans, or humidifiers and control them remotely while you’re home or even when you’re not. Wi-Fi Enabled, no hub required and lets you control small appliances up to 1800 watts or under, including lights, window air conditioners, fans, portable heaters, coffee makers, home audio systems and more. Find out more

Google Home – Smart Hub

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Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, “Ok Google”. Find out more

Chamberlain MyQ Garage – Smart Garage Door

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Monitor and control your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. This smart garage door opener connects directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network, and sets up in minutes using your smartphone. No additional hardware needed. Click here to watch a video and find out more here.

Kwikset Smartcode 916 – Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt

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With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey re-key technology as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel. Find out more

Belkin WeMo – Smart Slow Cooker

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Sometimes getting home for dinner on time just isn’t do-able. Now you can connect and cook with the flexibility to have dinner ready whenever you are. Using the Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo-enabled technology, you can easily increase or decrease cooking time, turn the temperature up or down, switch the slow cooker to keep-warm mode or turn it completely off, all using the free WeMo app on your smart device! Find out more

Stack Downlight Starter Kit – Smart Lights

Stack lights automatically adjust to the rhythm of your life and home. Using the power of sensors and natural light to maximize energy savings, they sense when you enter the room to turn on when you’re there and off when you’re not. Stack lights also keep you feeling your best by mimicking sunlight throughout the day in tune with your body’s natural circadian rhythm. Fully controllable from the Stack app, the lights also learn from your preferences over time. As an added perk, Alba bulbs work with Alexa and Nest to keep the heat up when it senses you’re home during those blustery winter days. Find out more

Sleep Number it – Smart Bed

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With SleepIQ® technology on the inside, it tracks how well you sleep, night after night. When you sleep smarter, you sleep better. The it™ bed even talks to your fitness tracker. Connect to your smart devices and apps for insights that will help you get the best sleep ever. Discover the best time to work out, your ideal room temperature and more. Find out more

Samsung Family Hub – Smart Refrigerator

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This connected refrigerator has everything but the kitchen sink. Its large touchscreen lets you view family members’ schedules, leave notes for each other, order groceries, play music, and even watch TV. Additionally, the fridge has three cameras on the inside, which take a picture and email it to you every time you close the door. Find out more

Samsung SmartThings – Smart Home Monitoring Kit

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The Home Monitoring Kit is all you need to turn your home into a smart home. You can then enhance your smart home by adding hundreds of compatible products. Add as many or as few smart devices as you want, choreograph them to work together in one free app, and create a smarter home that automatically reacts as life happens. Find out more

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