Have you ever been out on the town, or headed to vacation, and realized that you may or may not have forgotten to lock the front door? Or maybe you’re rushing out to work only to realize that you may have left the stove on? Insert- smart gadgets. Installing smart gadgets in your home doesn’t have to costs you an arm and a leg, and in many cases, it can save you thousands of dollars, and hours of your time, if you choose to install them.
Interested in learning more? The experts at Staples & Associates have rounded up our top five picks for smart gadgets to install in your home. Check them out and start saving today!
Top 5 Smart Devices for Your Home
- Smoke Detectors and CO2 Detectors
Your smoke and CO2 detectors can save your life, and your home from disaster, but only if they’re functioning properly. A smart alarm can make the process of being sure your alarms are working properly one step easier. How do you check? Just pull up the recommended app, and your phone will tell you if you need to replace the battery, or check on the device further. A bonus to installing a smart alarm in your home? Many homeowner insurance providers offer a discount to homes with smoke alarms installed.
- Security Cameras
A security camera allows you to watch your home and view comings and goings even while you’re not there! Set up a camera at your homes doors and any blindspots that give access inside.
Pro Tip: Consider setting up a camera in the living area of your home, in addition to your outside camera, and turn it on while you’re away.
- Smart Locks
Smart locks are a great investment, especially for families who have multiple people coming and going, like roommates or teenage kids. A smart lock will allow you to lock your door without needing the keys, and some even alert you so you know who’s home, who left, and when.
- Water Leak Detector
If you’ve ever lost belongings to a flooded basement or had your flooring ruined from a leak, you know that a water leak detector just makes sense. Not only can you save yourself money in repair costs, but it can also save you from filing a claim with your insurance company if you’re quick to detect a leak. Add a leak detector in leak-prone areas, such as near your water heater, washing machine, or dishwasher.
- Controller for Your Garage Door
Can’t remember if you left that garage door open? A smart controller can control your garage door from virtually any location, at any time! Many smart garage door controllers can be set to notify you if the door has been left open for longer than 10-minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to get that door closed if you forgot, or if you left your house.
Do you have questions on how you can use technology to save you time and money throughout the year? Staples & Associates has you covered! Speak to an agent today and get a quote to see how you can protect your most valuable assets.