We’re all looking for ways to make life at home a bit easier. With smart home technology, you can make changes to your calendar, let the kids know when you’ll pick them up from soccer practice and even vacuum the floors without ever lifting a finger.
In HSN’s Connected Life series (Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET.), host Brett Chukerman connects you with experts to discuss topics like sleep, relaxation, fitness and more to help you achieve your best, balanced life. This week it’s all about the best smart home technology to help you live with increased comfort, convenience and security.
It used to be only celebrities who got their own assistants. Not anymore! Your smart assistant, Alexa, is ready to help you respond to text messages and make updates to your calendar without lifting a finger. Through voice command technology on your Amazon Echo voice command smart assistant speaker and 2017 Fire HD 8” tablets, there’s no task you can’t accomplish. And if you want to do it all at lightning speed, make sure to set-up your home with this tri-band gigabit router from NETGEAR. With this combination, you’ll be unstoppable.
Even your everyday items are getting smarter. Switch out your traditional light bulbs for these smart LED bulbs from TP-Link that can be switched on and off from an app on your smartphone, whether you’re in the same room or across town. Available in white and a color option that can change to more than 16-million hues (wow!) to match any hosting occasion. To help you get ready for your next family gathering or everyday messes, the Roomba 980 from iRobot is a Wi-Fi enabled vacuum. It takes care of the floors so you can focus on the rest of your to-do list.
We all want to feel safe and with these smart home security devices, you can rest with ease. With this indoor/outdoor wireless video security system, you can monitor activity in any area inside or outside of your home. This system alerts you when there’s motion within camera range and stores up to seven days of activity in the cloud to help you keep a watchful eye on your home and family. With this keyless entry kit from August Smart you can also create digital keys for your family and guests to keep track of who comes in and out. Plus, you’ll never need to worry about fumbling for your keys again.
If you ever want to know who’s at your door before opening it, this video doorbell from Ring features two-way talk and motion detection. Feel safe being able to easily identify who’s on the other side before opening your front door. If you use gas anywhere throughout your home, you’ll definitely want to install this CO2 alarm from Kidde. This device not only alerts you when carbon monoxide levels are dangerously high but will send you alerts when any alarm goes off within your home, keeping you alert and your family safe.
What smart home devices will you use? Make sure to watch Connected Life this and every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET.