If you are interested in building a smart home and want to know where to begin then look no further. We will show you all the things you need to build your smart home.
Amazon has released its fourth-generation Echo Bluetooth speaker. It utilizes Alexa and allows you to control all your smart devices in your home. It is highly recommended to use Alexa for your smart home as it allows the most utilization through third-party apps.
You can program your Echo to do almost anything you want. Control your blinds, cameras, thermostat, and much more.
Google Nest Audio
If you are not a big fan of Amazon Alexa and prefer Google’s Assistant then you will definitely want to invest in a Google Nest Audio. Although we prefer Alexa, the Nest Audio comes with top-quality sound that is great for listening to music.
Consider having a Nest Audio in your main room and more affordable Assistants in other rooms such as the Nest Mini or Nest Hub.
If you want the best sound quality in a small speaker consider getting the Sonos One. It can utilize Alexa or Google Assistant.
Although it costs more than the other two speakers, you will notice a difference immediately with its high-quality sound. You can also build a home theatre system by adding more speakers. Having a Sonos One in every room sets you up for a high-quality smart home experience.
The RemoBell S is a smart doorbell that has a video camera with high definition recording. It records to the cloud and you can control the bell with Alexa or Google Assistant.
Use voice commands to turn on recording, get notifications when someone is at your door. It is also easy to install because you can use your existing doorbell wiring to power it up.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control
The fifth generation of Ecobee thermostats comes with added features such as third-party app support, dual-band Wi-Fi, and easy installation.
The voice control allows you to connect to Alexa and run your entire home from every room. It is also the prettiest thermostat on the market and will surely be an excellent addition to your home.
The Nest Thermostat is the entry-level thermostat in the Nest range. You can control your heating, hot water systems and cooling from your smartphone when you are not home. You can also use voice prompts to change the temperature of your home.
It also allows you to monitor energy usage and you can set scheduled heating and cooling periods throughout the day or week. It also uses machine learning to predict what you will want the temperature to be and when you want it to change. You can only use Nest with Google Assistant but the Nest range also has doorbells, cameras, alarm systems, locks, and smoke alarms. If you choose to go with Nest, you will need to stick with Google Assistant smart devices.