Your smartphone is a useful and powerful tool for many different technologies that are available today. Just think of how effortless it is when you’re able to control many different appliances and gadgets around the house without actually having to get up or before you get home. Likewise, remote access to your home is great when you’re traveling.

Smart Security Cameras

Remote viewing and control of your home security cameras are a must. Whether you’re at work or on a trip, a key feature of any modern security camera is the ability to check in on your home from anywhere. Keep in mind not all security cameras come standard with this feature. While there are many types of cameras opt for an IP camera and look for other key features such as night vision and heat sensors.

Smart Thermostats

If you have you already you know how much you love your smart thermostat. If you’re considering the investment think about how great it will be if you were able to actually turn up or down the temperature inside of your house without physically having to be there. Thanks to smart thermostats, this option is ideal for individuals who want to save money on their energy costs since you can lower the temperature during the day and then turn it back up before getting home at night or cool down the house on a hot summer day before you get home after a long day.

Water Heaters

The water heater in your home is relatively self-sufficient, but certain appliances allow you to control the temperature of the water as well as receive alerts if one or more water elements need to be changed. Some of these appliances are even equipped with leak detection, sending you an alert on your phone if the water heater is leaking or if another problem has been found.

Ovens

You want to start cooking more at home rather than eating out, but preheating the oven takes forever. This is no longer a problem thanks to advanced technology. Many ovens are now equipped with smart technology that allows you to change temperatures and turn it on from your smartphone device.

Smart Speakers & Stereos

Listening to music is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day. It’s nice to know that many of these gadgets have been equipped with technology that allows you to control the volume and music with your phone. You can turn the volume up or down as needed and change through different tracks that you’d like to listen to.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Cleaning is no longer a chore thanks to robotic vacuum cleaners. These cleaners have been around for a long time, but they are just now starting to include the technology needed to control them from a smartphone appliance. You can turn the vacuum on at virtually any time you want, coming home to a clean and tidy home without having to do all of the heavy work on your own.

Smart Lighting

The lighting in your home can also have built-in smart technology to make life easier and much more convenient. You can turn certain lights on before getting home at night or if you’re planning on being away from the house for any length of time, like when you’re going on vacation. Some of these lights are even sensitive to the light already in the house, so they’ll shut off if there is enough natural light coming in through the windows. Best of all, once you’re snuggled in bed no more arguing over who has to get up to turn of the lights!