The 6 Best Smart Home Devices of 2018

The 6 Best Smart Home Devices of 2018

In 2018, it’s safe to say the smart home has finally arrived. These devices can turn your simplistic home into a smart hub, one that can turn on lights when you enter a room, lock your doors for you, or play music with a simple voice command.

Whether you’re looking for a simple smart lighting solution, or trying to build an entire technological ecosystem for your home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best smart home products their we’ve dug up in 2018!


1. Ryobi GD201 Garage Door Opener


Have you ever been driving a few miles from home and wondered if you closed the garage door? Welp, you need a smart garage door opener. The Ryobi GD201 Garage Door Opener is a popular pick for 2018! It is easy installation and user-friendly interface.

This device can instantly indicate whether your garage door is open or shut, offering a serious peace of mind or an annoying call to your neighbor. That being said, you can also avoid potential theft of your valuables or granting unwanted access to your home by making sure that the door is shut!

Ryobi allows you to upgrade your parking experience with laser guides for perfect parking or playing music.


2. Amazon Cloud Cam


Starting at $119, the Amazon Cloud Cam offers a 1080p resolution, films at 30 frames per second, offers a 4x digital zoom, night vision, live streaming, two-way audio, a motion sensor, and a 120° field of view. It directly competes with the likes of the Nest Indoor Cam, starting at $199, in the increasingly crowded smart security camera market.

Unlike other competitors, the cloud cam is battery powered, using a standard power outlet that connects to the camera’s micro USB port.

Perks include:

  • Easy to set up
  • Excellent video quality
  • Excellent night vision
  • Handy two-way audio feature
  • Customizable motion detection


3. August Smart Lock


The August Smart Lock Pro fits onto your existing deadbolt and allows you to keep using your old key when you (or your landlord) wants to, while still adding the benefits of a smarter lock.

Sounds great. How does it work? The August replaces only the inside plate and lever of your existing deadbolt, so the exterior of your door and the bolt itself remain unchanged.

The August lock is Apple HomeKit-compatible, and you can control it with August’s smartphone app or the August Apple Watch app via Bluetooth.


4. Wemo Mini Smart Plug


WeMo’s Mini smart plug can turn a basic electric outlet into a smart one for just $34.99. This allows you to control things like lamps, tabletop fans, coffee makers, and other small appliances, using your Android or iOS mobile device.

It supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, and offers hourly, daily, and weekly scheduling.


5. D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor


The D Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor DCH-S160 delivers an early warning when a water leak is detected so you can take action before expensive water damage occurs.

The sensor has a built-in alarm that beeps or sends you a push notification when water is detected.


6. Ecovacs Deebot N79S


Even if you hate cleaning, dishing out several hundred dollars for a robot vacuum may seem a little extravagant. But how about $229? The Ecovacs Deebot N79S is relatively affordable, and offers more for the price than any other vacuum. It supports features typically far more expensive models offer, such as app control and Amazon Alexa compatibility.


These are just a few examples of smart home devices for 2018. If you’d like to learn more about home devices that can save you money on your home insurance check out our: 3 Smart Devices That Will Save You Money On Your Home Insurance.

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