It’s no doubt that technology has taken over all aspects of our lives. From entertainment to socialising, communication and even our home lives, technology has infiltrated the way in which we live. However, although are reliance on technology is often viewed as a negative, it has a lot of positive attributes. It allows us to be more informed, knowledgeable, be able to document and capture amazing moments- all at the press of a button. Technology also enables us to improve our communication skills- and throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, technology has been a godsend in helping us all stay connected to our loved ones. One aspect in which technology has flourished has been in regard to our home living. Whether it’s gadgets that help you to cook, security systems, or upgrading to a smart home to control your home’s systems remotely- technology has found a way to improve our home lives in all domains. Another benefit of technology- this time relating to the home, is that it can increase the value of your home if you want to put your home on the property market. This is due to the fact that smart homes are seen as futuristic, advanced, and can actually be better for the environment. So, if you’re wondering “how can I sell my house fast?”, perhaps upgrading your homes technology is the best place to start. Here at We Buy Any House have compiled our top outdoor smart devices you need.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler:
If you’re constantly forgetting to turn on the sprinkler system, then this device is an absolute essential. Although the sprinkler may work in the same way as a manual one, the device is synced to your smartphone via Bluetooth- which means that you can turn the system on from your phone. Additionally, you can set a time and schedule for your sprinklers to turn on.
This is the perfect device for those who are disabled, or anyone who is unsure of answering the door late at night or when they’re home alone. The WUUK Smart Antitheft Doorbell syncs to your smartphone and when the doorbell rings, displays who is at the front door. The doorbell has a camera in it that over time can detect regular faces using AI facial recognition.
Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren:
If you’re ever outdoors and happen to be in an emergency, then this device could potentially save your life. The device is an octagon-shaped alarm, that is attached to an exterior wall and connected to your wiring system. Once the alarm is hit, it will generate a radiant light while sounding a 100-decibel alarm. This is extremely loud and will alert your neighbours that you are in trouble and prompt them to call the authorities.
Phillips Hue Outdoor Lights:
Outdoor lighting is a must. Not just for security reasons, but for decorative reasons too. You want the exterior of your house to be well lit, and why not have fun with a little colour? The Phillips Hue outdoor lights enable you to change the colour of your outdoor lighting- which means you can light up your house according to holidays, events and mood.
Wyze Plug Outdoors:
This plug is extremely ideal for those who can’t be away from technology but love to spend time outdoors. With an IP64 weather-resistant rating and the ability to connect to Alexa and Google voice, the outdoor plug is an essential and versatile solution. It’s proved against rain and dust, easy to install and can work with a number of plugs and third-party devices via IFTTT applets.
Maintaining a pool is hard work, and on the market, there aren’t a lot of smart pool monitors. Taking a different approach to that is the WaterGuru Sense, a smart device that always monitors your pool by connecting to your smartphone. The device sits in your pool’s skimmer reservoir and sends data back to your phone regarding the situation with your pool upkeep such as balancing your water chemistry. It’s easy to install and doesn’t require a subscription fee.
If you have children, maybe purchasing Streamsnooper is a good idea.