Smart devices, or devices that are capable of connectivity to and interaction with the internet, are taking the world by storm. Through clever and thoughtful design, smart devices are automating unpleasant household tasks and improving efficiency in households around the world. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to find the best ones for you. Here are some of the best apps for your smart appliances on the market today.
LG Smart ThinQ
Did you know that the latest in technology can help make the grocery list a thing of the past? With a smart refrigerator and the LG Smart ThinQ app, you can keep track of what is in your fridge in real time. You can get a stream of video from a camera mounted on the interior of the appliance, showing you exactly what you have or don’t have as you walk the aisles of your favorite store. You can supplement this with automated text reminders to replace expired goods, if you are willing to scan the items in when you put them away.
Smart thermostats are a growing trend, and for good reason. A properly installed smart thermostat allows you to control your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (or HVAC) system remotely, from the convenience of your own phone. By watching your HVAC usage from a distance, you can make sure you are not paying to keep a perfect temperature when no one is home or when the weather is mild. Nest is a leading brand in this new revolution with their stylish thermostats and easy-to-use app pointing the way to the future.
Watering one’s lawn is a matter of some complexity in certain areas. With laws governing water use in place in drought-stricken parts of the world, being able to sense weather conditions and adapt your sprinkler schedule around them is more important than ever. HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK system is a sprinkler management solution, but it is also so much more. It manages info feeds from multiple weather services to get the clearest picture of the conditions outside to let you make informed decisions about watering your lawn remotely.
When you are away from the house for an extended period, it is only natural for you to worry about the possibility of a break-in. Alarm systems and camouflage techniques, like leaving certain lights on at night and having a neighbor get the paper, are smart ways to reduce the risk, but the nervousness remains. Enter ADT. A long-time leader in the home security field, ADT has adapted to the smart revolution by creating the ADT Pulse security solution, which is capable of beaming information that you need to know right to your smart device. You can set and disable the alarm, change the lighting setup in the house, and even watch streams of footage from the security cameras.
The smart revolution is hitting appliances today, and changing the ways we live tremendously. If you take advantage now, you can have more time than ever for leisure and family.