Want to set up a smart home but not sure where to start? Here are our top smart home devices you need in your home to make your life less complicated and more secure.

Smart Assistant

Welcome to the future where there are smart home assistants! If you don’t have one, consider changing that. These smart home devices have a myriad of uses that can help to make daily life a little easier. You can ask your smart home assistant about the weather, add to shopping lists, play music, ask questions, and even have it play games with your kids. If you have other smart home devices, it can also help manage them and streamline your life. Using it as a central command home hub, you can make commands and adjust settings on your other devices. The features and capabilities of smart home assistants run the gamut. The best part – you can easily set one up in your home with no expert help needed. Just purchase one, plug it in, and follow the setup instructions.

Video Doorbell

A smart doorbell is a great place to start if you’re just beginning to venture into the world of smart home devices. A video doorbell sends you motion detection notifications straight to your phone, allows you to talk to guests via two-way audio, and records video. This can help deter porch pirates from stealing your packages, ensure your kiddos got home from school safely, and help you avoid unwanted solicitors.

There are lots of video doorbell options out there, so be sure to do your research to find one you like that also fits your budget. Be mindful that some video doorbells are wired, while some are wireless and only use batteries. If you prefer the security of a wired doorbell but aren’t sure how to install it, a licensed electrician will be able to lend a hand.

Smart Lock

No more worrying about if you remembered to lock up the house. Smart locks are becoming more and more popular and for good reason. This lock is better than a traditional cylinder lock because it uses technology to detect possible intrusions. Some smart locks will allow you to lock your home at the push of a button on your phone, as well as provide history alerts to keep tabs on everyone’s comings and goings.

Home Security Cameras

Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home. So if you’re looking to enhance the security around your property, smart security cameras are the way to go. The latest cameras produce clear, vibrant images that have thousands of pixels, so you’re able to see small details even in dim environments. Depending on the kind you get, some can send you an alert when the camera detects activity and records a clip. If you’re not sure where to put security cameras or how to install them, an electrician can make sure your smart home devices are set up correctly.

Smart Thermostat

If you’re looking for a smart home device that can also help you save, a smart thermostat is perfect for you. Looking to come home to a warm home after work but not keen on paying those energy costs? A smart thermostat allows you to set a schedule, so it goes into eco mode when you leave for work, and heats the home before you arrive home. This means you get to save money in the long run by reducing your heating and cooling costs. Not to mention you’ll also be able to control the temperature anywhere you’re able to get Wi-Fi.

Smart Smoke Detector

If you’re looking to upgrade the smoke detectors in your home, consider going the smart device route. These smart smoke detectors will be able to alert you of a fire, whether you’re home or away, using a combination of voice, siren, and smartphone alerts. Some devices can even sense whether the fire is slow or fast burning. And in case it isn’t a fire and rather a case of burning pizza, these smart devices will set off a voice warning before the alarm sounds, so you have time to mute it before it goes into full alert mode.

Let Us Help You Set Up Your Smart Home Devices

We know you may want to handle the installation of your smart home devices yourself, but a better option is to contact a licensed electrician for the job. You have already invested a lot of money into your smart home products, so have the reassurance the job will be done properly. With our experienced electricians, we will help get your smart home devices safely set up and running in no time. We service those in Sparta, Spencer, Smithville, Pikeville, McMinnville, Lebanon, Crossville, Cookeville, and Baxter.