How home assistants are going to change the way you live.
When we think of the home of the future, we likely have some The Jetsons-style visions of jetpacks, robots and flying cars, completely ignoring the fact that the smart home technology currently on the market are things we could barely imagine having 20 years ago. While we haven’t fully automated the process, we sure are coming close, and with devices like Google Home that can keep you and your home assistants connected, the future only looks brighter from here. Make life easier with these home helpers that help you live smart after you’ve worked hard all day.
Mr Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Programmable Coffee Maker
Make sure that you start your day right with a smart coffee maker that will have coffee ready the moment you step out bed. Set up a schedule with the app, and receive notifications that remind you to refill the water, return the pot, and replace the water filtration disk when needed. The only notification you won’t need is the one telling you that you need another cup of coffee.
Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock
If you’re the type who’s always paranoid about whether you’ve left your front door unlocked, this smart lock will give you so much peace of mind. You can control it through a regular key, a wireless key fob, or through a smartphone remotely over the Internet, ensuring that you can always let guests or the maintenance guy in whenever you need to. The app can also send you notifications when someone, like your children, come home and unlocks the door. It’ll pay for itself when you sigh in relief next time you’ve got an armful of groceries – the door unlocks when your phone is in close proximity.
Control your home’s lights from your smartphone, set dims and highlights to your preference and automate lighting according to your schedule with these smart bulbs, so you never have to stub your toe in the dark again. You can even set the scene with coloured lights (choose from 16 million colours in the Hue app!) and sync them to music and movies.
Samsung POWERbot SR20J9250U Robot Vacuum
Get the next best thing to a robot maid with a robot vacuum cleaner that sucks up dust and dirt from carpet, hardwood floors and tiles. WiFi connectivity makes it easy to start the machine while you’re away or to set up a schedule so that you never have to come home to a dusty house. This robo vacuum also has a ‘point and clean’ controller that lets you guide it to dirty areas by pointing a light in front of it that it follows, much like a cat with a laser pointer, but actually useful!
Nest Protect Smoke Detector
If you often find yourself waving a dish towel at your smoke detector every time you burn toast, this smart smoke detector is the one for you. Silence alarms when you need to by using an app on your phone, while also receiving phone alerts if smoke is detected, whether you’re in the living room or at the office. It also checks its batteries and sensors multiple times a day to make sure you’re never woken up at 2am by a low-battery beep.
Connect your home, get answers and manage everyday tasks with Google Home.
*Please note, some of the products featured in this article are not available to purchase from Optus.
Google Home requires Wi-Fi, mains power and a compatible device. Fair Go Policy applies. All for use within Australia. Internet connection is required and data charges will apply from your Internet service provider.