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Must-Have Automation Gadgets For Your Home

Welcome to the future! You don’t have to wait any longer for amazing automated gadgets to run your home. Here are five great, yet affordable, ideas to make your life simpler and more efficient.

Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security System

Right out of the box, you can install this 8-piece security system and monitor your home’s security within 15 minutes. If you need more sensors, they can be added easily. The cost of monitoring is $14.99 per month, with no salesman knocking on your door, no need for a contract, and no telephone line required. Cost is $259.95.

Philips 431643 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting, Starter Pack

This personal wireless lighting system for your home will help you personalize the home’s lighting to meet your family’s needs. The starter pack is made up of three bulbs for use in your current lamps, with a bridge that connects to your wifi router. Once you download the app, you can control the lighting. The included LED bulbs can blaze with a blue white light or give off a warm golden glow—it’s your choice. Personalize your lighting for security, vacation settings, or ambiance. Cost of the starter pack is $199.95, and the system can extend to 50 bulbs.

gadgets-for-home-automationHoneywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

For $196.75, you can maintain control of your home’s atmosphere. You set, change, or monitor the settings from anywhere using your smartphone, iPad, or computer. Alerts tell you when to change filters, or loss of internet connection. This system automatically maintains comfort levels by switching between heat and cool. There are no contracts or service fees.

Kevo Bluetooth Electronic Deadbolt by Kwikset

Lock or unlock your home with a touch, without dropping your keys, losing the in your purse or misplacing them in a pocket. Use your smartphone to lock or unlock your deadbolt from anywhere. If you don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry. A Kevo Fob is included with each deadbolt purchase, set up and ready to go, and more fobs are available for purchase. The Kevo deadbolt is available at your local home improvement store for $199.

Belkin WeMo Smart Slow Cooker

Be the first on the block to own a slow-cooker controlled by your smartphone. The Belkin WeMo cooker allows you to turn on, turn off, or adjust the cooker’s settings remotely. You can check the status of your meal and check cook times, so when you pull in the driveway you know your meal is just minutes away. Cost of the slow cooker is $129.00.

Today’s smart gadgets offer endless possibilities. It’s time to have fun with new accessories for the home, while providing safety, convenience, and energy-saving solutions.

This is a guest post by Tim Smith, To find out more about this topic, please visit