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Smart Home Devices That Won’t Break the Bank

April 13, 2017

It’s 2017, and all your friends and neighbors are talking about their new smart home devices. The problem is that you do not have a single smart home device in your home because you think “they are just too expensive.” You don’t have to be left out of the revolution anymore because there are smart devices that you can afford. Let’s look at some smart home devices that won’t break the bank:

Go Control Z-wave Door Window contact sensorGoControl Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor

When an intruder opens your front door, window, or drawer, these $22 sensors will detect it and immediately initiate an alarm. You can easily attach them to the frame of a door, or on the door and the window. They do not require any wiring because they use Wi-Fi, so no installation costs to worry about.

GoControl Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector

Intruders are a silent bunch, but they do have to move if they are going to steal anything in your home. The GoControl Z-Wave PIR Motion Detector can easily detect an intruder’s movements and then react by relaying an alert to the system panel through the Z-Wave network.

It has a temperature sensor and a motion angle of 120 degrees, which allows it access to blind spots under the sensor. No amount of Resident Evil type gymnastics or body contortion ability will help intruders escape detection in your home. You can get it for only about $40.

Denon HEOS EXTEND Wireless Range Extender

For just $13, the Denon HEOS EXTEND Wireless Range Extender offers whole house network coverage for your HEOS sound system and any device in your home connected to Wi-Fi. It is a dual band extender, so you don’t have to worry about signal speed or signal lag. It is perfect for multi-room sound systems.

Amazon Echo Dotimage of the amazon echo dot from front

It may look tiny compared to the Amazon Echo, but the Echo Dot is just as efficient. For only $72 you can enjoy controlling smart devices in your home using only your voice thanks to the Alexa virtual assistant. The Amazon Echo Dot turns on when you say “wake.”

It has a special microphone that can detect your voice commands even with a lot of noise in your environment. It has a status light indicator, a built-in speaker, and it connects with Bluetooth. You can integrate it with other smart devices in your home and use the voice control feature to control those devices.

 

Amazon Tap

This small and portable speaker is cylindrical in shape with a button you can tap just below the four status indicator lights at the top. It is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speaker that gives you a full range of sound. You can stream music to it using your smartphone or any other mobile hotspot. Just one charge on its charging cradle can supply up to nine hours of usage. The speaker comes in a variety of colors including white, black, blue, green, magenta, and tangerine. It only costs $94.

Belkin Netcam HD+Wi-Fi Camera with Glass Lens and Night Vision

The Belkin Netcam HD+Wi-Fi Camera with Glass Lens and Night Vision can connect to a Wi-Fi hub to allow audio and video streaming. You can control the camera using your tablet or smartphone. An intruder may easily notice the camera but not the motion detector device that notifies your smartphone when triggered.

You can access the camera from anywhere because it allows live HD video. Additionally, it works with WeMo products, and you can purchase it for only $40.

Jasco GE Ultra Series Ten-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging

Protecting your smart devices and electronics from and an electrical surge is a measure that may end up saving you a lot of money. The GE Ultra Series Ten-Outlet Surge Protector has ten protected outlets and two USB charging ports.

These ten outlets include four adapter spaced outlets, and it also has a slide-to-lock safety cover to keep the available outlets closed. In the event of a dangerous power surge, its integrated circuit breaker and automatic shutdown technology acts by permanently shutting down outlets. Its power filter reduces interference and provides both a cleaner sound and picture experience.

These devices are not just friendly to your pocket but also help you keep your home safe and automate your home. Want to know more about smart home devices that won’t break the bank? Then visit our website today.

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