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Best smart home accessories

22 May 2018

There is a wide range of smart devices and accessories available to automate the home nowadays, from speakers to thermostats to light bulbs. Some smart accessories are relatively inexpensive, whilst others can require larger investments. Some of the best smart home accessories around at the moment include:

1. Smart speakers

There's a range of smart speakers on the market, including the Amazon Echo and a variety of Google smart speakers. These speakers are voice controlled and can be used to control other smart devices around the home. You can stream and play music using your smart speaker or ask it to read out news bulletins or answer any other pressing questions that come to mind.

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2. Thermostats

Smart thermostats can be used to remotely control the temperature of the home and can receive commands from phones, tablets or laptops. Any time the temperature drops while you are away from home, you can quickly adjust the heating in your home to ensure it's more comfortable.

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3. Smart light bulbs

The Philips Hue range of smart light bulbs can be controlled from a phone or tablet and can be set to switch on via the timer function. The light bulbs will also work in sync with any music or movies that are played to provide exciting effects. You can control the intensity of the light provided by these bulbs and also programme in the required colour of light, with a selection of up to 16 million different colour shades available.

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4. Smart security systems

Fitting a smart security system, which provides camera monitoring of the exterior of your home, with floodlighting, may be a bit pricey for some homeowners, but it will give peace of mind when you are away from home. Smart security cameras can be controlled from laptops or mobile devices and will allow you to watch the area at any time of day or night. The HD camera will record high-quality footage and many smart monitor systems also incorporate night vision. You can cut the cost of a smart security system when you use discount codes from vouchercloud to pay for your system. It's amazing just how much money can be saved by smart shopping online using discount codes from some of the leading retailers.

5. Smart plugs

Smart plugs can be used with home hubs and offer you the ability to control any home electricals from your mobile phone. It's easily possible to set timers giving up to six different time slots throughout the day, so your home appliances can be switched on and off a number of times while you are away from home.

Smart home appliances offer you instant control over the devices in your home at the flick of a switch. There are many more smart home devices available to make running your home an easy matter, no matter where you happen to be in the world

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[Image credits: www.currys.com]

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