We’re always looking for ways to make our life simpler and more streamlined, and now that Covid restrictions are being lifted, we want to share our top 5 smart home product reviews with you. Whether you’re interested in monitoring your home for security or you just need a convenient way to stay connected while at home, these products will help.
We’re sure that you’ve probably heard of smart doorbells, as they’ve been around for nearly a decade now. These nifty devices allow you to monitor and respond to visitors at your door. With the ability to see, hear, and speak with visitors through a built-in camera, speakers, and microphone, smart doorbells have effectively replaced the doorbell itself as the modern-day interface for contactless door opening. And let’s face facts – no one likes to be bothered by noisy doorbells any day of the week!
With smart doorbells, there’s no key to put in the lock, no chain to slide, and no one to bother with the greeting anymore. Simply press a button on the handle of the smart doorbell and that’s it – the door will open automatically.
The best part is that with a smart doorbell, you can also use your phone to unlock the door and monitor who comes to your door with a simple click of a button. You don’t need to be physically present to make the click sound, which means that even if you’re distracted, someone could come to your door without your knowing it. This kind of convenience is priceless.
Nest Secure is the upgraded and improved successor to the Google Home security system. While the original Google Home was a remarkable smart speaker that helped bring the smart home revolution to the masses, the updated Nest Secure offers better sound quality and more flexibility in how you use it.
Unlike Google Home, which could only be set up once and then never changed, with Nest Secure, you can personalize and reconfigure every aspect of its design from how it interacts with you to the type of alarm it sets off.
One of the first things you’ll notice about Nest Secure is that it’s a full-fledged security system, and not just a smart speaker. This, in turn, makes it much more versatile and functional. You can’t compare it to other smart speakers because it has comprehensive hardware and software built in to monitor and record activity in real time. And because it’s so versatile, it enables you to use a variety of security gadgets – from doorbells to motion sensors and more – to monitor and secure your home.
Ring has taken security to a whole new level with the Video Doorbell. Apart from the fact that it provides not just video but also full audio, along with alerts and the ability to record and send back videos via email, the Video Doorbell is essentially a whole-home security camera that can be accessed from anywhere. And the best part is that it doesn’t just keep an eye on the front door but can monitor activity at all of the other doors and windows as well.
We’re not sure why this is such a prevalent trend, but it’s clear that many people feel safer knowing that they can monitor all of their doors and windows from one place. Ring Video Doorbell also gives you the ability to monitor your home’s security whether you’re at home or on the go via its mobile app. This makes it much more convenient to access and use while on the move.
If you’ve been paying attention to the smart home market, you’ll know that many major players have entered the fray with their own take on a home security camera. While most have stuck with the tried and tested front doorbell/camera combination, Skyfall offers something different by incorporating a full-blown security system into a chic, stylish package.
Combining high-quality optics, a microphone, and artificial intelligence, Skyfall creates a whole-home security camera that’s not just focused on the front door. This also means that you don’t need to drill additional holes or otherwise mess with your home’s décor in order to place Skyfall’s discreet cameras. Simply set it up wherever you like and enjoy the convenience of having a fully functional security system without the heavy weight of a large camera box.
You’ll often hear people say that a spy phone is just a cell phone with a hidden camera, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. While the built-in camera on a traditional cell phone might not be able to rival the optics in a dedicated spy camera, it can still take decent pictures and videos, and does so with the utmost convenience. This is exactly why so many people have resorted to using their cell phones as spy cameras – there are just so many things that they can do with it, and it takes a lot less effort to set up than traditional spy cameras. You don’t necessarily have to hide your cell phone from visitors, either; some people choose to leave it visible on a table or in the center of the room, and use it as a subtle hint that someone is actually there.
We couldn’t think of a better place to conclude our review of the top 5 smart home products than by reminding you that if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your décor or adding more security to your home, there are a variety of options available, including video doorbells, which can be quite convenient.