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Pure Genius: 8 Smart Home Solutions That Live Up to Their Name

The global smart home market is expected to reach a value of more than 53 billion dollars by 2022

It makes sense. Today, we want interconnected devices and home appliances that save time, energy and money.

Read on for 8 smart home solutions that go beyond smart to pure genius.


1. Husqvarna Automower 315X

Smart home devices aren’t confined to the inside of your house. Husqvarna has a whole line up of robot lawn movers.

The Automower 315X is one of the top-end models with a long list of features. 

The intuitive mobile app lets you start your mower, create a schedule, and see where it has already mowed. You can also monitor the Automower’s progress in real time.

There are tons of programming options so that you can enjoy a perfect lawn without doing the work.

Best of all, the Automower is whisper quiet. And yes, it does a superb cutting job.

2. D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor

The D-Link water sensor protects your home from floods. It’s one of the most practical smart home solutions you can get.

You don’t need batteries–this sensor plugs directly into the wall. And it uses Wi-Fi to send notifications right to your phone.

In the past, flood detectors had a probe that if wet, set off an alarm. But the D-Link water sensor takes it to a whole new level.

Instead of probes, this sensor uses a cable that you can run along the edge of your basement floor.  If it senses any water along the cable, you’ll be notified.

3. iHome iSP6X Smart Plug

The iHome iSP6X isn’t the only smart plug on the market. But it’s hands down the best one.

It lets you control appliances and other gadgets from your smartphone, even those that aren’t smart devices themselves. 

You’ll also enjoy the smart home integration feature that lets you use Alexa or Google Assistant voice control. It also works with Apple HomeKit, Nest, Samsung SmartThings, and Wink.

There are plenty of scheduling options so that you can get your gadgets to do what you want when you want it.

Installation is a breeze and the smartphone app is user-friendly and intuitive. 

4. Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting

Smart light switches aren’t always as good as they should be. Many brands get stuck on 2-way light switches. If the light switch at the end of the hall is off, you won’t be able to turn the lights on with the app.

Lutron’s smart lighting doesn’t have this dilemma. You’ll get an easy-to-install and easy-to-program lighting solution for your home.

These smart switches work with Alexa, Nest, IFTTT, Apple HomeKit and more. The app is easy to use and has excellent features such as security mode that makes it look like you are home when you are away. 

You also can get geofencing and scene management preferences. The starter kit comes with two switches for just under $200. Each extra switch is $60.

It may not be the cheapest solution on the market, but it’s worth the price tag.

5. August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

This third-generation smart lock is pure genius. You can control your door from anywhere.

You can give keyless access to whoever you choose. And you can keep track of who comes in and when–all from the August app.

Installation is simple. You just replace your deadlock with this smart lock. That way you can keep using your regular key (if you want to).

Auto-unlock knows when you are stepping towards the door and will unlock it for you. No more fumbling for keys and dropping the groceries as you try to get the door unlocked.

The auto-lock feature locks the door when you leave so you never have to worry about leaving the door unlocked.

You can control the lock with voice-activated commands including Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.

6. iRobot’s Roomba i7+

Each generation of robot vacuum just keeps getting better and better.

This robo vac cleans your floors without you lifting a finger.

It’s got Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, can map multi-story homes, and has an adaptive camera-based navigation.

That’s not all! It can empty the dustbin without you doing a thing. Say goodbye to the days that you had to vacuum your own house. 

7. Nest Hello

Nest’s Hello is the epitome of smart. This doorbell has facial recognition that can scan the contacts you add in the app to tell you exactly whose at the door. 

You can watch real-time video feeds from your device or desktop. And you can get push alerts or emails whenever the smart doorbell detects motion or a loud sound.

It integrates with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers for a truly connected smart home. 

There are other cool features, like scheduling and geofencing if you want to program when the camera is on and off.

8. ADT Pulse 

When you think of home security, you think of ADT. The ADT Pulse is a 24/7 home monitoring system for total peace of mind.

Unlike many DIY security systems, this one gives you customer support. Plus it doubles as an automation platform for your other smart home devices.

Final Thoughts on Smart Home Solutions

We hope you enjoyed reading about these incredible smart home solutions you can use to bring the future into your home.

After all, hi-tech home solutions are designed to make your life simpler, and more automated. And these gadgets certainly do that.

Next, take a look at these 10 genius smartphone hacks that will make life easier. 

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