Best smart home gadgets for your doors and windows
Chances are, you don't spend a ton of time thinking about your doors and windows. They're there, they let light and people in, and that's pretty much that. We lock them before we go to bed, and we typically only pay attention to them when something breaks. But you should probably think about them a little more—especially how to make them safer. And we have some of the best smart home gadgets to make your doors and windows even better.
Your doors and windows get a lot of use and are some of the most important parts of your house. But how often do you think about how you can improve them and make them more secure? Well, we have done the thinking for you. Do you know anyone who really likes to clean windows? Probably not. Instead, get a window-cleaning robot. What about the doggie door that can let anything in and out? That’s probably not the best idea ever. And your window blinds could definitely use an upgrade. Thanks to us, you’ll have all the ideas for some of the best smart home gadgets you can get.
Once you have a look at this list, you’re going to want to make some changes to your house.
IKEA FYRTUR Smart Window Blinds
Effortlessly control the amount of light that comes into your room with the IKEA FYRTUR Smart Window Blinds. Complete with an included remote and smartphone control, this device makes it easy for you to lower and raise the shades. These smart blinds also work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit for convenient control. In addition, you can even use the app to set a timer. Finally, they come with a removable battery pack, eliminating the need to wire them into your home.
iBlinds Smart Home Blinds Controller
Now you can get all the sun you want during the day without having to pull that pesky blind cord. That’s thanks to an iBlinds Smart Home Blinds Controller, which uses a Z-Wave blind motor. This Z-Wave Plus smart blind motor automates your current window treatment. If you have corded-lift horizontal blinds that are 2–2.5 inches in width, this smart window treatment option will work for you. Moreover, using a supported Z-Wave hub, they’ll integrate seamlessly with your current Amazon Alexa or Google Home setup, allowing you to speak your commands.
iSmartAlarm Contact Sensor Door & Window Alarm
Know what’s happening at every entrance to your home with the iSmartAlarm Contact Sensor Door & Window Alarm. This compact gadget attaches to both sides of your door or window, notifying you instantly if it opens. A completely wireless device, this sensor uses batteries to stay powered up. Plus, it’s easy to install these sensors with the included double-sided tape. What’s more, this window sensor requires the CubeOne central hub to communicate with. It’ll alert the hub if any of these sensors detect a breach in your settings, setting off the CubeOne 110-decibel alarm.
Limodo Window Wizard Smart Window Cleaning Robot
Leave the elbow grease to the Limodo Window Wizard Smart Window Cleaning Robot. This clever robot uses a powerful suction system to attach to your glass windows and doors. Armed with smart sensors, the Window Wizard works effortlessly to scrub away smudges and dirt. It can even determine its own path and detect edges to ensure efficiency with every clean. Under the sleek exterior, the Window Wizard works diligently on even the grimiest of surfaces. It gets its power from the cord or relies on its 30-minute backup battery if an outlet isn’t nearby.
August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock
The August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock connects directly to your home Wi-Fi network and allows you to remotely lock or unlock your door, check door status, and grant virtual guest keys. You can even see who is coming and going. It attaches easily to your existing deadbolt so you can keep your original keys. It’s also compact, so it will work with any door and won’t look like an eyesore. And you won’t believe the extra features in this lock. Via your phone or your smartwatch, this smart lock can sense when you are coming or going and automatically lock or unlock the door for you.
SureFlap Automatic Microchip Pet Door
Give your pet the freedom to roam with the SureFlap Automatic Microchip Pet Door. And, unlike traditional pet doors, this one has security. This microchip cat device uses your pet’s chip. As your pet approaches, the door opens to grant access. However, other animals, whether it’s the neighbor’s cat or a squirrel, cannot enter. This gives you total peace of mind that Fido can come home safely whenever he wants. This microchip dog door also works for multi-animal homes. In fact, it can store microchip data for up to 32 different pets.
Split-Style Security Door Lock
For those of you who don’t prefer traditional designs, this Split-Style Security Door Lock is worth a try. It can secure your main door in style. Made of zinc alloy with a plating process, this lock is sturdy as well as corrosion-free. Additionally, the simple design of the lock also provides a comfortable grip. The entire kit comes with the lock body, cylinder lock, iron sheet, keys, screws, and other accessories. You can easily install it on the front or back of your door, and the direction of the handle can be easily adjusted accordingly.
Ultraloq UL3 BT Smart Lever Lock
Forget about forgetting your keys by installing the Ultraloq UL3 BT Smart Lever Lock on your front door. This keyless smart lock uses a fingerprint scanner for top-notch security. You can set a password with the number pad if you prefer—or if you want to give a family member access. What’s more, this keyless deadbolt connects to your smartphone through the Ultraloq app. Through this venue, you can set codes, view who’s entered and exited your home, and more. In fact, you can even use the app to get into your house by pressing unlock when you’re near, thanks to its Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
We’re not sure about you, but that window-cleaning robot is on our list. No more cleaning windows? Yes, please! Which of these items did you put on your list? Let us know!
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