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Smart Homes: What is the Best Device for Your Home?


If you are looking to purchase a smart-home device, it can be difficult to decide what the best one is for your home. There are many devices that all claim to do something different and better than their competitors. To help you make a decision on what smart-home device is best for your home, we have compiled a list of all of the popular options and ranked them from 1st place down to 10th place, with our reasoning behind each ranking.

1) Nest Learning Thermostat

This thermostat learns about your personal preferences and adjusts itself accordingly so that you aren't wasting energy or money on heating/cooling an empty house! It's also easy to install yourself without hiring someone else and there are no monthly service fees!

2) Philips Hue Lights

These are a great option if you're looking for something that is easy to install and doesn't require any wiring! If you have the Philips Smart Hub, it will also work with other smart devices in your home so they can all communicate.

3) Amazon Echo

This device is great if you want to control your music, ask questions and get answers from the internet with just your voice! It also has a variety of "skills" that can be added on so it doesn't have any limitations.

4) Nest Cam

This camera has a great night vision system and is compatible with other Nest products in your home. It also comes with a two-year warranty which gives you peace of mind that it will last!

5) Philips Hue Bulbs

These bulbs are a great option if you're looking for the best color range to coordinate with your décor! They also have an app that lets you change colors on demand, set schedules and sync them with other lights in your home.

6) Amazon Echo Dot

If you already have an Amazon Alexa device but are looking for something a little more compact, the dot is great! It's basically like the full size version that can fit in your bedroom.

7) Nest Protect

This device is great if you want to keep an eye on your home while you are away! Not only will it alert you of any changes in temperature or smoke, but it also has a feature that alerts the fire department and turns off gas/electricity.

8) Philips Hue Motion Sensor

This device is great if you want to turn your lights on and off with just a wave of a hand and it also has a two year warranty!

9) Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Amazing because they give you the most customization options, but every smart home device has its own strengths. If none of these appeal to you, make sure to do your research and find the one that best suits your needs!

10) Nest Cam Outdoor

This camera is great if you have an outdoor area or backyard and want to monitor it. It's a top seller for the Nest brand but does require wiring which can be pricey.

Final Notes

We ranked them with our reasoning behind each ranking and we hope it helps you decide on what will work best for your home! If you want more information about smart-home devices or need help picking one out, contact us at your convenience and we will be happy to help!

partnered post • cc-licensed image by Lynn Friedman