It’s official. It’s time of year again. Summer has landed . Inevitably, millions of us will take vacations to some warmer climate, where we will spend days away from the azure waterfront before abruptly returning to grim reality.
But as long as you leave your work and your smartphones at home, keeping your home safe will follow you wherever you go.
To calm your nerves, you should consider installing these six smart home products. It will prevent fire and flood damage, protect you from any burglars and is absolutely worth the money.
Smart Valves: for flood prevention
A few months ago, we reviewed various smart valves on the market. One in particular stood out — the Waxman LeakSMART smart water valve. While this is no longer sold on Amazon, you can purchase it directly from the manufacturer for as little as $250.
This is in two parts. One of them is an automated valve. Second humidity sensor. You replace your mechanical valve with an automatic one and place a moisture sensor under the pipes. The moment an explosion occurs, LeakSMART turns on and automatically turns off the water supply.
Nest Protect: 4000 mile smoke detection
You don’t have to light a candle or forget you have pizza in the oven to start a house fire. Some faulty electrical devices have been known to cause them in the past.
You may remember when the US International Trade Commission (ITC, not to be confused with the FTC) banned these annoying «hoverboards» on the grounds that many of them were poorly built and could catch fire (as many did).
Once installed, it can tell you if it detects smoke or carbon monoxide no matter where you are, giving you valuable time to call emergency services.
Nest Cam: to see who is spying around
If you’re looking for a smart security camera, you can’t do much better than the Nest Cam. It only costs $189.99 on Amazon, or $494.00 for a pack of three. It lets you see what’s going on in your home in vivid 1080p resolution.