Smart devices are becoming an expectation in your home. From smart locks, to thermostats to smoke detectors, you now can enjoy the convenience of managing and monitoring your home from any where, anytime.
Luckily for us, these devices are affordable and take minimal time or skill to install. In addition, the investment may help give your home an edge that may help speed up the sale, score the asking price, and make your listing more attractive.
Here are our top picks if you are looking to invest in smart devices in 2023.
5 Best Smart Home Devices for 2023
1. Secure the Front Door With a Smart Lock
Smart locks come with a wealth of valuable features that new homeowners will appreciate, including auto-lock and unlock functions, remote locking capabilities, and the ability to create unique passcodes for guests and contractors. Just like a smart doorbell, installing a smart lock gives an extra layer of security to the home’s front door. Some locks even come with voice control options, which allows for hands-free control using Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant. Yonomi is the integration platform for Schlage Encode locks and is an Allegion Brand. Check out our review of the Schlage Encode here.
For home and rental Yonomi Recommends: Schlage Encode
2. Replace Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smarten up your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and save your future buyer’s sanity by sparing them from those jarring chirps in the middle of the night. Intelligent smoke/CO detectors will send alerts to your smartphone if smoke is detected or if their battery is running low. Peace of mind is priceless, and offering it to potential homebuyers adds an element of safety to the home.
Yonomi Recommends: Nest Protect
3. Add Simple Surveillance With a Video Doorbell
When placed at the front door, smart video doorbells can add an extra feeling of security. When a smart doorbell detects motion or if the doorbell is pressed, it will alert your smartphone while also saving the video clip. These devices come with incredible video quality, so you can see visitors clearly and even communicate with them through the app with your voice. You can choose models that require hardwired connections, or you can go the battery-powered route. These devices are relatively simple to install and come with clear, step-by-step instructions.
4. Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are one of the most sought-after devices for homebuyers. There are so many benefits to installing them, including easily creating a more comfortable temperature and saving energy and money on bills. Many smart thermostats come with a number of impressive features, including voice control, which allows you to set the temperature with your voice, and geofencing, which enables the thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature depending on whether or not you’re occupying the space.
Most installations can be made without hiring an HVAC specialist. If you’ve never installed a smart thermostat before, check out this helpful article.
5. Lighten Up With Smart Light Bulbs and Switches
Give potential homebuyers a brighter experience with smart lighting - after all, 63 percent of survey participants would want a smart lighting system pre-installed. A simple and affordable way to implement smart lights in your home is by installing smart LEDs. A more endurable option is a smart switch. You can purchase a starter kit that contains multiple bulbs so you can swap out your current bulbs in lamps and fixtures. The process is simple - after replacing the bulbs, set up the smart hub, which connects the bulbs to your WiFi - or use wifi bulbs and switches that don't require a hub.
The increased convenience and improved efficiency of smart devices will make your life a lot easier!