Utah real estate has been booming—and it doesn’t hurt that the Beehive State is also at the forefront of the smart home movement. If you’re thinking of investing in your own patch of Utah, now’s a great time, and you can give your new property an extra edge with the latest innovation in smart home devices.
Forget motion-triggered lights and smart smoke detectors. The following seven devices take smart homes to a whole new level—and have the potential to improve your quality of life.
Give your pearly whites the extra TLC they deserve with this smart floss dispenser. Flosstime mounts directly to your bathroom mirror and dispenses eighteen inches of floss with just the tap of your finger. This smart device provides a constant reminder that your teeth need more than just a brushing twice per day. The ease and convenience is a great way to get the whole family in the habit of flossing regularly. And the novelty engages the littlest members of your household in this healthy dental care habit.
- Quirky Egg Minder
It’s no surprise that the makers of this enigmatic smart device put the word “quirky” right in the name. The Quirky Egg Minder Smart Egg Tray solves a problem you may not know you have: waking up ready to whip up an awesome omelet and finding out that you are eggless. With this smart egg tray, you’ll never run out of this healthy protein source again. It keeps track of how fresh your eggs are and sends a notification to your smartphone when it’s time to replenish or use up an aging supply.
- Vivint Garage Door Controller
You might think you already know everything there is to know about garage door openers, but Vivint has raised the bar with its smart garage door controller. Say goodbye to running out of the garage before it closes or contorting your body to avoid tripping the sensor and raising the door accidentally.
With this piece of smart tech, you can open and close the garage with a remote and Amazon Alexa voice control from the bathtub, when you’re halfway to the grocery store, or from the office—you can even pop it open to let the FedEx delivery agent drop a package safely inside your garage. You’ll also receive push notifications every time the garage door opens or closes.
- Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad and Wi-Fi Scale
Do you have children or are kids in your future? Lucky for you, the smart home market has wee ones in mind.
This smart device isn’t your grandma’s changing pad. When you put your little one down for a fresh diaper, the Smart Changing Pad gives you a full readout that includes stats about your baby’s weight, food intake, number of diaper changes, and more. For millennial parents who read every baby blog out there, this extra data is just what the doctor ordered to help you feel at ease.
Kids aren’t the only family members that can benefit from smart home tech. This smart pet device lets you check in on your furry friends when you’re away from home—and it even shoots treats out so you can play with your pets from anywhere. Furbo also comes with a two-way audio feature that lets you talk to your precious pup. And you can help them calm down if they get upset because Furbo sends you alerts when your pooch is barking.
- June Intelligent Oven
Experienced foodies and newbies to the kitchen alike love this smart oven that virtually eliminates the risk of overcooking or undercooking anything ever again. June, a countertop oven, uses HD cameras, artificial intelligence, and an internal thermometer to help you cook every dish to perfection every time. For those of you watching your waistline, it also weighs whatever you’re making so you can cook accurate portion sizes and better meet your weight loss goals.
- August Smart Lock
Security is a mainstay of smart home automation, and the August Smart Lock is the perfect example of why. You can turn your smartphone into your key and keep track of who comes and goes through the app that comes with this smart lock. There’s also extra security because the August lock is installed on the inside of your door, not the outside. This way, no one else can tell that you have a smart lock. It’s also compatible with Siri, the Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa for remote and voice control.
Seeking out a new home or investment property is always exciting, but with the smart tech revolution in full swing, even formerly boring details of a home take on a new luster. If you haven’t added smart devices to your list of must-haves, it’s time to give that list an overhaul. Take a closer look at how smart home devices can make your life easier—and possibly increase the value of your house.