How many times have you left the house wondering if you shut the lights off, if the temperature was turned up or if the door was locked? Well, in today’s increasingly connected world, you don’t have to worry about these things anymore. In fact, you can turn your lights on or off right from your smartphone. Over the last few years, more and more connected home devices have come to market, creating what’s now called “the smart home.” We’re able to control a number of things from our smartphones and, in the future, many of these devices will be able to talk to each other. Out of milk? Need more cheese? It won’t be long before your fridge automatically builds a grocery list for you.
As the holidays approach, you may want to consider adding one or more of these smart home gadgets to your shopping list. Not only are they neat devices, but many can save you money on things like energy and heating, too. Our infographic-meets-gift guide will give you an idea of what’s out there and what you need to know about the connected abode.