5 Smart Devices That Can Save You Thousands In Home Damages
The last few years have seen the advent of some amazing home gadgets, including a few that could save you real money and a lot of hassle. Let's take a look at the best ones:
1. Water sensors
Water damage is probably the most common type of household disaster. Modern water sensors like iHome and Fibaro help prevent this.
These water sensors are placed next to a potentially leaky thing, such as a pipe, a sump pump, or even a fish tank. If anything goes wrong and water is suddenly detected, water sensors notify you directly on your smartphone or via smart home platforms like Apple Home Kit.
2. Freeze sensors
Even when water is not flowing, it can cause a ton of damage by freezing inside pipes and causing leaks and ruptures.
Freeze sensors from companies such as Honeywell and Roost help prevent this by notifying you before the freezing gets to critical levels.
3. Smart smoke alarms
The trouble with standard smoke alarms is you have to be at home to hear the siren going off.
A smart smoke alarm like the Google Nest Protect takes it a step further. In addition to sounding the siren, it also notifies you directly so you can call the fire department or a trusted neighbor to investigate the situation and prevent a disaster.
4. Temperature sensors
Many homes have rooms that need to be at a special controlled temperature. These include nurseries, pet enclosures, or even wine cabinets.
Smart temperature sensors, such as the Eve Degree, sit inside these rooms and alert you if the temperature changes outside of a safe range — so you can intervene in time.
5. Contact sensors
Contact sensors notify you remotely if a door or window has been opened or closed.
That's obviously helpful for home security. Contact sensors also have other potential uses — such as knowing if your kids or pets have been going where they shouldn't be.
Depending on your particular situation, getting one of these modern-day gadgets could save you thousands of dollars in averted damages and help you avoid a lot of stress and struggle. If you're ever looking to sell your home, many homebuyers will look favorably on a modern home equipped with the best safety devices.