While picking the latest technology home systems, you need to consider which one is good or bad depending on its components and customer reviews. You also need to make sure if the device is compatible for your home or not, as it will go waste if you purchase an Alexa and there is no internet connection at your place. Or if the devices are not able to interconnect to each other because of the difference in brands, it’s pointless. So considering the factors of availability of requirements and the quality of the product, let us look at the best smart home devices which are available in the market today.
Alexa is probably the smartest smart home ecosystems available to people today. It is now available in several devices such as thermostats, televisions and Amazon echo. It is easy to control and works over voice command. Alexa can perform several tasks such as predicting the weather, playing music, turning light off and on. Amazon’s Alexa is compatible with many companies such as Philips, Samsung, Nest, which meaning Alexa can do a lot more than setting your alarm.
Google is an equal competitor to Alexa for providing a home system called Google Assistant. Google has less third-party integrations, which is the only reason it stands in the second spot. Other than that, Google Assistant can more answer to more commands and questions than Alexa due to Google’s major ownership of the search engine space. Assistant can integrate with brands such as Philips, Belkin, August, Nest and also apps such as Spotify and Uber.
Wink Hub 2
It is an opensource version of home systems which is capable of picking different smart products and merge them seamlessly with one another. It is typically designed for mainstream consumers. Wink Hub 2 can support Bluetooth LE, Kidde, Lutron ClearConnect, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, etc. You can easily install a fully functional system for your living room or kitchen and control all the lightings and hardware with the Wink Hub app on your smartphone.
Samsung SmartThings Hub
SmartThings Hub is a smart home system which can integrate a wide range of smart devices from several brands. It has a wall-mount and can get full access to the devices connected to it through SmartThings application on your smartphone. Samsung has been growing its artificial intelligence for the past few years, and the Hub’s product lineup has expanded to add Wi-Fi plug, Lightbulb, and SmartThings Cam. With SmartThings hub you can control to smart devices to do various tasks such as turning the light on or off when you walk in or out of the room, it can understand voice commands and can also integrate Amazon Alexa and Google Assitant to the system.