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The best smart home devices for 2019

Posted on May 10th, 2019

We all have smartphones, and most of us have smart meters or smart TVs. But there’s so much more to smart devices that just that! Here are the best smart home devices you need for 2019.

Amazon Echo

Best smart home devices 2019

The Amazon Echo is an all-in-one smart home hub. You’ve probably heard people raving about it and in our opinion, the raving is well deserved.

You can control any smart device in your home through the Echo using just your voice and there are many other fun and useful features that you’re bound to use at least once or twice. It’s like a little personal assistant!


Irobot Roomba 980

Fed up of vacuuming every day? Then this is the smart device for you. The Irobot Roomba 980 will set course through your home, cleverly avoiding walls and spaces too small for it, cleaning up dust and debris as it goes.

Once it’s full, a light will flash to indicate that you need to empty the chamber. Simply clean out the machine and away it goes again. And whilst you’ll still need to hoover heavily used areas of the home, the Roomba will make your routine hoovering much less frequent.

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

The WeMo Insight Switch from Belkin allows you to plug in any device, smart or not, and connect it to your smartphone. Through the phone app, you can access information such as the energy usage of connected devices, set schedules and routines, and monitor your devices from anywhere.

Nest Learning Thermostat

The bst smart home devices 2019

The Nest Learning Thermostat is a smart thermostat with a difference: Not only can it detect the temperature of multiple rooms, but it can also detect for many people are in each room.

This means that it can adjust the temperature of individual rooms when people are using that specific room, meaning you waste less energy and therefore save more money. But that’s not all it can do – it also functions as a personal assistant thanks to its Amazon Alexa integration.


Philips Hue White starter kit

This smart lightbulb starter kit comes highly recommended for those just starting out with smart home devices. Simply install the smart bulbs into your desired rooms, connect them to your smart home hub, and away you go. You can turn them on, off, or adjust their brightness with only your voice. Very useful when you’ve just settled down and forgotten to turn off the landing light.

Nest Protect

Nest Protect is a smart smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. It can detect smoke from both fast and slow burning fires, and its built-in humidity detector lowers the risk of false alarms. What’s more, the device takes over 400 tests per day automatically, so you can rest assured that should the worst happen, you will know about it.

August Smart Lock Pro

Best smart home devices 2019To protect your home from intruders, you need the Smart Lock Pro from August. You can lock and unlock your door without the key by using your mobile device and even track the number of people going in and out of the home.

When you’re away, the device will also let you know when the door is opened, so that you can immediately detect if there are unwanted visitors.


If you buy a new Seddon home, you can also purchase a number of extras. These include:

Video doorbells

You’ll never have to avoid the front door as you crouch in silence again! With a video doorbell, you’ll be able to see exactly who is at your door without making it obvious that you’re at home. That way, you can make an informed choice as to whether you even want to open it, making your home safer for you and your family.


This video-integrated floodlight system is the ultimate safeguard for your home. Not only will it see any intruders and record them where they stand, but the bright floodlights will act as a deterrent to those who get too close.

Our homes are built for life

Seddon Homes build properties that work with the needs and wants of modern times. Our build quality is always exceptional and our additional extras help to make your home that much more safe and secure. So, if you’re looking for the ideal family home to carry you and your family through life, then look no further. Browse our stunning new build homes near you.

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