20 Smart Gadgets for Your New Home
These gadgets will give you a taste of the control you will have over your home in the future. No more worrying about the burglars or the package delivery. Stop wasting energy or use it to grow plants like a pro.
Nest Cam Security Camera
This is one of the smartest cameras out there – it detects motion or sound and sends you an alert on your mobile and an e-mail with an image of what happened. Nest Cam has a mic and speaker, so you can hear what’s going on and talk back as well.
Price: £149.00 BUY IT HERE
Hive Window or Door Sensor
The Hive Window or Door Sensor alerts you if your window or door has been opened or closed when you’re away from home. No more paranoid thoughts.
Price: £54.99 BUY IT HERE
Canary All-in-One Home Security Device
Stream real-time video of your home with Canary’s 1080p HD camera, 147-degree wide-angle lens, and automatic night vision. You can activate a 90+ dB siren, use motion-activated recording, and auto-arm/disarm. Monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity.
Price: £159 BUY IT HERE
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. It plays music, talks news, sports scores, weather and more. It controls lights, switches, thermostats and whatnot. Prime members can ask Alexa to order eligible products they’ve ordered before.
Price £149.99 BUY IT HERE
Amazon Echo Dot
If you prefer to use your own speakers, Amazon Echo Dot is what you should be buying. It is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more.
Price £49.99 BUY IT HERE
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
Wondering which wireless speaker to get for your home? Wireless and ultra-compact so you can enjoy Bose sound wherever you are. Use built-in speakerphone to take calls. Rechargable battery lasts up to 10 hours!
Price: 149.99 BUY IT HERE
Nest Protect 2nd Generation Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Detects smoke and Carbon Monoxide. Nest Protect also alerts your phone when something’s wrong in case you’re not home.
Price: 89 BUY IT HERE
Belkin N300 Wall Plug Mounted Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster
You will need this if you live in a house or maisonette in London! Extend Wi-Fi coverage to hard to reach areas of your home or office virtually eliminating dead spots. Boost your connectivity – with speeds of up to 300 Mbps ideal for video streaming.
Price: 14.43 BUY IT HERE
Hive 2 – Active Heating and Hot Water with installation (works with Amazon Alexa)
Control your heating at home from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Professionally installed by a British Gas engineer, no matter who supplies your energy. You could save up to £150 a year on your heating bills!
Price: £249 BUY IT HERE
tado Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit V3
Control your heating with the tado smart radiator thermostat from everywhere and anytime – via app, tablet and PC. tado pays for itself within the first year.
Price: £179.99 BUY IT HERE
Bluetooth Light ON OFF Switch Home Automation
Remote control lights by smartphone/tablet anytime, anywhere.
Price: £44.99 BUY IT HERE
Philips Hue Go Personal Wireless Lighting LED Table Lamp
Full control from the smart device, it can be connected up to 50 Hue bulbs and lamps (requires hue bridge available with hue starter kits).
Price: £79.99 BUY IT HERE
Philips Living Colours Micro Colour Changing Mood Light
Simply touch to set your favourite one from 64 different colours. Long lasting high quality LED light – saves energy.
Price: £31 BUY IT HERE
Philips Hue 230 V Wireless Lighting Dimmer Switch
Smooth and effortless dimming for Hue lights, start your Hue ecosystem with the dimmer kit/dimmer switch.
Price: £19.99 BUY IT HERE
Wemo Switch Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Use motion to turn electronics on and off or put your electronic devices on a schedule. Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away.
Price: 69.99 BUY IT HERE
Vileda Cleaning Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Sweeps and vacuums hard floors and short pile carpets. With intelligent navigation system that enables the robot find its way round the room.
Price: £102 BUY IT HERE
Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security Camera and Light with Person Animal and Car Recognition
Detects and reports in real time when someone loiters around your home, a car enters your driveway or your pet is in the yard. Integrated smart floodlight which switches on only when needed, to help deter unwanted visitors, cars, animals or all three.
Price: £249 BUY IT HERE
Green Feathers Wireless Bird Box Camera with Night Vision
Tiny Camera for Bird Boxes – the Green Feathers camera by SpyCamera CCTV is designed to sit inside a bird nesting box, letting you watch incredible live close up images as chicks hatch and grow. Price: £42 BUY IT HERE
iSmartAlarm Home Security System
Complete control of your home security system in the palm of your hand with your smartphone app. There are no 3-year contracts and no monthly fees.
Price: £99.99 BUY IT HERE
Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden
Grow fresh herbs at home with zero effort. Comes with an energy-efficient LED grow light and a tiny footprint.
Price: 47.95 BUY IT HERE
Which smart gadget would you recommend to London homeowners?
NB! Prices were correct at the time of publishing on 7th December 2016 and are subject to change! For up to date prices and product information please visit the link next to the price.