Best products of 2020 home automation
Are you ready to dive into the world of the Internet of Things to automate your home? Get started with this list of the best devices for automation of 2020 we have tested and reviewed specifically for you!
How smart is your home?
Imagine for a moment if all the devices you use every day could be connected to the Internet. Not only the computer, the mini PC and the phone, absolutely everything: watches, speakers, lights, bells, cameras, windows, scales, electrical products and so on. And if all of these devices could communicate with each other, send information and respond exactly to your commands?
It is not science fiction: is the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things translation from English, a key component and essential for the smart house home automation.
Small definition: The term home automation exactly indicates the ability to automate and control the objects inside a house.
There are many categories of products for home automation, in such a way as to enable any consumer to be able to control every aspect of their own home, from the lights to the locks, and so forth. The degree of difficulty in the control and in the installation of smart devices varies according to the type of product: the bulbs do not require any configuration, while the security cameras and modems require a minimum of knowledge on the subject, although nothing extremely specific.
Here are the rankings of the best products for the automation of this in 2020, divided according to their category; you are instead looking for products compatible with Amazon’s Alexa, this is the page for you.
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Philips Hue Bulbs
The line offers Philips Hue bulbs that control not only the intensity of the light, but also the color: perfect for all those who wish to control from your smartphone also lighting! Discover the best starter kit offered by Philips>
The ecosystem Philips Hue is compatible with various systems such as Alexa, IFTTT, Siri (using Philips Hue Bridge 2.0). If you are interested in colored lights, but want a white light, this is the offer that should be seized:
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The Sonoff 4CH Pro R2 is one of the best smart switch equipped with Wi-Fi on the market. You can read our review of the product, or you can see the ranking of the models purchased on Amazon:
Hub and multi-room audio devices
Amazon echo e Alexa
The Amazon Echo are the multiroom intelligent devices designed and sold by Amazon. Empowered by Alexa, the practical Amazon’s voice assistant, these devices are able to interface with a long list of smart devices. Just a few hours to set all smart devices with Amazon Echo, so as to use them through our voice in every room.
The Echo family consists of five devices:
Amazon Echo (2nd generation) – Speaker with intelligent integration Alexa – Textile anthracite
Echo Plus (2nd generation) – Textile anthracite + Philips Hue White Bulb
Amazon Echo Spot – smart alarm clock with Alexa – Black
Wink Hub 2
The Wind Hub 2 is one of the most reliable hub and enjoys a considerable advantage, to be compatible with devices that use the Z-Wave technology, Zigbee, Lutron Clear Connect, Kidde, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It is very easy to control the lighting, lights and all smart devices.
Logitech Harmony Elite
You do not like to use the screen readers and prefer control devices in the old way, or by pressing the buttons? Logitech Harmony Elite is a universal remote control that not only the channels of the smart TV, is in fact able to control Bluetooth products, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave and Infrared.
Logitech Harmony Elite Telecomando Universale per SKY, TV Apple, fireTV, Roku, Netflix, Sonos e…
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Netgear Arlo Pro 2
Earlier this year, security camera has received numerous awards and accolades for its superb video quality, which joins a considerable ease of use. Among the many positive aspects it is impossible not to mention the functionality for detecting motion and sound, rechargeable batteries, geolocation and full compatibility with numerous smart devices.
If the price seems too can take a look also to the previous model, still very valid today: displays the product, discover or review the VSM4130 system.
LG CAM 360 Compact Camera Spherical
The LG 360 LIVE is one of the first of 360 ° surveillance cameras. Small, practical and smart: a real jewel of technology. The dimensions of 39.9 x 97.1 x 24.9 mm allow to position the device in any position. The double camera is 13 Mp, with a focal aperture F1.8 and wide angle of view of 200 °. So many technologies and advanced features, you’ll want to read the data sheet to find out all the information you need.
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Tend Secure Lynx Indoor
The camera is available only in the US market, but with the hope to see it also in Italy has been included in this list. A security camera with truly compact size that offers 1080p video, two-way audio, free cloud storage, and high-quality facial recognition technology.
All this at a very low price, making it almost an obligatory choice to all those customers in the USA, they have available a tight budget.
Nest Cam Outdoor
Nest Cam Outdoor is essentially the same camera model known for interiors, but with a weatherproof enclosure and a water-resistant power cord. It is also identical in functionality: Use your Wi-Fi to send a full-time video signal (up to 1080p) can be monitored via web and mobile app. It also provides alerts for movement (in the set areas). The Nest Aware subscription allows us to use the cloud to store infinite GB of video.
Nest NC2100IT Security Camera, White
Here are the best cameras Nest: discover the complete list.
Locks and home security systems
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
Smart Lock Pro + Connect is the latest in August offer Home and is a product with excellent quality. This intelligent third generation lock is fully compatible with HomeKit and adds some new features, including DoorSense technology, Z-Wave compatibility and Wi-Fi connectivity. It is easy to install and can be controlled remotely or with voice commands Alexa, Google and Siri Assistant. It is a fairly expensive solution, but it is the best smart lock we tested.
If you are looking for a mature and reliable supplier then ADT is the company you are looking for. ADT Pulse is certainly more expensive than a do-it-yourself system, but offers truly innovative features, including 24/7 monitoring and customer support. It is the most comprehensive home security system we have tested and also acts as the automation platform to other smart devices.
Abode Home Security Starter Kit
If you prefer an approach do-it-yourselfers to make smarter security of your home, the Home Security Kit Abode is definitely the system we were looking for. Easy to install, can be combined with dozens of Z-Wave and Zigbee products for the smart home including door locks, lighting and intelligent switches and devices Nest, to provide full coverage. It also supports voice commands Amazon’s Alexa and IFTTT functions.
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Home automation system invisible
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Heating and cooling
The heating and cooling of a home is very important, even more so when it can be smart: Read our in-depth on the best smart thermostats.
When we reviewed the Ecobee3, we appreciated the inclusion of a remote sensor to help reduce hot or cold spots in different rooms.
We are pleased to announce that the new Ecobee4 boasts all the same features as its predecessor, and more, thanks to the addition of integrated features with Amazon Alexa voice services. This means you can make sure that the thermostat performs all that Amazon Echo and his brothers can do, how to control smart devices, buy, play music and hear the latest news and weather, all using voice commands Alexa . Although this is the best weather station.
Ecobee ecobee4 thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat is equipped with integrated Wi-Fi system that allows you to control the temperature from your phone, tablet, or PC. This latest generation also has a larger display and a number of sensors in more than its predecessors. You know that some prefer this thermostat Netatmo?
3A generation Nest Thermostat, Stainless Steel
Hisense: the portable air conditioner
This portable air conditioner is a bit ‘more expensive than most portable air conditioners not connected similarly, and does not work with other smart home devices. But it is very quiet, easy to install and does a great job. It remains connected to your Wi-Fi network in a much more reliable than other options we’ve tested.
In the kitchen
Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Wi-Fi
Interested cooking with Sous Vide Stick? By using this product you can cook anywhere, you need only a Wi-Fi connection. You can cook like a real chef: the appliance tailored to cook each dish carefully. Read on Amazon to find out all the information you need.
Sous Vide Stick – Anova Precision Cooker, WiFi second generation, 900 Watts (stainless steel, 38 …
Perfect Bake Pro
The Perfect Bake Pro is a baking scale connected to an app that helps newbies (and even more experienced bakers) to keep the cooking of various foods under control. Follow the app while the measurement scale everything you add. As long as you can distinguish salt from sugar, you’re probably fine.
Food processor smart
The food processor is the latest idea in the restaurant and good food. Of the robots that help to cook just as if they were an aid-trained chef. They attend every cook and every chef in the preparation (and cooking) of a long list of foods. This below is the list of most purchased on Amazon, but you can also read our guide to buying the best of this 2020 model.
iRobot Roomba 960
The iRobot Roomba 960 robot vacuum cleaner is one of the best available. Produced by a leading company with over 25 years of experience, the device is perfect to clean with care and attention to every corner of the house. This is the review of the Roomba 960.
iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Cleaning System Dirt Detect, Brushes Tangle-Free for …
iRobot Braava Jet 240
Small, quiet and perfect for those who live in small or large apartments. Coupled with the model just described can be cleaned in depth, simulating (and improving) the laborious work done by us humans. This is our guide on the best floor cleaning robot.
iRobot 240 Braava Jet – Floor Washing Robot 3 in 1, Suitable for bathrooms and kitchens, cleans Dry, …
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Health and beauty
Using new technologies to control your weight is a really smart move. The QardioBase 2 detects fat, BMI, water, muscle mass, bone composition and also works seamlessly with the pregnant women. All measured data is automatically sent to the smartphone via an app made ad hoc, compatible with both Android and iOS. In this case, even the aesthetics plays an important role: this scale is really nice to see!
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We have reached the end of this article on the best products for the automation of 2020. Do you know that for some time you can always configure multiple smart products? So we’ve written a clear guide on the DIY home automation. We hope we have made clear all your doubts!
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