Home Automation

Low-cost home automation devices to turn your dumb home smart

Many people feel that home automation comes with a big price, so it is like a farfetched dream for many.Turning a home into a smart home is expensive but you can always prioritize in order to automate your home suiting your budget. Start with small changes rather than going for a big transformation altogether, thus sticking to your budget.

For instance, start with connecting all the light bulbs in your home, and then take the next step to make your doors smart and so on. Here we have brought for you some low cost home automation devices that will perfectly fit in your budget and are super smart.

Low cost automation devices the fit in your budget

Get these cheap home automation devices and turn your home smartin an affordable way:

  • Hook

Hook is an affordable home automation device that lets you take control of the electrical outlets and light bulbs with internet, your phone and a single Hook. It is a project on Kickstarter as of now and it is claiming to transform a dumb home into a smart home for under $100.It thrives to connect RF devices such asbulb sockets, switches, motorized window blinds, and LED strips to the internet.

Hook requires a Smartphone to run its app upon and a Wi-Fi connection.Hook performs the remote’s on-off functions and allows the user to control light bulbs and other outlets from anywhere in their house using the Smartphone app.

  • Honeywell Evohome

Another home automation device that will convince you to get it home because of its cost-effective nature and ultimate capability. Connect Honeywell Evohome to the radiator and boiler in your home; it enables you to control entire heating system from the central console or a Smartphone app. This device helps the user to save energy at home and increases comfort and convenience, as it allows user to create up to 12 zones at home.

Honeywell Evohome allows you to have multiple radiators in each zone and enable each zone to maintain its different temperature. For instance, you can have different temperature set in different rooms, or set one temperature in the entire home with the help of a single app on your Smartphone.

  • Piper nv + Z-Wave Pack

Electronically tilts, 3.4-megapixel sensor with 180-degree fisheye lens, 10x zoom capacity, records 1080p video, all these are the stunning features of the Piper nv home security camera. What is even more impressive is that you can control all these features in this camera from anywhere through your Smartphone, and the range of Z-wave accessories that you can integrate with it to enhance its function, such as turning the camera to a reading light from the app.

  • Sonos Play 1

Sonos Play 1 is a wireless HiFi system that is compatible with iOs, Android, and Windows is the cheapest and smallest speakers that offer two custom designed drivers with amplifiers inside them. Stream your entire music library or play internet radio from the app, the high quality speakers and the sound bar play it all. You can control its functioning from anywhere with the help of your Smartphone.

  • Belkin WeMo Switch

If you are unable to automate your entire home then you need to get the hang of some small and individual home automation devices that are cheap and help you to automate your home gradually.Belkin WeMo Switchplugs into an outlet in your home and you can plug any device whose functioning you want to control from anywhere through your Smartphone.

Turning your dumb home to a smart home is cheaper than you think. All you need to learn is to prioritize and pick low-cost yet high quality home automation devices that fit well within your budget.


Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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