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The apps that will make your smart home a smarter place

You probably never imagined what all you could do with the Smart home apps. Here are a few apps that will help you around with controlling your smart home devices from anywhere. The best part is that just one app can control several devices in your smart home.

Peel

The Peel app

The Peel app until now allowed you to use your smartphone as a remote for the Infrared controlled home appliances and devices. Lately, they have upgraded to include the controlling of smart home devices using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. From thermostats, security systems to audio systems and of course the TV and the DVR the app will give you the power to control a host of devices.

It is essential for your smartphone to have an IR blaster to control the IR controlled devices. The devices, which do not have the IR blaster, but have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can be controlled using these. This Smart home app is hands down the coolest in this list or any list for that matter.

Yonomi

Yonomi

Would you be interested in spending huge amounts of money on smart home hubs or prefer a free app to allow you to control various devices at your home? At least before you buy a smart hub, try the Yonomi app for a couple of days.

The app will pause the music on your audio system whenever you receive a call to say the least. This smart app will use your audio system to greet you when you reach home and would play your favorite tracks. You can control several devices including the Nest thermostat from the Yonomi app.

Savant

Savant

Savant Systems is a well-known name in the world of home automation. After the hardware, they have developed an Android and iOS friendly app to make the life of Savant smart homeowners easy. The app gives the user power to create and edit various scenes in the home automation setup.

The user needs to add the devices to perform in a scene and save them. They call the app as the ‘Single App Home’. The app allows multiple users to save their scene preferences. You can set the ambience around you by a few swipes on your smartphone screen.

Alarm.com

Alarm.com

You will be able to know what’s going on in your home when you are away by an app from Alarm.com. The app is been specifically designed for the customers of Alarm systems and is free. With this single app, you can connect to all the smart devices in your home. You have the liberty to arm or disarm you security system from miles away from this app. You can watch your kids or pet at home from anywhere in the world, provided you have a mobile network there.

Loxone

Loxone

You will be able to control your Loxone Smart home remotely with the help of two apps. The first one is the ‘Loxone App classic’ and the second one ‘The Loxone App 4.0.3’. The difference is that you can use the latter one for iOS7 and above and Android 4.4 and above.

The earlier app can be used for up to iOS7 and Android 4.4 compatible devices. You can control the temperature, blinds, lights, audio, security devices and more from these apps regardless of where you are.

As you keep adding new devices in your smart phone to automate more and more processes, controlling them with different apps is cumbersome. When all the smart devices in your smart home can be managed by a single app, life becomes easy. Try out the apps in the list to see which one is the best for you.

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