Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you won’t have been able to avoid the emergence of new home technology that’s designed to make our lives easier and more connected.
Using the idea of the 'internet of things', many smart home devices can be easily controlled by smartphone apps and devices that have already become commonplace in properties around the world. With so many different pieces of smart technology on the market, the possibilities for an easier, more energy-efficient life are endless.
In order to give your home a smart makeover this year, this guide will be looking at a few of the most popular pieces of smart home technology now available from BLT Direct and will discuss a few of the reasons why you should try them out for yourself.
Ener-J Smart wi-fi Door & Window Sensor
One of the newest pieces of smart home technology to arrive at the BLT Direct HQ, the Ener-J Smart Wi-Fi door and window sensor takes at home security to the next level.
Using integrated Wi-Fi technology to send a notification to your smartphone when a door or window is opened, these small and discrete magnetic contact sensors are compatible with both Alexa and Google Home devices. To install the sensor, it's simply a case of applying the device to your chosen window or door and downloading the Ener-J app as this product does not require a hub to operate unlike many other products of a similar type.
Compete with fully rechargeable batteries and designed for easy maintenance, the Ener-J wi-fi door and window sensor is a must for any security-conscious homeowner.
Ener-J 5W wi-fi Smart LED GU10 Bulb
With plenty of emphasis being placed on the popularity and energy-saving benefits of LED light bulbs over their more traditional counterparts, the lighting revolution has stepped up its game to create an energy-saving light bulb that isn't just capable of providing 16 million colour options, but it can be controlled by voice activation via Amazon Alexa, Google Home or smartphone devices too!
The Ener-J 5W wi-fi Smart LED GU10 Bulb comes equipped with eight mood lighting options as well as an impressive 420 lumens of light making them ideal for setting the atmosphere you've been looking for with a click of your smartphone.
Using LED technology, these bulbs are also incredibly cost-effective to run and require very little in the way of maintenance, making them an excellent investment for any smart home.
Ener-J wi-fi Smart Wireless 720p Video Doorbell with 2 Way Audio, Motion Detection & Night Vision
There's no denying that smart doorbells have been one of the quickest to adopt technologies over the recent years, and there are plenty of reasons why these devices offer a good starting point for anyone looking to jump on the smart home bandwagon.
Not only does this doorbell from Ener-J alert homeowners to a visitor to their property, but like many other smart doorbells, it also gives you the opportunity to speak to them using two-way audio. Using a motion detector sensor, the Ener-J smart wireless video doorbell streams images and audio to your device to anywhere in the world, making it an excellent product if you are often away from home and want to keep an eye on who's coming to your property.
One thing that sets this particular model apart is its night vision capabilities. Many cheaper wireless doorbell devices are only able to offer adequate levels of video visibility during the day, but with the Ener-J model, images are clean and crisp even during the darkest of nights.
Ener-J IP65 Smart Bluetooth Fingerprint Padlock + Phone Connection Unlock via App
A new security innovation for smart homes, the Ener-G smart padlock is a must for keeping garages, sheds, bikes and anything else that can make use of a padlock safe and secure.
What makes this device so different from your standard DIY shop bought padlock is the ability to sync up to 16 fingerprints to the device so that no-one else outside of your circle can gain access to your property. There is also a second option to control the opening and closing of the lock via Bluetooth, which is ideal should you want to permit someone else to remove the lock while you are out and about.
Not only is this clever device fully rechargeable via a small USB port located on the underside of the lock, but it is also constructed of sturdy 303 stainless steel making it an excellent deterrent to thieves.
Ener-J 2 Gang Wireless Dimmable Kinetic Energy Switch
If you need to place an energy switch in a new location but don’t want to plash out of pricey electrical installation or deal with the mess and disruption, then the Ener-J 2 Gang Wireless Dimmable Kinetic Energy Switch has the answer!
With a quick 10 minute installation time, this device requires no wired power source or batteries and can be simply attached to the wall to provide a power switch for smart lighting devices. The device also has an impressive 30-metre range, so you also have the option to carry the switch around your property, and with a receiver, can also be controlled by either Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices too!
This product will work reliably for years without requiring batteries, so simply paste the switch on to any flat surface you choose and save precious time and money on installing traditional light switches around your home.
The range of products above represent just a small selection of the smart home devices and products currently in stock here at BLT Direct, so if you're looking for a little extra information or just want to find out a little more about our fantastic range of new technology designed to make life easier and more cost-effective, get in touch with the BLT Direct team today, and we'll be happy to talk you through our impressive smart home products.