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As technologies advance, our homes do too. Throughout the past couple of years, smart home devices have started filling our houses with helpful technology that makes life a little easier.
From the ever-popular voice assistants to smart televisions to light bulbs that change color with the touch of your smartphone, customizing our homes to our needs has never been easier.
When living in military housing, you might think that temporary housing means you can’t integrate smart home technology into your house. Fortunately, there are plenty of portable gadgets available that you can take anywhere you move and don’t require any installation! Read below for 25 smart technologies you can easily integrate into your military home, from your bedroom to your kitchen:
Smart Home Technology for Military Homes
Overall Smart Home Gadgets
WiFi Range Extender
If you want your home to truly be smart, making sure you have a strong WiFi connection is necessary. With multiple users and smart devices, your WiFi router might not be able to handle all your needs properly. Simply plug in a WiFi range extender that boosts signal around your home for a stress-free smart home experience!
Using a smart vacuum cleaner is an easy way to keep your floors tidy without constant effort. Robot vacuums like the ECOVACS DEEBOT connect to an app to schedule cleaning sessions and track progress.
Whether you want it for security purposes or to monitor the pets while you’re out, smart security systems simply plug into an outlet, connect to WiFi, and allow you to watch over your home through an app.
Smart plugs are a simple way to automate your home. The TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi Plug aggregates your plugged-in devices into an app to control what’s on and when. This is especially nice for saving energy!
Amazon Dash Button
A simple device that helps get so much done. If you are an Amazon Prime member, these Amazon Dash Buttons let you order items quickly, at the push of a finger. On your last roll of toilet paper? Last load of laundry detergent? Need more snacks for the kids? These buttons have you covered.
Smart Living Room Gadgets
YouTube, Netflix, Hulu … whatever you want, you can stream on a smart television. The TCL Roku TV consolidates all of your streaming services via WiFi and can easily be hooked up to a cable box or DVD player.
The voice assistant has been making its way into many households recently as an amazing tool to automate your home. The Amazon Alexa can play music, call people, place orders, read recipes, turn on lights, and more!
Simply replace the regular bulbs in your lamps with smart light bulbs, and light up your home in various ways at the touch of your finger. MagicLight bulbs give you the power to change light color, dimness, and schedule.
Consolidate your remotes into one (or two, if you count your smartphone) with a smart remote. Having multiple devices can get confusing and cumbersome, so this Logitech smart remote helps cut down clutter and confusion.
Play high-quality sound throughout your living room with the Sonos Sound System. This compact speaker can connect to your Alexa device for music streaming or be used for your TV's surround sound setup.
Smart Bedroom Gadgets
If getting up is difficult in the morning, try upgrading your alarm to a smart alarm clock. The Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock wakes you up with a natural sunrise effect.
Buying a new mattress is a big task, but if you’re due for a new one, consider a smart mattress. Eight Sleep offers the Jupiter+ smart mattress that integrates sleep tracking on your smartphone with comfortable memory foam.
Because you can’t install a new A/C in your military home, investing in a smart fan might be the solution for keeping you cool. The Dyson Cool Link connects to your phone to easily control airflow and give updates on air quality.
Easily keep track of your health progress with a smart scale. The WiFi-enabled Yunmai smart scale records your progress and stores your information in a handy app. This scale is also compatible with Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health, and more to give a well-rounded look at your health.
For the nursery, smart changing pads allow you to change diapers while monitoring your baby's health. The Hatch Baby Grow smart changing pad tracks weight in an app, giving you growth charts and a place to track other information such as feeding schedules and goals.
Smart Kitchen Gadgets
Having a cup of coffee waiting for you in the morning is surely a great way to get your day started. The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffee Maker connects to WiFi so you can program brew timers from your phone.
No room for a garden? Having a smart garden in your kitchen is an amazing opportunity to have fresh herbs at all times, no matter the weather outside. The AeroGarden may be on the pricier side, but alerts for water, food, and light will ensure that your plants thrive - and will save you trips to the grocery store.
If you’re a baker or just want to keep track of the calories you’re consuming, a smart kitchen scale can help make your measurements precise. The Greater Goods Digital Food Scale calculates both weight and related calories.
The power of the tablet is more important than you’d think when it comes to the kitchen. Imagine: No more heavy cookbooks to pack between every PCS move. That, plus easy scrolling and the Internet to search for recipes, make a tablet one of the most used smart kitchen accessories.
Sometimes cooking a full meal seems daunting. Luckily, smart cooking devices like Sous Vide Precision Cooker and the WiFi-enabled Crock-Pot connect to apps to easily cook and monitor your meal's progress.
Make your life a little easier by using these smart home devices in your military home! All of these products can easily pack up and move with you wherever life in the military may take you, so you’re investing in a smarter, easier future no matter where you live.