New Gadgets in Home Automation

Alexa, switch on the AC

Alexa, pay the electricity bill

Alexa, play party music,


The list goes on….

Seems like there is nothing that Alexa cannot do, and all electronic giants have flooded the markets with Alexa-enabled software so that all our home appliances have the Alexa app enabled in them. And to make life easier, there are yet more devices introduced into the market, let’s have a look at a few of them…


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1.     Locked and loaded Yale Assure Lock SL, a deadbolt-replacing, key-free smart lock with a built-in keypad. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities let you control the lock from anywhere — lock and unlock your door, or even share access. For hands-free unlocking, the Assure lock will auto-unlock as you get home and auto-lock once the door is closed. The lock also has a backlit keypad so, even when you don’t have your phone, you can unlock your door without the hassle of keys. Plus, you can check the door’s current security status with voice assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, and access 24/7 monitoring by setting up integrations with home automation or security systems through the Yale Access app. 

2.       Aha, this one is my favorite, Samsung’s Bespoke Family Hub refrigerator LED touchscreen, a refrigerator that allows you to see inside the fridge with its indoor camera from your smartphone and check depleted grocery stock. Now that is one device I really need to spend big bucks on.

3.       Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Smart Bulb for that smart long lasting dimmable, LED color-changing lighting options with the added benefit of voice control to turn on/off the lights. How cool!