If you’re like most parents, you probably wish you had time to take care of things around your house, to watch over your children, or to secure your home. Luckily, technological advancements have led to an abundance of “smart home” devices that can run your household while you’re at work, on a family outing, or sleeping.
Ecobee Fifth Generation Smart Thermostat
While most thermostats can only read the temperature in one room, ecobee’s room sensors can identify and manage hot and cold spots through intelligent scheduling, smartphone control, and presence detection that can adjust your HVAC system when you’re not home. The brand-new fifth-generation model boasts built-in Alexa smart speaker features, faster performance, and a completely redesigned remote sensor.
Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor
This gadget lets you use your smartphone to track your baby’s sleep habits seamlessly. Widely hailed as the best baby monitor of 2018, the Nanit has two-way audio features that let you talk to your little one from the living room, a bird’s-eye perspective that lets you see every side of the crib, and an HD live stream on your phone. This high-tech baby monitor will send you a video of your child’s sleep patterns every morning and will continue to work over Wi-Fi when the internet connection is down.
Google Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera
This is the ultimate way to keep your home and family safe—the Nest Cam will immediately send you a phone alert when it senses suspicious motion or sounds. The product also has 24/7 live streaming, a versatile magnetic stand, and advanced algorithms that pick out the activity you care most about.
Neato Botvac D7 Connected
Parents with busy schedules and a hatred of vacuuming will love Neato’s hottest product. The Botvac D7 Connected uses LaserSmart technology to navigate your home with perfect precision. The zone cleaning feature lets you vacuum specific areas upon demand, and the No-Go lines keep it away from rooms that don’t require cleaning.