The 21st century is an era in which the characteristic of being “Smart” is not limited to just living things. The constant innovation and breakthroughs in technology have forced us to redefine our perspectives, opinions, and associations. As the famous Chinese proverb says, “May you live in interesting times”, and there is no denying that these are extremely interesting and fascinating times. Today, “Smart” is anything that can think for itself and requires minimal manual assistance. And according to this, we now have, not just devices, but entire systems that are categorized as “Smart”. The simplest examples of this are Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
But no matter how “Smart” these systems are, there are still some things that not ever system gets right and hence not the best one for your home. Therefore, here are the best, the “Smartest” Smart Home Systems that are out there;
- Samsung SmartThings Hub
Samsung SmartThings Hub has been the most convenient smart system, ever since it was first launched. Previously the only struggle with SmartThings was that it had to be connected to the router, but the latest version, the third-generation hub, solved that and Samsung made it entirely wireless. This update gave it a more sophisticated and contemporary look that the majority of people want with their home appliances these days.
The best thing about the Samsung SmartThings Hub is the variety of products and devices that it supports. So far, the SmartThings can handle all the smart home devices and products by Samsung itself as well as any third-party products that claim to be compatible with Samsung’s smart home systems. Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Speakers are just 2 of the many devices that have that claim under their belt.
To enable all that, you just need to install the Samsung SmartThings mobile app and then add any device you want in its control systems. You can add Bluetooth devices as well. Furthermore, you can also control your Wi-Fi gear through the Samsung SmartThings Hub.
- Ring Alarm
When it comes to the security-focused smart home systems, there are not many systems that can compete with the Ring Alarm. With a siren, motion sensors, door and window sensors, you get all the equipment you need to make your home safe and secure. And in case you still don’t feel satisfied, you can also connect some third-party equipment like the First Alert’s smart smoke/carbon monoxide detector.
The Ring Alarm’s package costs you just $10 a month and comes with unlimited cloud storage.
- Vivint Smart Home System
Vivint is known for being the best smart home system that is completely installed professionally. Although, as we mentioned above, ‘Smart” technology is any technology that can think for itself and requires minimal manual assistance. But no matter how ‘Smart’ the devices and systems can be, you still have to carry out the initial steps of installing and setting up the entire system yourself. However, with Vivint, you don’t even need to do that.
The Vivint Smart Home package also includes free consultation with an experienced security advisor any time you want. The security system comes with automated door locks, video doorbells, as well as cameras.
The only drawback is that it is slightly expensive than the other smart home systems available in the market, but when you do the cost-benefit analysis, you see it worth it. Moreover, the price can also be paid in installments over a 42 to 60 months period.