5 Affordable Smart Home Devices
Would it be so convenient to ask Siri or Google Assistant to turn off the lights in your room instead of physically switching it off? Or unlock your house using either your phone or your fingerprint, or let’s say you might want to turn on your air conditioning unit while you’re on your way home, so when you arrive, your room or house is at your preferred temperature?
It might sound lazy, but let’s admit, it’s way convenient. Although these home accessories can sometimes cost a lot of money, we’ve listed down accessories that will make your home a little smarter without breaking the bank.
LASCO Smart Bulb
The LASCO smart bulb offers a wide variety of colors and is compatible with Google Home, Alexa, and can be connected to WiFi through the app Lasco App Control which you can install on your Android and iOS devices. Do note that this bulb will not work with routers under 5Ghz or 5G. One of the coolest features of this bulb is that you can also set on and off schedule aside from controlling it through an app. It is made out of Aluminum and has a lifespan of 20,000 to 25,000 hours. The Lasco Smart Bulb will cost you PHP 649 on Lazada.
WiFi Smart Plug
If you want to control your appliances from your device without actually buying those high-tech household appliances, then you should check out the WiFi Smart Plug. It’s got a low standby power consumption, connects through WiFi, and is compatible with Google Home and Alexa; it also has an app called Smart Life, which is available on Android and iOS. One cool thing about this plug is that you can turn on or off your appliances connected to this device anywhere, which can give you peace of mind every time you leave your house. We saw one for sale on Lazada for only PHP 264.
Fingerprint Door Knob
If you are always losing your keys, then you should check out this fingerprint enabled doorknob. The device is made up of Aluminum, which looks stylish and durable. It’s got a 360-degree angle fingerprint recognition. According to the seller, it’s got a micro-USB plug since it runs on a lithium-ion battery and can last for about a month of a single charge. If all else fails, there are two included pieces of physical keys in the box. This Fingerprint Door Knob is for sale in Lazada for PHP 2,644.
TP-Link Tapo C100 Home Security Camera
One of the essential things we need in our house is a security camera to capture the activity around our property, and the TP-Link Tapo C100 Home Security Camera is one of the cheapest options you can buy that offers a lot of functionality. This security camera can capture videos in 1080p Full HD, and it has a night vision, supports two-way audio, sound and light alarm, and up to 30 ft of Motion Detection. It’s got a microSD card slot that can support up to 128GB since footages are stored locally. You can buy the TP-Link Tapo C100 on Lazada for PHP 949.
Smart Vacuum Cleaner
There are many smart vacuum cleaners in the market, and most of them can cost you thousands of pesos, but if you are looking for one and you don’t want to break the bank, check out this Smart Vacuum Cleaner we saw on Lazada. It’s got a battery life of 60mins on a single charge, which is sufficient to clean a room. It also has sensors to avoid obstacles in your house and has strong suction for a slightly thorough cleaning. This Smart Vacuum costs PHP 949 in Lazada.
What do you think of these devices? If you have recommendations, let us know in the comments section below!