It’s 2019 and we live in a world of smart devices. Whether it’s your phone, your car or your TV, we’re surrounded by them and probably don’t even realize it! If you’re a tech geek and are looking to make your apartment “smarter”, there are ways to do so without having to install products as you would if you owned a home. Let’s check out the best of the best for smart renters.
Lighting – Thanks to Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit, you can make lighting in your apartment so much more than just turning a switch on and off. Change the color of the lights (choose from 16 million colors!) for mood, turn on lighting to help you sleep or create a schedule so that there’s always a light on when you get home. Can be linked to Apple Homekit, Alexa or Google Assistant.
Security – If you live alone and prefer having added security, Logitech Circle 2 security camera can be mounted on your wall without any permanent installation. Perfect for renters. One of the only security cameras that integrates with Apple Homekit, and also works with Alexa or Google Assistant as well.
Prevention – For a small price, keep your security deposit in your hands with the Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak & Freeze Detector which will notify you if there’s a leak from an appliance or otherwise in your apartment. After completing the settings, just leave it in a leak-prone spot until batteries need to be replaced. Simple as that.
Convenience – If you’re a lover of home smart accessories, then you’ll probably want to invest in a motherboard that can control all of them from one spot. Apple’s Homekit does just that. Controls everything from lights to showers to fans, air purifiers, cameras and doorbells. The same could be said for Google Home and Echo Hub. It just really depends on which brand you prefer.
There’s no shortage of ways to make your apartment smart, depending on what your preferences are. Luckily it’s easier than ever for renters to have the same conveniences as home owners when it comes to technical luxuries.