Coming to a cool, dark home in winter is no fun! The introduction and implementation of smart home technology in our homes allows us to come home to a warm, bright home - even in the coldest months. Warm up with our key product picks below.
Control the temperature and air purity levels in any room at any time with the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Purifier. The appliance automatically monitors, reacts, and purifies, then sends all the data through to the Dyson Link app, so you can be informed and adjust the purifier as needed.
Dyson purifiers capture 99.95% of potentially harmful pollutant particles, and keep them trapped. On top of this, you can set the purifier to heat or cool the atmosphere to come home to the perfect temperature.
Getting out of bed early on a rainy Sunday to vacuum is the last thing any of us want to do in winter! Come home to a forever clean home with a robot vac. Unique to the Electrolux PUREi9 Robot Vacuum, the triangular shape easily reaches corners and around furniture while the 85mm height allows it to be able to crawl under couches and coffee tables to get the places you can’t reach.
This smart vacuum cleaner can be controlled with the remote or an app allowing you to vacuum even when you’re not home! Are you being surprised with guests after work and didn’t vacuum? No problem - simply set the vacuum off to clean and when you get home you can simply relax.
Made for winter conditions - the Netgear Arlo Security Camera range is waterproof, wireless and delivers 1080p video streaming and recording, day and night (yes, it has night vision!). Get mobile alerts when motion is detected, and keep 7 days of motion and sound triggered recordings for up to 5 cameras for free, plus view live videos anytime.
The small cameras are easy to set up and use the app to control. See and talk to visitors with 2-way audio, perfect for those expecting a parcel during work hours!
Designed to make life easier, a voice assistant is the perfect addition to any smart home enthusiast. Simply use the wake word ‘Alexa’ and add items to your shopping list, play music, stream TV shows, read the news, and more. Best of all you can control your smart home products through the app to turn lights on and off, control power, warm and cool your home, and more.
Set reminders for activities and events, and soon you’ll even be able to shop and purchase directly from the voice assistant to simplify life even more.
Light your way home with smart lighting. Come home to a bright and welcoming environment or schedule the lights to turn on at certain times while you’re on holiday. Start small by replacing home light bulbs with Philips Hue or go all the way with Nanoleaf. Nanoleaf’s modular dimmable light panels are customisable to hundreds of colours, and the whites can be set to sunrise, rainy day, brilliant daylight, or anything in between. The pieces snap together like LEGO, and colours are managed through the app, from anywhere you are.
The Samsung Family Hub 2.0 is packed with technology to make your life easier. Use the WiFi enabled touchscreen to manage groceries, connect with family, and entertain like never before.
On your way home from work and not sure what’s in the fridge? The built-in cameras allow you to see real-time what you have, and what you need. At home you can shop with Countdown, through your fridge! Plus, get inspired for dinner time with built-in recipes from Club Des Chef. Beyond shopping you can also sync calendars and notes to the fridge so you never forget what the family is up to, and display photos through the screen and more.
The worst part about winter is leaving in the cold and dark weather and coming home after the sun has set! Slow cookers are a revolution for winter haters and lovers alike. Come home knowing you’ve got a home-cooked, warm, ready-to-eat meal that smells divine even before you’ve opened the front door helps keep spirits high even in the darkest months.
Crock-Pot embraces the modern family household and has developed their slow cookers around a truly one-pot meal experience. The Sear & Slow model has a pot which can be used directly on all cooktops, allowing the user to sear and saute before slow cooking, and the programmable timer lets you control the finish time so you come home to perfectly cooked meals.