Customizing your home to suit your needs gets easier with each passing year. Below are some of our favorite home tech products for 2023! Once you install them, you’ll probably wonder how you ever lived without them!
Nest Doorbell ($179.99, shop here)
The Nest Doorbell from Google is one of the best smart doorbell options available. It has on-device processing that sends alerts and notifications to your connected devices. It is also compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. The doorbell can sense when a package has been delivered (or removed) from your front door and send you an alert.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock ($229.99, shop here)
Lock/unlock your door with the touch of a button! The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a retrofit device, making it easy to install without replacing your existing deadbolt or keys. The newest iteration measures about 2.8 inches in diameter and 1.8 inches deep and is compatible with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa.
SimpliSafe Security System (prices vary, build system here or shop packages here)
Many home security systems come with multi-year contracts, but not the SimpliSafe Security System. This do-it-yourself system is easy to set up and use to keep your home safe from intruders and environmental threats such as fires and floods. You can purchase one of the ready-built packages or build your own system based on your needs.
Google Nest Hub Max ($229, shop here)
The Google Nest Hub Max is a hub where all your home needs are centralized. It has a built-in Google Assistant, which allows you to access smart home devices such as TVs, locks, Nest cameras, and lights. You can also listen to music, check the weather, and get news alerts. It allows for hands-free FaceTime and is particularly convenient for group calls. It is also great for featuring your camera roll as a picture frame.
Wyze Bulb Color (starting at $22.99 for 2-pack, shop here)
These smart bulbs can be controlled via your phone and voice and support device-triggered automation, schedules, and sleep routines. They are naturally bright with dimmable capabilities and are compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. And the best part: You don’t need to purchase new fixtures; Wyze bulbs will work with your existing lighting.