Top 5 smart home gadgets for 2016

01/08/2016 /
Electric Radiator Solutions Team

In a world where technology leads the way in so many aspects of our lives it has become increasingly common for people to welcome smart gadgets into their home. Not only do these handy gadgets give a real wow factor when your friends and family come over, they are also helping everyday activities become more efficient and easier than ever before. Here at Electric Radiator Solutions we have handpicked our top 5 smart gadgets for your home which we think you’ll love.

Smart Lightbulbs

Gone are the days when lightbulbs are a standard 40 or 60w bulb that can only be operated via the light switch (or dimmer if you are lucky). There are now a huge variety with LED bulbs leading the way to a more energy efficient future. Products such as the Philips hue wireless bulbs have the facility not only to change the brightness but also the colour, all from your smartphone app. Not only that, these nifty lights can also be synced with other apps on your phone and will then flash to alert you that you have a notification.


Smart Doorbells

The doorbell rings, you’re not expecting anybody but there is no way of finding out who it is until you get to the door. Well with the latest technology you can! The wireless video doorbell by Ring alerts you via your smartphone app when there is someone at your door by detecting them with motion sensors. The wireless video doorbell even has a built in microphone allowing you to talk to your visitor from the comfort of your sofa.

ring smart doorbell

Smart Vacuum Cleaners

With a variety of robotic vacuums out on the market today you are bound to have heard of at least one of them. With the compact and innovative designs these little robots can get to work on your hoovering while you’re out and about or even at the office. You can schedule the robot vacuum to start cleaning at a certain time of the day and some brands such as the Roomba even make their way back to the charge point when their battery gets low and then resumes cleaning once recharged.

smart gadget vacuum from Roomba Image by Kārlis Dambrāns from Latvia (iRobot Roomba 870) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Smart Kettles

Us Brits love a good cuppa which is why we couldn’t leave out kettles from our top 5 smart gadgets! There are a number of smart kettles on the market today that allow you not only to start the kettle boiling via an app on your smartphone but also schedule them to boil just in time for when you wake up in the morning, what’s not to love! Our favourite is the Smarter iKettle 2.0 which even alerts you when the kettle has finished boiling, keeps the water warm for up to 30 minutes and can let you know when the water level is running low.

iKettle by Smarter


Smart Radiators

Your home heating is one of the most important aspects of energy efficiency which is why having them WiFi enabled not only lets you set your heating needs on the go but can also save you heaps of money on energy bills. Our iVista range at Electric Radiator Solutions allows you to turn your smart radiators on and off, set the desired temperature using the precise thermostat and even monitor your consumption all through the easy-to-use app on your smartphone.

iVista Smart Electric Heating

At Electric Radiator Solutions we are dedicated to being at the forefront of modern smart technology which is why our WiFi enabled electric radiators are full of handy features to help you save you time as well as money. If you would like more information get in touch with our specialists today.