Smart home technology can make your home smarter indoors but there are also a variety of smart home products that you can use when you're outdoors as well. Whether it’s smart garage products or tools for your lawn and garden, there's something for everyone. Last week, we broke down the benefits of smart home safety and security products. This week, we’re going to focus on smart home technology that you can use when you’re near or directly outside of your home.Smart Garages
Whether you’re trying to keep an eye on your things; lower your energy bill; entertain in a more cohesive manner; or gather information in a smarter way: smart technology can definitely help. If you’re a homeowner that commutes to and from work, smart garages are one of those products that can not only bring a little convenience to your home but also they can also protect your property as well. Smart garages give you the option to open and close them remotely, virtually from anywhere in the world. Its highlights include:
- Durability — For a feature that can be subject to breaking or malfunctioning, you need your garage to be tough. A variety of garage door openers have a tendency to break or malfunction and don’t have options for opening on your smartphone.
- App control — If you ever lose your garage door opener, you can always use your smartphone to find it. You can also use your smartphone to check on the temperature of your garage and be alerted if it's opened by someone other than you.
- Smart home connectivity — Smart garage products have the ability to connect with your other smart home devices. If you have an Amazon Echo or Google Home, you can control smart garage lights or even open your garage door to keep your car cool if your garage doesn’t have air conditioning.
Working in concert with the MyQ app and your Wi-Fi network, the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub lets you set up your smartphone remote control to your existing garage door opener. You can set up notifications and activity alerts as well as check the door status and control the door. You can also schedule your garage door to open and close to suit a number of different purposes.
If you end up purchasing the MyQ Smart Garage Hub, the Chamberlain Garage Door Opener system is next up. You can monitor and control your garage door from anywhere. With Wi-Fi built in, this opener connects directly to your home’s network to allow you to control its functions using your smartphone. It’s compatible with Google Home, Nest, IFTTT and Wink devices.
If you drive a Tesla or any other electric vehicle, you can install this charging station in your smart garage. It works with all electric vehicles and it’s a 25” charging cable that offers a 9.6 kW power output. It’s also vandal-proof and water resistant.Smart Lawn Care
Taking care of your lawn can be a lot easier than it’s been in the past. With the convenience of smart home technology, there are a number of products that you can leverage to help you take care of your lawn and garden.
Instead of running an endless amount of water through your hose, this smart sprinkler system gives your lawn and garden the water that it needs to stay hydrated. It connects to your Wi-Fi system and is compatible with a range of smart home services that can be controlled by your Android and iOS smartphone. The smart sprinklers will shut off automatically if it starts to rain and you can schedule them to start, stop or pause at any time of the day.
If you’re tired of hassling with your lawn mower — electric or gas — it might be time to consider a robotic lawn mower. Though some models can be pricey, the time and money that you’ll save on energy costs will go a long way down the line. This robotic lawn mower will allow you to easily and quickly customize your mowing schedule. It can learn the nuances of your yard and treat different sections with different cutting options. Able to mow up to a 30° incline and decline, it has a low-noise, zero emissions package that allows you to enjoy your yard space even when your lawn mower is doing its thing. What’s also great about this is that it has an anti-theft system that uses a security PIN and alarm to prevent others from using it when you’re not. When its power is low, the lawn mower will return to its charging station.Start Shopping Today
If you can send a text, you can use smart products. When it comes to smart home garage or outdoor products, the possibilities are endless. Consider your options and buy from Best Buy!