There was a time not so long ago when smart home technology was cost prohibitive and unrealistic for the average homeowner or apartment dweller. But as with any technological change, smart home gadgets have become increasingly affordable and practical as they move into the mainstream.
You don’t have to dive into the deep end to start making your home more convenient and safe, either: you can dip your toe in with a few inexpensive, easy-to-install devices. Here are our tips for easing into smart home technology. Fair warning, though: once you start incorporating a few of these devices into your house, you’re likely to quickly become addicted to the fun, function, and convenience of a smart home.