Lockitron

 

The Lockitron is one of the best wifi enabled smart door locks on the market right now. Currently available for preorder for $179, and shipping in the fall, Lockitron is a fully portable and transferable deadbolt automation system that replaces your standard house key with your cell phone.  With it, you can grant family and friends access to your home without having to give up a spare key, and you can easily revoke access at a moments notice. Phones with bluetooth 4.0 can simply walk up to the door and the Lockitron will automatically unlock when in range, and lock when the phone is away from the door. It even has a knock sensor and will send you a message when someone knocks on your door. Preorder yours today! Continue reading Lockitron

Nest 2.0 Thermostat

Nest Thermostat with Airwave

 

The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go.  The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app.  Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills.  The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store.