It’s no secret that smart homes are becoming more popular each and every day. In fact, according to the Global Smart Home Market, $40.9 billion will be spent on smart homes by the year 2020.

This, of course, means that homeowners will have a lot more options to choose from. Accordingly, it may be difficult to tell what is and isn’t worth the investment.

Here are five of the best smart home apps that you’ll need for your home.

1. SmartThings

SmartThings is one of the most popular smart home apps on the market, and with good reason. While there are plenty of apps that serve multiple purposes, few do things with the accuracy and efficiency that SmartThings does.

Implementing SmartThings into your life is simple. Just sign up and pay for the self-install kit, then place sensors on all of your smart devices. After that, just download the app and you’re ready to go.

That’s all the installation needed!

You can control everything from your home’s alarm to your coffee machine through the app.

2. ADT Pulse

ADT is one of the nation’s leading security companies, with decades in the home security business. Users have come to expect the best from ADT, but few seem aware that the company has branched into smart home apps.

One of ADT’s latest offerings, ADT Pulse, is perhaps the brand’s most ambitious release to date.

ADT Pulse is a lot more than a security system — though it does that too. The app includes ways for customers to lower costs on lighting and heating.

It even sends the user a notification if it detects a problem such as a leak or intrusion.

3. Nest

Even if you’re not too familiar with smart home apps, you’ve likely at least heard of Nest.

Responsible for cutting heating and cooling costs dramatically, Nest has saved an impressive 8 billion kWh since its initial release.

If you’re not sure if you want to convert your entire home into a smart home, a Nest may convince you.

4. Google Home

Google’s second appearance on this list (they’re responsible for Nest, as well) Google Home may not be the only voice assistant on the market, but it could be the best.

Users can control virtually all of their smart appliances through their smartphone, no matter how far away.

Of course, Google Home is great for answering those burning questions at home, too. Say you’re watching a movie and recognize an actor but can’t name them.

All you have to do is open your Google Home app and you have all of Google’s search results at your disposal.

5. Phillips Hue

Lighting is one of the most crucial components to creating the right atmosphere. And now you can set the mood any time with Phillips Hue.

These energy efficient light bulbs may cost a pretty penny, but they’re worth it for those that entertain often.

With the Phillips Hue app, users can change intensity, brightness, and even the color of their interior lighting.

Download These Smart Home Apps Today

You have tons of apps to choose from, but these five are a cut above the rest.

Are you interested in converting your home into a smart home? If so, we’d love to offer you a free consultation! Get in touch today and see how affordable it is to live a more comfortable life.

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