With smart technology becoming more infused into our daily lives, it’s no surprise that some smart tech wizards have found ways to make our yards smarter, too. The sky is the limit when you move into a move-in-ready smart home crafted by leaders in smart home construction, even beyond its walls.
Right now, we all need to do our part by avoiding public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, and spending a bit more time in your backyard is a great way to keep from feeling couped up. Luckily, the Port Isabel smart home builders of Smart Home Construction have gathered up a few handy devices to bring a bit more accessibility to your yard.
1. Robotic Lawnmowers
Oftentimes, we create robots to do the chores we don’t like, and mowing is no exception. Basically Roombas for your yard, these convenient gadgets are the next step to a stress-free summer. The WORX WG794 Landroid is at the cheaper end of the scale at $916, and it can cover yards of up to a quarter-acre in size while cutting grass to your preferred length.
2. Smart Sprinklers
A robotic lawnmower might save you time, but smart sprinklers can save you money. Starting at around $200, these systems can keep your yard green without wasting water. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, for instance, claims it can reduce your outdoor watering bill by as much as 50 percent. The system can take into account local weather conditions to save money and keep your yard from being overwatered.
3. WiFi Weather Stations
If you pride yourself on your garden, you know how important it is to keep track of the weather. Installing a WiFi weather station like the NetatmoWeather can help you monitor everything from temperature and wind to rainfall. This device can keep track of both indoor and outdoor conditions at once, integrates with all other Netatmo equipment, and is also Alexa accessible.
4. Smart Smokers
Your yard is primped and your garden is beautifully maintained, so what’s next? A cookout, of course! Smokers are great for entertaining or everyday cooking, and the Masterbuilt Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker can do it all at the press of a button. This smoker can be controlled from your phone, allowing you to precisely maintain the temperature and cooking time.
5. Smart Lighting
Good lighting is one of the best ways to keep a safe yard. Investing in a light system that can control all of your outdoor lighting needs at once can save significant time and energy, literally and figuratively. A smart lighting system can be controlled remotely, allowing you to only turn them on when needed. As an added benefit, smart lights often use less electricity than conventional devices.
6. Weatherproof Smart TVs
What could be better than curling up under the stars watching your favorite movie? With the weatherproof SunBriteTV, you don’t have to worry about glare. This LED TV can increase its brightness by as much as 50 percent to account for outdoor lighting, and it also comes with built-in audio and picture so clear you’ll think you’re in your home theater. This TV isn’t meant for full-sun viewing, but there are TVs that can shine even under the sun.
Enjoy smart technology in the yard of your dreams with one of our move-in-ready smart homes in the Port Isabel area.