Clever, convenient and downright handy, we round up our favourite smart house technology, fetauring gadgets that will help you save on bills and keep your home secure
Hive Active Heating
With Hive Active Heating, you can save up to £130 a year and control your heating from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, plus the sleek dial is customisable and low profile enough to fit in with your home's decor. Plus, you'll come back to a nice warm house, without ever having to heat an empty one.
No more trying to work out the breakdown of your electrical bill; the Verv app helps you see how much energy you’re using, protect your home and monitor the health of your appliances. Super easy to install, you'll be set up and savvy within 10 minutes.
Producing rich, crystal clear sound, enjoy music in any or every room and manage all your music in one place with the sleek and stylish Sonos Play:1 speaker. Connect it up with Amazon Alexa to voice control or the SONOS app to stream from over 50 music services, including Spotify, Apple and Amazon Music, in any and every room.
Hive Motion Sensor
Body on the beach, mind on the book. Get stuck into that novel on holiday knowing that everything’s okay at home with Hive's Motion Sensor and app. When motion is detected, you'll receive a notification and with Hive Actions in the app, you can set it up to turn on Hive Active Light so you'll find your way to the bathroom without bumping into a wall.
Never lose anything again might sound too good to be true but by attaching Tile, a bluetooth tracker and pairing with the intuitive app, to everything from your keys to sports equipment, you can ring your things and locate lost items. We're sold.
Have you any of these smart devices in your home? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page.