If you’ve been keeping up with our smart home coverage, you’ll know that sensors are one of the key components that bring it all to life. These sensors are what bridge the gap between the electronic environment and the tangible space of your home.
We love smart home devices because they allow our basic day to day lives to catch up with the technology that’s been improving the world on a large scale. In this more intimate setting, technology can be used to dramatically streamline the routine things so that you can focus on the important stuff.
The simplest and best way that smart home technology can make a difference in your home is to take the burden of drudgery off your shoulders. Smart sensors are exactly how this is achieved.
When you think about smart home sensors, you probably picture motion detectors. These are the most common type of sensor, and one we’ve been familiar with for decades at this point. In the past, they opened doors at the grocery store, turned on hand dryers, and more. Today, they accomplish much more.
Motion sensors at home can allow for a bevy of smart home improvements, letting your technology ecosystem know when and where you are in your home so that it can tailor function around the way you live.
Other types of sensors register temperature, humidity, light, sound, and more, making for a comprehensive suite of elements that your smart home devices can account for and react to.
This simple and discreet motion sensor can be programmed to trigger actions in a number of different devices, all connected by a central smart hub. This particular device is meant to work with Samsung’s SmartThings hub to allow you to set a wealth of conditions under which your other connected devices will activate. It allows you to turn lights on as you enter a room, trigger alarms for security while you’re away, and even set thermostats, window AC units, or portable heaters to automatically adjust based on temperature readings. The small size means it can be placed or mounted anywhere.
One of the most straightforward uses of sensor technology is to pair it with lighting. This luxuriously styled aluminum wall sconce is designed as a lightweight device you can stick on any wall, providing light only as needed in fashion. Using both infrared and motion sensors, this device will activate its light based on occupancy and ambient light levels. Place it in a hall or room and it will illuminate your space only when necessary, in the dark and when you’re in the room.