[:en]2017 was a great year in smart home tech. From innovative new products to an explosion in retail sales and rising global demand, the world was transformed thanks to this fascinating technology. As homeowners demand smarter, more comfortable and convenient homes, more new and exciting gadgets will hit the shelves.

2018 will be an exciting year for the smart home. There will certainly be a flood of gadgets on the market, each with its own set of advantages for the homeowner. Cloud computing, voice control, and personalized alerts are just the beginning. But as a homeowner in Edmonton, which ones should you choose?

Here are three cool smart gadgets to add to your home in 2018:

A Smart Hub
One of the most exciting gadgets on the market now is picking up steam going into 2018 is the smart hub. A smart hub is a device that allows you to control all other devices connected to it, hence the name hub!

A smart hub is a device that is connected to your home’s router. It is compatible with all other devices from that company. For example, if your thermostat, cameras, and TV are all from one provider, they are compatible with that hub. An app on your phone allows you to control the hub, which in turn controls all of those devices. Want to turn them all off when leaving the house? Now you can with just one push of a button!

Security Cameras
Smart home security is nothing new, but 2018 will see advancements in the capabilities of this useful technology. Cloud footage storage, customizable activity zones, and personalized alerts will all give you more peace of mind, flexibility, and convenience. For example, you can view your security cam footage live when you’re away from home or easily replay it anytime you need. In the event of a break-in, it’ll provide even clearer footage for you to investigate. Some of the most advanced models will even have clear night vision. Nothing will go unnoticed!

Smart Scales
This doesn’t have anything to do with our security or climate-control technology, but we couldn’t help but put it on the list. Smart scales are fascinating, and are advancing at an unprecedented rate. Instead of the classic scale that only shows your weight (even when you didn’t want to see it!), a smart scale can show advanced metrics on a crystal clear LED display. Body fat percentage, BMI, and more can all be displayed for you. The only thing it can’t do is help you lose weight!

2018 is going to be an exciting year in smart home tech. These three gadgets will make your life more secure, convenient, and fun going into the new year. If you’re interested in making your home smarter and benefiting from increased security, savings on bills, and more comfort, contact Fluent Home Edmonton and find out how you can get $1500 in FREE equipment![:]