It’s a given that technology plays a leading role in our lives. Most people walk around with smartphones in their pockets, have the latest flat screen TV hanging on their living walls, and cars that have digital gauges that tell you when one of your tires is low on air. Before technology became so convenient and advanced, one wonders how exactly we lived before! Living a smart life is a lot more accessible than you may have thought, and it can all begin in your home. Amazon Echo Dot As the hottest tech tool on the market, the Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device* that responds in even the noisiest of environments, plays music when connected to a bluetooth speaker, controls smart home devices, provides information, and more. Small and compact, the Echo Dot is ideal for many situations, whether you’re looking to create ambiance while reading a scary story to your child, are hosting a dinner party, or roasting marshmallows while camping with friends. The FridgeCam Did you know that most households throw out approximately 40% of purchased food in their homes? With the advent of the FridgeCam, letting food go to waste will be a thing of the past. According to The FridgeCam’s website, the FridgeCam is the first wireless camera that fits inside any fridge, allowing you to see the contents from anywhere via the Smarter App. In addition, the FridgeCam will also help track expiry dates, auto-replenish and suggest recipes based on the food in your fridge. The FridgeCam will even send you notifications when your fridge’s temperature is too high or low, whether the door is ajar, and reminders to pick up items at the store when you’re running low on an item. BeON Bulbs BeON’s bulbs are unique smart bulbs that will ward off burglars and end blackouts. Unlike regular light bulbs, BeON bulbs will learn your lighting patterns, can be flipped on and off from the BeOn app on your phone, auto-respond to doorbells, and with the help of BeON’s key fob, you can turn the lights on from outside if you come home late at night. Even more attractive is the five hours of backup lighting should you experience a blackout in your home. Now, some of you may be asking yourselves how long do these bulbs last, and BeON takes great pride in the fact that their LED bulbs last up to 22 years based on daily normal usage. Having and living in a smart home is a considerable investment but for the sake of convenience and in some cases, personal safety, it can be a wise investment.