4 Smart Home Devices To Make Your Life Easier

There never seem to be enough hours in the day to balance work, fun, and chores—where’s a life hack when you need one? Whether you're looking to automate your calendar or your Sunday chores, smart home devices might be the solution you have been looking for. Speed up the activities you don't love, so you can spend your time doing the ones you do.

If you are in the market for a robot cleaner, an upgrade to your security system, or just want to automate your lighting, these are some of the hottest smart home devices on the internet.

1. Amazon Echo Dot

Reviewers and users alike argue that Amazon's Alexa Echo Dot is the best virtual assistant on the market. With this tiny speaker, you can set reminders, stream music, read audiobooks, check the weather, and automate all your compatible smart devices using just the power of your voice. With thousands of skills, and more features arriving daily, there is really nothing this little speaker can’t do. At an affordable price, and with wide-ranging compatibility, it's definitely an adorable and useful addition to your home.

2. Kasa Smart Plug

Kasa smart plugs turn just about any gadget, lamp, or appliance into a smart device—how crazy is that? Using the app, you can control your appliances from a distance and with your favorite virtual assistants, such as Alexa and Google. You can set schedules as well as timers, so you can do things such as turn on your coffee maker as soon as your alarm goes off, so by the time you saunter to the kitchen a nice warm brew is there to welcome you.

3. Video Doorbells

Video doorbells—such as the C4 Chime Doorbell available from our team at Hive!—allow you to see who's at the door, be notified when someone rings your buzzer, and even chat with them right from your smartphone or computer. Video doorbells also commonly offer customizable motion settings and privacy controls to boot, so you can always have peace of mind.

4. Eufy RoboVac

Who likes vacuuming? Nobody! This vacuum offers up to 100 minutes of quiet cleaning, automatic docking for charging, boundary strips to keep it in certain rooms, smart infrared sensors to avoid walls and stairs, and BoostIQ technology to switch between hard floors and rugs with ease. Last, but certainly not least, the RoboVac from Eufy is also compatible with Alexa and Google Home, which allows you to vacuum without even getting up from your couch. And if that is not enough for you, it makes a fun ride for furry friends everywhere.


A smart home enables you to control as many things as possible, such as lighting, window shades, adjusting the thermostat, and even your security system all from one place. Hive's seamless integration of all of these systems makes it the home automation provider Tampa families trust. Contact us today to find out more about Hive's advanced systems and how you can have them installed in your home.


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