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5 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your Apartment

As smart technology becomes a more integrated part of our lives, single-family homes have taken priority in ease of integration and accessibility. That doesn’t mean that apartments are at a loss for smart tech, however. In fact, that is part of the problem we at Quext are trying to solve. Smart technology should be an easy avenue from the operator getting solutions installed, to the end user.

A close up of a Quext IoT thermostat on the wall of an apartment unit.

5 Useful Gadgets to Make Your Apartment a Little Smarter 

1. Smart Thermostats

An IoT thermostat that you can control from your phone isn’t just efficient, it helps save you money and preserve the environment. Most thermostats allow you to set “programs”, so you can choose when the device is in use, and when it’s able to go inactive. As a result, your thermostat spends less time in use, saving you money and helping preserve the planet, all on an automated program that you only have to set up once.

A smart lock on the door of an apartment unit.

2. Smart Locks

The peace of mind alone that comes from a smart lock makes it worth the cost. Smart Locks come in all shapes and sizes, some with number pads, others with fingerprints, but all generally accessible through your phone. The ability to lock your home from wherever you are through your cell phone is revolutionary, especially in the apartment sector. Additionally, there are more benefits that come with the installation of smart locks such as flexibility and appeal. 

3. Better WiFi Solutions

With the increasing demand for WiFi gadgets, centralized internet for apartment communities is becoming a necessary amenity for renters. While some apartments still expect you to supply your own WiFi, recent trends suggest that centralized internet for apartment communities is more attractive and beneficial to many renters. As we mentioned last week, WiFi 6 is aiding in the distribution of much larger bandwidth to multifamily communities. It’s innovations like this that are preventing apartment renters from falling behind in WiFi technology. 

4. Controllable Lighting

Lighting fixtures have become one of the most popular smart technologies in recent years. It comes at no surprise either; their functionality allows users to control power, brightness, and hues from a mobile device. Lighting setups allow you to turn off your lights when not in use, dim them whenever you don’t need the full effect, or even rapidly shift colors if you want to turn your apartment into a disco party!

5. Smart Hubs

The final piece, something to bring all of your gadgets together. Smart Hubs, such as Google Nest or Amazon Echo allow your smart apartment to come together into one app, system, and hardware. Convenience and accessibility are at the forefront of a smart apartment, and a smart hub is the final step to bringing every gadget together. With so many individual smart apartment pieces, being able to connect them all, via Bluetooth, to one place is the best way to make your apartment feel truly “smart”.

How to Make Your Apartment a Smart Home with Gadgets

Making your apartment a smart home can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and the knowledge of smart gadgets listed above, you can turn your apartment into a tech-savvy, comfortable, and convenient space. Whether you want to control your lighting, temperature, or security system, there are a variety of smart home solutions available to meet your needs. 

Upgrade Your Apartment's Technology with Quext

From smart thermostats to property-wide WiFi, Quext has everything you need to make your apartment a smart home. Contact us to learn more and start your smart home journey today!