9 Companies That Can Take Your Smart Home To The Next Level

Devices that can monitor your home and your health are great to have, but they're pointless if you don't know how to use them. These companies are all developing technology to make it easier for consumers to control all of their devices so they can ensure their safety, save money, and enjoy the benefits of their new homes with ease. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

9 Leading Smart Home Brands

Name Focus
HomeZada Suite of apps to help you stay on top of your home's equity and manage data for insurance, maintenance, remodeling, and financial purposes
TiO Allows for app, voice, and switch control of music, lighting, climate, garage doors, cameras, and security systems
Phyn Leak detection and water use system to help consumers save money and waste less water
Vera Offers a number of controllers that can interact with over 200 smart devices, along with cameras and professional home monitoring
Stelpro Heating and thermostat solutions that provide increased comfort and opportunities to lower energy consumption
Deako Modular lighting controls that are customizable, including dimmers, motion sensors, smart plugs, and schedules managed via smartphone
Cognitive Systems Corp. Wi-Fi motion sensors for privacy, security, wellness monitoring, and a wealth of other applications
ELAN Personalized automated home control systems with multiple remotes, voice control, and even face recognition
Koogeek Fleet of connected devices and appliances including door and window sensors, Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled plugs, bulbs, light strips, cameras, blood pressure monitors, scales, thermometers, and wireless massagers

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In today's day and age, homeowners are always looking for ways to make their houses more efficient, comfortable, safe, and fun. One of the best ways to do that is to install different devices and applications that can turn a regular house into a smart home. If you're looking to bring your place of living into the 21st century, here are 9 companies, in no particular order, that can take your smart home to the next level.

First up at #1 is HomeZada. Among its many features, this platform serves as a personal finance solution and digital hub of important information about a home. It allows users to plan and manage their remodeling, landscaping, and designing projects. It also helps homeowners keep their residence safe and healthy by automatically reminding them of important seasonal checklists. HomeZada even helps owners stay in the know with multiple dashboards that automatically keep them up to date on various financial metrics such as home values, household expenses, completed projects, and maintenance costs.

HomeZada has iPhone, iPad, and Android apps that people can use once they create an account. It also uses sophisticated security technology, that includes 256 bit encryption and a leading cloud infrastructure provider, that securely stores data in multiple data centers. This makes sure that the information kept on HomeZada is safe and secure.

This makes sure that the information kept on HomeZada is safe and secure.

Up next at #2 is TiO. This company provides a smart home system designed with builders in mind. It creates simple hardware and software devices that allow for wireless control of a home through various mediums. These include an app on a homeowner's phone or tablet, wall touch switches, and voice control.

TiO allows homeowners to create customizable and repeatable experiences that make managing their home easier. Users can customize climate, lighting, music and more. Some features include setting the mood with light and music while entertaining guests, keeping the house cool and comfortable during sleeping hours, waking everyone up in the home without the need of alarm clocks, and locking up the residence when everyone has left for the day.

Coming in at #3 is Phyn. Developed over a decade by machine learning researchers at the University of Washington and Belkin International, Phyn's proprietary leak detection technology utilizes high definition ultrasonic sensors to sample the pressure in a home's plumbing system. By analyzing data 240 times every second, this company allows homeowners to get an in-depth view of the unique signatures of each fixture in their home.

By analyzing data 240 times every second, this company allows homeowners to get an in-depth view of the unique signatures of each fixture in their home.

Phyn is able to learn the fixtures specific to a given home. It creates profiles for each of them to give homeowners insights into how much water is being used, and how to understand normal use patterns. Phyn also is able to alert homeowners in the event of a leak, and offers its "Auto Shutoff" feature to turn the water off in case of a leak.

For #4 is Vera, a company that specializes in offering improved communication between smart home devices so that they can work together. Vera offers a number of controllers that can interact with over 200 smart devices made for the home. They also offer several different cameras that are easily accessed and controlled through their smartphone app.

Through Vera's smartphone app, users can control all of their devices using pre-set modes for Home, Night, Away, and Vacation. They can also set up a geofencing system so that exterior and entryway lights are automatically turned on as the homeowner's car approaches the house after dark. Beyond that, Vera is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and allows users to control devices with Siri voice shortcuts.

Beyond that, Vera is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and allows users to control devices with Siri voice shortcuts.

In at #5 is Stelpro, a business that develops heating cables, ventilation, and electronic controls. When it comes to smart home heating, Stelpro has developed Maestro, their advanced thermostat. They also offer compatible convectors and fan heaters for smart homes.

Stelpro's Maestro thermostats offer a wide array of benefits for homeowners. One major benefit includes taking outside weather forecasts into account to reach the desired indoor temperature. Another aspect deals with allowing users to set and manage their home's temperature using an intuitive color code. Finally, Stelpro enables users to access real-time energy consumption reports to help identify potential sources of savings.

Coming in at #6 is Deako, a company that allows homeowners to design a lighting experience customized to their home. With a number of smart switches, dimmers, motions sensors and controllers, Deako is looking to help make sure all smart homes include modern lighting in every room.

With a number of smart switches, dimmers, motions sensors and controllers, Deako is looking to help make sure all smart homes include modern lighting in every room.

Founder Derek Richardson was first inspired to create Deako when he learned that many home builders actively deterred clients from putting smart tech in their houses. The reasons included added cost from installation complexity, support, and warranty issues. As a result, Richardson sought to create a device that would make the process easier and safer for builders who are wiring up smart homes.

For #7 is Cognitive Systems Corp., a company that has created a motion detection device that uses a house's existing Wi-Fi rather than cameras. Its core uses include home monitoring, wellness monitoring and smart home automation. Cognitive Systems Corp. also boasts easy installations and upgrades so that their technology will continue to advance.

Users can utilize Cognitive Systems Corp. for a number of different tasks. Its home monitoring includes full coverage through walls and darkness and discreet detection without the need of cameras. It can monitor unusual activity, track sleep patterns, and even log preventative health data. Finally, Cognitive Systems allows for smart home control of devices such as automatic lighting, heating and cooling, and more.

Finally, Cognitive Systems allows for smart home control of devices such as automatic lighting, heating and cooling, and more.

Up next at #8 is ELAN, which seeks to deliver smart home systems control and automation personalized for every user. Features include intelligent touch panels which enable face recognition and voice control. ELAN allows users to maximize entertainment, security and safety, convenience, and communication. They also offer integration for both smart homes and commercial spaces.

ELAN has been in business since 1989 and continues to search for new ways to simplify and enhance connected homes. Above all, their technology seeks to eliminate the need to have multiple apps and control switches for managing lighting, security, audio, video and other aspects of smart homes.

Finally, at the #9 spot is Koogeek. This company has created a fleet of connected devices and appliances that will simplify any smart home and health experience. With every Koogeek device comes easy connectivity and control through the company's various apps.

This company has created a fleet of connected devices and appliances that will simplify any smart home and health experience.

Koogeek's smart home devices include door and window sensors, as well as a large number of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant enabled plugs, bulbs, light strips, and cameras. Their Smart Health devices include a blood pressure monitor, scale, thermometer and baby thermometer, and wireless massager.