25 Smart Gadgets to Make Your Military Home a Smart Home

June 05, 2018

As technologies advance, our homes do too. Throughout the past couple years, smart home devices have started filling our houses with helpful technology that makes life a little easier. From the ever-popular voice assistants to smart televisions to light bulbs that change color with the touch of your smartphone, customizing our homes to our needs has never been easier.

Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant for Smart Home Automation

When living in military housing, you might think that temporary housing means you can’t integrate smart home technology into your house. Fortunately, there are plenty of portable gadgets available that you can take anywhere you move and don’t require any installation! Read below for 25 smart technologies you can easily integrate into your military home, from your bedroom to your kitchen:

Smart Home Technology for Military Homes


Overall Smart Home Gadgets

  • WiFi Range Extender

    If you want your home to truly be a smart home, making sure you have a strong WiFi connection is a must. With multiple users and smart devices, your WiFi router might not be able to properly handle all your needs. Simply plug in a WiFi range extender that boosts signal around your home for a stress-free smart home experience!
  • Vacuum Cleaner

    Using a smart vacuum cleaner is an easy way to consistently keep your floors tidy without the effort. Robot vacuums like the ECOVACS DEEBOT connect to an app to schedule cleaning sessions and track progress.
  • Security Camera

    Whether you want it for security purposes or to monitor the pets while you’re out, smart security systems simply plug in to an outlet, connect to WiFi, and allow you to watch over your home through an app.
  • Smart Plug

    Smart plugs are a simple way to automate your home. The TP-Link Kasa Smart WiFi Plug aggregates your plugged-in devices into an app to control what’s on and when. This is especially nice for saving energy!
  • Amazon Dash Button

    A simple device that helps get so much done. If you are an Amazon Prime member, these Amazon Dash Buttons let you order items quickly, at the push of a finger. On your last roll of toilet paper? Last load of laundry detergent? Need more snacks for the kids? These buttons have you covered.

Woman Setting Up Smart Home Devices in Living Room

Smart Living Room Gadgets

  • Smart TV

    YouTube, Netflix, Hulu… whatever you want, you can stream on a smart television. The TCL Roku TV consolidates all of your streaming services via WiFi and can easily be hooked up to a cable box or DVD player.
  • Voice Assistant

    The voice assistant has been making its way into many households recently as an amazing tool to automate your home. The Amazon Alexa can play music, call people, place orders, read recipes, turn on lights, and more!
  • Light Bulbs

    Simply replace the regular bulbs in your lamps with smart light bulbs, and light up your home in various ways at the touch of your finger. MagicLight bulbs give you the power to change light color, dimness, and schedule.
  • Remote

    Consolidate your remotes into one (or two, if you count your smartphone) with a smart remote. Having multiple devices can get confusing and cumbersome, so this Logitech smart remote helps cut down clutter and confusion.
  • Speaker System

    Play high-quality sound throughout your living room with the Sonos Sound System. This compact speaker can connect to your Alexa device for music streaming, or can be used for a surround sound setup for your TV.

Smart Bedroom Gadgets

  • Alarm Clock

    If getting up is difficult in the morning, try upgrading your alarm to a smart alarm clock. The Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock wakes you up with a natural sunrise effect.
  • Mattress

    Buying a new mattress is a big task, but if you’re due for a new one, consider a smart mattress. Eight Sleep offers the Jupiter+ smart mattress that integrates sleep tracking on your smartphone with comfortable memory foam.
  • Smart Fan

    Because you can’t install new A/C in your military home, investing in a smart fan might be the solution for keeping you cool. The Dyson Cool Link connects to your phone to easily control airflow and give updates on air quality.
  • Scale

    Easily keep track of your health progress with a smart scale. The WiFi-enabled Yunmai smart scale records your progress for you, and stores your information in a handy app. This scale is also compatible with Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health, and more to give a well-rounded look at your health.
  • Changing Pad

    For the nursery, smart changing pads allow you to change diapers while monitoring the health of your baby. The Hatch Baby Grow smart changing pad tracks weight in an app, giving you growth charts and a place to track other information such as feeding schedules and goals.

Person Using Tablet in Kitchen for Recipes while Cooking

Smart Kitchen Gadgets

  • Coffee Maker

    Having a cup of coffee waiting for you in the morning is surely a great way to get your day started. The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffee Maker connects to WiFi so you can program brew timers from your phone.
  • Smart Garden

    No room for a garden? Having a smart garden in your kitchen is an amazing opportunity to have fresh herbs at all times, no matter the weather outside. The AeroGarden may be on the pricier side, but alerts for water, food, and light will ensure that your plants thrive - and will save you trips to the grocery store.
  • Food Scale

    If you’re a baker, or just want to keep track of the calories you’re consuming, a smart kitchen scale can help make your measurements precise. The Greater Goods Digital Food Scale calculates both weight and related calories.
  • Tablet

    The power of the tablet is more important than you’d think when it comes to the kitchen. Imagine: No more heavy cookbooks to pack between every PCS move. That, plus easy scrolling and Internet to search for recipes, make a tablet one of the most used smart kitchen accessories.
  • Cooking Devices

    Sometimes cooking a full meal seems daunting. Luckily, smart cooking devices like Sous Vide Precision Cooker and the WiFi-enabled Crock-Pot connect to apps to easily cook and monitor the progress of your meal.

Make your life a little easier by using these smart home devices in your military home! All of these products can easily pack up and move with you wherever life in the military may take you, so you’re investing in a smarter, easier future no matter where you live.

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