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9 Amazing Gadgets for Your Apartment

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You’re on the train home after a gruelling day at work. No problem! Just adjust your thermostat using your smartphone so there’s hot water ready for a bath when you get in. Feeling hungry? Signal the oven to start cooking the casserole you prepared earlier. Or perhaps you’re lending your apartment to friends while you’re away? Just send them a limited-use door code from your phone. With this you will receive alerts from automated security sensors when they arrive and depart.

After years of hype and eager anticipation, the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ has finally arrived. There are now more gizmos and gadgets hooked up to the web – and to us- than ever before. The trend towards ‘smart homes’ gained traction when Google acquired the startup Nest for $3.2 billion in January 2014. This opened the door for other companies to push forward with inventions of their own. We can all expect to enjoy the convenience of ‘automated homes’ in the not-too-distant future. These new technological developments will soon be of particular interest to the burgeoning peer-to-peer holiday rentals market. With that in mind, Wimdu have collected nine of the most exciting new devices on the market. Check out our latest infographic, to give you a glimpse into the future of apartment living.

August Smart Lock

Take the August Smart Lock, which is making the eternal quest for lost keys a thing of the past. Similar to the ‘key cards’ used in the hotel industry, the Smart Lock detects your phone and automatically opens the door and locks it behind you. It also lets you invite people over through your phone and issue them a ‘key’, which is valid for a limited period of time. Ideal for holiday rentals, it removes the inconvenience of having to hand over a set of keys to your guests in person. But how to keep track of when your guests arrive and depart without becoming a nuisance? That’s where the Canary System comes in. Using a 147 degree wide-angle lens, Canary monitors your daily routines (when you leave for work, when you return etc.), and notifies you of any unusual behaviour. Alerts sent directly to your mobile allow you to stream live from your apartment, contact the police or dismiss the notification at the touch of a button. While this has obvious security benefits, it’s also perfect for rentals, allowing you to oversee when guests arrive and leave like a smart check-out desk.

Like what you see? Check out the infographic below for the rest of our top-picks from the ‘smart-home’ revolution.

9 Amazing Gadgets For Your Apartment

9 Amazing Gadgets For Your Apartment

Header image provided via Flickr Kurt Nordstrom

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Cabin Sultan
$212 per night
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4.3
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Sultan, Snohomish County, Washington, United States
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Farmhouse Rapid City
$96 per night
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Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota, United States
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Condo Beaches
$146 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.0
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House Oak Island
$287 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
3.4
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Cabin Sevierville
$234 per night
Cabin ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
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Condo Cape Canaveral
$124 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
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Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, United States
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House Four Corners
$140 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
3.6
Good (18 ratings)
Four Corners, Osceola County, Florida, United States
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Condo Myrtle Beach
$279 per night
Condo ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.4
Very good (21 ratings)
Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, United States
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House Carolina Beach
$400 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Carolina Beach, Federal Point, North Carolina, United States
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House Emerald Isle
$223 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Emerald Isle, White Oak, North Carolina, United States
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House Hammondsport
$303 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Hammondsport, Urbana, New York, United States
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Cottage Windham
$271 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.6
Excellent (31 ratings)
Windham, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
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House Big Sandy
$191 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee, United States
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House Eagle Rock
$162 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.0
Very good (4 ratings)
Eagle Rock, Roaring River Township, Missouri, United States
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House Dauphin Island
$305 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.3
Very good (14 ratings)
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
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Cabin Fredericksburg
$137 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
Outstanding (6 ratings)
Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, United States
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House Cascade
$156 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.7
Excellent (135 ratings)
Cascade, Cascade-Chipita Park, Colorado, United States
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House Surf City
$699 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
Surf City, Topsail, North Carolina, United States
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Cabin Love
$213 per night
Cabin ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
Outstanding (7 ratings)
Love, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
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House Kill Devil Hills
$162 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.6
Excellent (87 ratings)
Kill Devil Hills, Atlantic, North Carolina, United States
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House Lookout Mountain
$272 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.7
Excellent (49 ratings)
Lookout Mountain, Walker County, Georgia, United States
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