2019 IoT Products | Overview of the Most Popular Smart Home Devices

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Find and compare the best Internet of Things devices. Narrow your choices and explore the top consumer products and vendors for your connected home.

The Internet of Things is transforming every corner of life: the home, the office, city streets and beyond. IoT products give us greater control over door locks, lights and appliances; offer insights into resource consumption habits; streamline business processes; and better connect us to the people, systems and environments that shape our daily lives.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking for the best products to start building your connected life, or a business leader looking to take your company to the next level — this is the place to begin. We’ve collected the best and most popular options the IoT has to offer, from smart home devices to enterprise platforms to the software and tools you need to build your own smart, connected products.

The following Channel Guide will help you:

  • Discover popular types of connected products and projects in the IoT marketplace
  • Filter based on product type, use case and market segment (smart home, enterprise, etc.)
  • Find reviews and learn which devices will work with your Android or iOS device or integrate with your existing smart home hub or IoT platform

Many “entry-level” IoT products fit smoothly into the patterns of daily life by simplifying routine tasks. Finding your keys, unlocking your door, turning lights on and off — these and other habits can be automated with sensors and intelligent software. A truly smart home is full of products that know your preferences, anticipate your needs and respond dynamically to your behavior, so you can spend less time micromanaging your house and more time living in it.

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August Smart Lock Pro 3rd Generation

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  • Check your doors status when you are away from home
  • Provide key codes to friends and family and use auto lock feature when you leave the house
  • You need the Connect Wifi Bridge accessory device ($79) to control it remotely

Ellipse by Lattis

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  • Automatic keyless entry using Bluetooth
  • Backup: Key in a personal code of up to eight characters to lock or unlock
  • Built-in rechargeable battery using solar


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  • Tile’s Bluetooth range is up to 100 ft. Bluetooth is most effective at the 30 ft range, depending on the environment.
  • Loudly ring a lost item from the app and find it by sound.
  • Find your phone. Press Tile to make your phone ring—even if it’s on silent.

Smart Energy & Resource Savings

We all know we should try to use less electricity, water and other resources, but actually changing our habits can be hard — especially when we can’t see the immediate impact of our actions. A number of IoT products take aim at resource use by tracking and displaying real-time data to users, and by automating the operation of lights, appliances and heating and cooling systems to help reduce consumption.

Featured Smart Energy & Resource Savings Products

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GreenIQ Controller

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  • Integrations with PlanLink, Parrot, Koubachi, Netatmo weather and TORO® Precision soil moisture sensor
  • 6 irrigation zones Supports 24VAC valves
  • Integrates with Echo, IFTTT, Nest, Cresteon, Muzzley

Keen Home Smart Vent

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  • Room-by-room Control (Typical house needs 4-8 smart vents) and auto-balancing mode
  • Integrations with Nest, SmartThings, Lowes Iris
  • Battery life: 2+ years and 802.15.4/ZigBee Comms


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  • Real-time energy monitoring
  • Installation time of around 15 minutes on your breaker panel


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    • WiFI Connectivity
    • Requires R3D Compatible Propane Dial
    • Email and App Alerts

    Want to know what’s hot in the IoT marketplace? Here are a few of the most popular products in any category.

    Amazon Echo

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    • Seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room
    • WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices


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    • Built-in Alexa Voice Service built in, so you can ask your ecobee to set a timer, read you the news, adjust the temperature, and more.
    • Comes packaged with a temperature and humidity sensor you can place in your home.

      Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller 2nd Gen

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      • Auto weather adjustments
      • WiFi Connectivity (Works with Echo, Nest, Wink, others)
      • Get alerts when schedule changes..

      IoT Enterprise Categories

      The IoT has a lot to offer businesses, both for tech firms looking to get in on the actions and for the numerous industries that are being transformed by the injection of smart, connected technology into manufacturing processes, supply chains, customer engagement, performance tracking and other areas. Today’s companies need to take full advantage of IoT devices, platforms and tools to build business models that will thrive in a more connected world.

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