Best Smart Home Tech 2020 for Safety, Security, and Health

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47 Comments

  1. ahale1987 on April 20, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Matt, great video as always.

    I haven’t considered indoor air quality and using something to trigger a purifier or similar. Thank you. My wife appreciates you helping me find more smart stuff for the house.

  2. Mike NYC on April 20, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I have 3 nest thermostats and I am a big fan of them.

  3. Alex Rodriguez on April 20, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Great video, only feedback I have is dump the Sense monitor, it’s pure junk. I have had it for two years and it’s worthless.

  4. Stephen Powdexter on April 20, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Should be called tech for the home OWNER.

  5. Matt Schlupe on April 20, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Ego is the Tesla of lawn products – love em

  6. Mike NYC on April 20, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I am looking forward to that snow blower review. I do not think i would get an electric snow blower as we lose power too often where I live when it’s stormy, but I am curious. I have a gasoline generator for my home, but I do love my electric chain saw. I will not go back to gas for that.

  7. Andy Fyon on April 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Very useful.

  8. Issy on April 20, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Hey Matt, can you review enviroklenz mobile air system? Let us know your thoughts and opinions. Here’s the link:
    https://enviroklenzairpurifiers.com

  9. Chris Diesenbruch on April 20, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve had a eufycam 2, a 2c and the doorbell for a while and I’ve been happy with them I just added a 2c Pro this weekend and if anyone’s thinking if it’s worth the extra money the picture is definitely better then the 2c. I also have the Sense Monitor and while I like it overall I am a bit disappointed in its ability to figure out more complicated devices. I added the add-on sensors recently to monitor my Mitsubishi mini splits but to be honest the only things I’m confident in with it are the readings from the sensors and any smart plugs I have connected to it and maybe some of the more simple devices. I’m hoping the learning gets better over time. As for the water heater when it needs replaced I recommend a HPWH. I put in a Rheem in April 2019, my electric company gave me a $300 rebate and putting it in myself only cost me $900 snd it’s been great. It comes with its own app that monitors energy as well.

  10. greg h on April 20, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    beware of smart appliances, well at least the ones from GE. I purchased a smart window ac from lowes and 2 months later i got an email that they were deleting my smartapp account because the appliance was "obsolete"

  11. Dennis Schlieckau on April 20, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Matt, I love the Ego products. I have the 21” SP mower. The carbon shaft trimmer with auto winding head is the bomb. I also have power head w/ edger. Will be getting pole saw adapter and possibly chainsaw and 650 cfm blower. I’m really interested to here your review about the new Snowblowers performance in heavy snow and driveway plow berm clearing. I’d really like to replace my current Snowblower. I just didn’t like the single stage version previously offered. It’s also important to note. You can buy Bare tools without batteries which is a significant cost savings. I assume the snowblower has two 7.5 ah batteries. Those can be used in the Mower, chainsaw, etc.

    One more thing, I really enjoy TBD.

  12. Charles Oliver on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    So out of curiousity whats your thoughts on the Unifi Dream Machine? Its been a good experience so far for me.

    I do appreciate your reviews as it helped me start into smart devices.

  13. Felipe Behrens on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    For home security, I want the flame thrower like in home alone…

  14. Adam kent on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Matt, I live in the UK and really want the sense box, to monitor by solar PV’s, home battery and EV charging. We have slightly different power supply to you guys (single phase 240v) would you know if this box works in the UK or is there a UK version.
    Many thanks
    Adam

  15. TheOnlyName on April 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, I just saw that @Mrwhosetheboss used you as a source in his latest video at 10:03!

  16. belobos on April 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Dyson seems to be garbage. Last thing I saw was CBC Marketplace taking it to a science lab and having it tested against other (much cheaper) alternatives. It finished close to last. They took it to the manufacturer ( i think it is somewhere in England), and the only thing they (the designers) could do was babble something incoherent. I still have to give it to them that they actually did an interview instead of just ignoring requests for explanations, which would be normal tactics in such cases.

  17. Marco Sawyer on April 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    That’s IF we get any snow Matt. I can’t remember living in MA that it snowed before Halloween. I have a funny feeling it’s not going to be a normal winter here this season.

  18. Satya Vithala on April 20, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Love your videos, especially the recent one with Sense CEO. Did you take a look at Phyn Plus Smart Water Monitor? I would love to see your review

  19. Daniel Kaplan on April 20, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I apologize if you’ve mentioned elsewhere, but have you ever looked into the Moen Flo? It sounds sort of like a Sense for your water system. It’s different from what the Aquanta does. I generally don’t like to purchase tech without hearing from multiple reliable sources but I can’t find too many reviews of this or equivalent tech… I’m really enjoying my Sense, it has definitely helped cut my electricity bills. I installed an Ecobee as well and I’m looking forward to using the eco+ once it gathers enough info…

  20. Undecided with Matt Ferrell on April 20, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    What’s your favorite smart home tech from the year? And be sure to check out Top 10 home automation ideas – Ultimate smart home tour – https://youtu.be/a-LLDP4BfWk

  21. cal88usa on April 20, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I look forward to watching your videos. Thank you very much for your hard work and detication . This is my go to channel for tech and electric gadgets.

  22. Andrew Dee on April 20, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Matt, try indoor Aqara Homekit camera, I think it’s the best offer out there, without eufy’s limitations

  23. janelle hutsell on April 20, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    The proud saturday surgically subtract because mass postoperatively hand next a early desert. rare, wakeful stove

  24. Marces Williams on April 20, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    WIFI security cameras aren’t what you would use in your home or business. They are the most insecure part of a security system. A DDOS attack can bring down your cameras and wifi network.

  25. Paul Kohl on April 20, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Really like your "electrify everything" comment! I too have appreciated going battery on all of my home and cottage yard tools; zero maintenance. 🙂

  26. Brian Kloc on April 20, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    How much does a smart thermostat help for people who are working from home? I had an ecobee but just moved to a new place and didn’t take it with me. I set the thermostat for a daytime and nighttime temperature. Seems like the smart thermostat savings wouldn’t offset the cost of the unit if people are only out of the house for shorter periods these days. I can see some smart vent covers helping to direct the air to certain rooms during day/night being a potential savings though.

  27. steve v on April 20, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Please review eco products.

  28. Lord Kitsuna on April 20, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    i saw smart home along with safety and security in the same title and instantly became a little disappointed in the channel but i went in cautiously. but too many of the products listed here was a cloud product. Its been shown time and time and time and time again that cloud based "smart" tech is unsafe. they don’t receive regular security updates, are low effort on the security front to begin with, have had piles of large scale data breaches, and then you also run the risk of the company being bought or just closing and all your stuff is useless bricks. Its harder to find, and even costs a little more sometimes but there are smart home devices that are local network only and you can enable remote for your phone or something on your own either by opening the ports for it in your router or more safely using a VPN. These are the way to go if you want to be sure your stuff will stay working and don’t want to have to worry about your doorbell getting hacked and monitored.

  29. Eric Hresko on April 20, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I have an Ego+ lawnmower and string trimmer, and am considering their snow blower (we live in South Dakota). I’d love a review once you get a chance to use it with some significant snow!

  30. Anne McHaffey on April 20, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    We love our Ego lawnmower and weed whacker. Bought them 6 years ago when we bought our first house. Don”t currently have any smart house tech, but I’m interested. Can a tankless hot water heater be smart?

  31. Ashleigh Danks on April 20, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I’m toying with the idea of getting a smart thermostat for my home(in the uk) and you seem to love the ecobee (I’m guessing from your videos). I was wonder what your thoughts about smart thermostats that can control individual radiators. Do you think this would be even more eco friendly/drive down costs? Or do you think it won’t be worth the initial investment?

  32. ripkingpin on April 20, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    How much do Sense pay you?

  33. Ed Chartrand on April 20, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I have to wonder about your comments about point #1 re: turning down the temp in the home for 7-10 hrs per day saving you money. For some systems that may not be wholly accurate. For ex. We have a geothermal system and by setting one single temp 24/7 the system is able to just run the first single stage of our compressor circulating the energy from the wells into the home & then the system uses much less electricity as compared to if the system gets too far off set point which then causes it to use multiple back up electrical resistance stages to heat or cool pulling more electricity- my HVAC installers have told me the most efficient way to run it is to have a single set point 24/7. Does this sound accurate for those with geothermal systems?

  34. I Y on April 20, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    For air quality, just replace your hvac filter to MERV 13 and run fan 10-15 min per hour. Can also install fresh air system for entire house

  35. madreamer on April 20, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    on demand water heater better, just will cost you initially much more

  36. Mark1Mach2 on April 20, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks, fine suggestions.

  37. alejandro rey on April 20, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Good video thanks Matt, I’d be interested to see you do a video on electric water heaters . Thanks

  38. otci sasmita on April 20, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Love ur. Ideas

  39. I Y on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    That’s not true. Energy efficient condensing boilers work more efficiently at pretty much fixed temperature, you don’t need to lower anything. And lowering temps can actually cost you more

  40. Zack Scott on April 20, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Total cost… $1800

  41. Doug Montgomery on April 20, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Im all in with Makita, but I have 16 acres, so what cant be battery is diesel. When I lived in town, I opted for electric. The cord was better than the expense of the batteries at that point. If you have a tiny yard, spending $500 on a lawn mower makes zero sense, especially when the batteries had a short lifespan (not charge/discharge, but they just didn’t hold charge anymore) The black and decker, full plastic, mower that I had to plug in with a 50′ extension cord made the most sense. The mower was $150. It took me 20 minutes to mow the yard. It was super simple. It takes me 3 hours now, and I use a Kubota with a 60" deck. I still dont want a barn full of liquid fueled stuff, been there, done that, hated rebuilding everything every winter. I have a battery powered chain saw that works wonderfully, even if my buddies make fun at how small my blade is

  42. DrivenByBalance on April 20, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Smart home tech is not protecting you or me. It is used to survey you and me. Every piece of tech you use is watching you. To protect themselves from you and me. Yes, they are watch you right now.

  43. BloodyIron on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I’m really disappointed you didn’t talk at all about which of these items work for self-hosted automation. There are VERY good reasons to not rely on cloud services. And for home automation, there are many of us that are only interested in self-hosted options. So, opportunity list. 🙁

  44. yikyu Tam on April 20, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Really, no smart light bulb, I guess I am a poor person who use smart light bulb as alarm.

  45. Ed Purtscher on April 20, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I love my Ryobi electric mower and separate trimmer. Plan to get a hedge trimmer and blower. might sta with the brand as I have two 40v chargers and batteries plugged in a surge protector strip that is plugged into a smart plug that is set to turn on on weekends.

  46. Nic Sirrine on April 20, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Do you know of any smart mailboxes?

  47. andrew mcmillan on April 20, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Paying Apple to get into their HomeKit ecosystem is $expensive and complicated. IFTTT also, but not as difficult as HomeKit. For this reason we don’t support either of them with our smart thermostat: we’re a startup, so we don’t have money for that kind of thing, we just provide a public API. I doubt we’ll ever support HomeKit.

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