If you’ve decided to upgrade or add some appliances to make your home a smart home, you might enjoy the added security you feel by knowing who’s at your door, whether there’s anyone in your house, or whether any alarms are going off.
You also might be notified when your partner is about to burn the house down, or when your pet comes into frame.
Smart-home devices are seen as a way to turn our houses into ‘homes of the future,’ but there are some pretty funny side effects that come with them.
Here are some of the best.
‘Everything is fine.’
— TannerGibsonCO (@DGIBS53) August 2, 2018
What kind of future would it be if you couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment your wife started panicking about burning the bacon? We’ve all been there – but now your partner is notified about it in real time.
Just trim a bit off the sides.
Right before my flight takes off, I get a notification from @nest that my devices are offline. ????
Once I get home, a little research shows that the gardner cut it. ???? pic.twitter.com/eY52oBQmYG
— Justin (@quidryan) July 28, 2018
The notification is coming from inside the house.
Just got a notification from our Nest cam that "it thinks it spotted a person" pic.twitter.com/yECurodoQc
— Thomas Fuchs ???????? (@thomasfuchs) November 5, 2016
Smart homes can also be used to keep tabs on your cats.
You might have wondered what your dogs are up to when you’re gone, but fear not.
got a notification that our cloud cam detected motion in the living room and pic.twitter.com/ILdKwGcYMu
— elise taylor (@elise_denae) July 20, 2018
It’s like being home without any of the responsibility.
There’s still a few bugs in the motion-detecting software.
I installed a @nest Hello. It’s pretty cool! I wish there was a little less latency between the doorbell and the push notification arriving on my phone, but meh… had to turn off motion notifications due to frequent visitations from the bug population here… pic.twitter.com/w58yBRTPti
— Daniel Chote (@dchote) July 26, 2018
People really burn their food a lot, apparently.
My wife runs @ night. She knows when to get back for food that I cook bc she gets Nest push notification for smoke???????? pic.twitter.com/hC7fAjUGIu
— Aaron Suplizio ???? (@AaronSuplizio) April 6, 2016
There’s an amphibian at the door.
- Reddit user Wacktool
Reddit user Wacktool’s Nest cam captured this friendly visit from a frog.
Not even dogs are safe from facial recognition software.
This sleepy-looking dog showed up on a Reddit user’s Nest cam as a ‘familiar face’ 13 times.
- Reddit user idontkerrr
Reddit user idontkerrr was saved from a surprise daffodil visit – thanks to his trusty Nest.
Everyone has that one weird neighbor.
- Reddit user MURPHtheSURF
This one happens to ride a motorized lifeguard chair down the street (via Reddit user MURPHtheSURF.
And finally, something heartwarming.
— A Local Project (@alocalproject) May 5, 2015