Here are some of the funniest moments people's smart homes and cameras have captured — sometimes accidentally

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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.’

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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.


The notification is coming from inside the house.

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.


There’s still a few bugs in the motion-detecting software.


People really burn their food a lot, apparently.


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.

Reddit

This sleepy-looking dog showed up on a Reddit user’s Nest cam as a ‘familiar face’ 13 times.


‘Unfamiliar face?’

Reddit user idontkerrr

Reddit user idontkerrr was saved from a surprise daffodil visit – thanks to his trusty Nest.


Everyone has that one weird neighbour.

Reddit user MURPHtheSURF

This one happens to ride a motorised lifeguard chair down the street (via Reddit user MURPHtheSURF.


And finally, something heartwarming.

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