Welcome to our gallery featuring an extensive collection of the best touchless products for the home!
The above touchless paper towel dispenser is just one example of many products that can create a sensor-driven home.
We pride ourselves on keeping up with the cutting edge when it comes to home design, and we’re eager to deliver the news.
Here we present the results of our extensive research into useful touchless products that can improve any home.
Out of all the new technology infiltrating our daily lives, touchless tech has the potential to have the biggest impact on home cleaning and hygiene products. When there’s no physical contact, we can ensure that germs and dirt aren’t spread around.
This is an exciting prospect, as you can imagine!
Whether you’ve been gardening, working your car, or just doing some house cleaning, there are times when you’ll need to get some water, flip on a light, or do anything else without making a bigger mess with your hands. Some of these products are designed to make this problem disappear.
There are more reasons for wanting touchless control, of course. Maybe your hands are full, returning from the grocery store. Maybe you need a little help in the kitchen. Maybe you just like the zero-wear sheen of high technology.
The point is, there are myriad opportunities for improving your home experience with touchless technology. We’ve covered nearly everything out there, from soap dispensers to video surveillance, in an effort to provide examples of this fantastic tech at work in a home setting.
We’ve covered why these devices are useful, but how do they work? Most of these products feature infrared motion sensing, allowing a simple wave of the hand or light tap to activate. Some of them are a little more involved, but all require infinitely less effort than their standard forebears.
Look around at the devices and utilities you use most in your home, and think of ways any of them might be improved with modern technology. Chances are, there’s a cutting edge version of whatever you’ve got. The only question is: how much more useful can it be?
We’ve answered that question with a set of useful hands-free versions of everyday items you use around the home. Check out our list and see what appeals most. You might be surprised at just how much of an improvement a touchless upgrade can bring!
We’ve organized our huge selection of products into categories for simple browsing. Click below to jump right to the ones you’re most interested in.
- Solar Window Film
- Smart Plugs and Powerstrips
- Smart Thermostats
- Smart Food Recyclers
- Low-Flow Showerheads
- Smart Exhaust Fans
- Bluetooth Faucet Filters
- Smart Stove
- Soap Dispensers
- Paper Towel Dispensers
- Hand Dryers
- Trash Bins
- Salt pepper grinders
- Lights / Switches
- Home Door Locks
Solar Window Film
One of the easiest eco-friendly upgrades for your home is also the most economical. Solar window film, made from thin plastics or polymers, stick to your window glass without adhesive. Once professionally installed, they can last more than 20 years before needing to be replaced. But what purpose do they serve, and are they worth the time and money?
Solar window films do one thing very well: They block the sun’s UV rays from coming into your rooms, heating up your space, and fading your furniture and carpets. Depending upon the quality of window film used, up to 99 percent of harmful rays can be avoided with the simple installation of solar film to underperforming windows. This shaves dollars off the cost of cooling your home in the summer and is especially beneficial for homes located in warm climates.
Solar window films can also help keep rooms warmer in the winter by absorbing and re-directing infrared heat from the sun. This saves on the costs of winter heating, as well. Long-term, solar films like these not only save homeowners money on monthly heating and cooling costs, they also help to extend the life of HVAC units.
Perhaps the biggest perk of films like these, however, is that there’s no need to darken rooms or block outside views to benefit from their use. The newest solar window films available now come clear, without the traditional ‘smoky’ tint of years past. It’s impossible for the casual observer to notice them on your windows, yet they’re still helping to protect your belongings and lower your energy costs.
If you do long for privacy, however, solar window films are also available in tints and patterns that help prevent by-passers from gazing inside.
Smart Plugs and Powerstrips
Did you know many of your home electronics are still drawing power even when they’re turned off? You could take the time to unplug the television and the gaming console and the desktop computer every night before you go to bed. Or, you could simply purchase a smart power strip to handle the logistics for you.
Smart power strips cut the power to electronics that enter into standby mode, saving you money on your monthly utility bill and helping your home to run much more environmentally friendly.
But are your favorite plug-and-play devices really costing you that much money when they’re not in use? Do they cost enough to warrant the purchase of a smart plug or smart strip?
Indeed they do, say the experts. In fact, standby power use can account for up to 10 percent of your total energy consumption monthly, depending on how many appliances are constantly plugged in. A smart power strip can help cut those costs with minimal drawbacks, such as missed updates.
Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, so you’ve probably at least a bit familiar with how they work and what capabilities they have. But if you’re uninitiated, here’s what you need to know.
A smart thermostat is one that’s accessible via your home’s WIFI. This means you can operate it through the app on a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone. So, you can keep your settings on cool throughout the day, when no one is home, and then amp up the heat during your drive home, so all is nice and toasty when you get there.
But the remote adjustment is only part of the appeal of a smart thermostat. Most offer multiple features to make like easier and less expensive for the homeowners who love them. For instance, some smart thermostats are able to actually “learn” your preferences and to adjust temperatures accordingly.
Others can alert you to problems with your ductwork or HVAC unit. Some smart thermostats can remind you when it’s time for routine maintenance tasks such as replacing an air filter. Others can give you a heads up on your home’s energy consumption throughout the month.
Smart thermostats are not only convenient, but they’re money-savers, too. The right one used the right way, can shave up to $145 off the annual costs of heating and cooling your home.
Smart Food Recyclers
Adding natural compost to your garden is a great way to befriend the planet, but unsightly bowls piled high with coffee grounds, eggshells, and potato peelings are never artful in the kitchen. Worse — they smell. But if you invest in a smart food recycler, you can reduce those nutrient-rich food scraps down to 10 percent of their original size and hasten the composting process for your garden.
A smart food recycler is basically a composting device for your kitchen counter. When you have compostable scraps such as vegetable peelings or rotten fruit, add them to the recycler, and run the device when the bucket is full. The scraps are agitated, heated, and cooled to produce a simple soil amendment your plants will love. Even better — there’s no food waste heading to the landfill.
Reduce your family’s carbon footprint with an indoor food recycler that’s quiet, odorless, and reduces kitchen waste by 90 percent in just a matter of hours. There’s no need to run garbage disposal and no foul peelings smelling up your trashcans on pickup day.
It’s a simple product, but it packs a big environmental impact. A low-flow showerhead uses less water, while still giving you a satisfying shower experience. Less water used translates into lower water and energy bills, reducing the size of your family’s carbon footprint.
But perhaps the biggest perk of opting for a low-flow showerhead is how easily it installs. As a homeowner, you can do it yourself in just a few minutes. You won’t even miss the higher water pressure if you buy the right fixture. There are two types of low-flow showerheads available today, including:
- Aerating: An aerating shower head forces water through a fine screen. This adds air to the water which then shoots out as an invigorating spray. Aerating showerheads make for a nice, steamy shower, though they do use more energy to heat the water.
- Laminar: A laminar-type shower head produces large, gentle streams of water, such as that produced by rainfall showers. Laminar heads produce much less steam because there’s no air mixed in. This is a perk if you have a small or poorly ventilated bathroom.
But environmental awareness doesn’t have to stop in the bath. You can have low-flow faucets and fixtures installed throughout your home, reducing water use even more and saving you substantial dollars on the costs of hot water use.
In fact, the best low-flow water fixtures are capable of cutting water usage by a whopping 60 percent, say the experts, especially for those families who opt for low-flow toilets. While an old, inefficient toilet can use up to six gallons of water per flush, new, eco-friendly versions may use as little a 1.5 gallons and still get the job done.
Smart Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans aren’t just for bathrooms, but that’s probably where they work the hardest. Without proper ventilation in the bath, your home may be prone to mold and mildew problems in the floors, walls, and ceilings. Moisture damage is a problem that’s costly to remediate, plus it can make your whole family ill.
Reduce the chances for mold growth by installing exhaust fans around your home in areas that regularly experience moisture, such as the bathroom, garage, laundry room, sunroom, or home spa. And increase their convenience and energy efficiency by opting for smart versions.
A smart exhaust fan is capable of learning exactly what it takes to keep spaces free from dampness and humidity, and it does what’s needed without having to be told. In addition, many also operate via mobile app, so you can perform tasks remotely, such as:
- Turning the fan on and off
- Adjusting the speed and sound
- Turning the included nightlight on and off or changing its color
- Setting the moisture sensitivity manually
Even when you’re away from home, you can still keep your rooms dry and cozy via your mobile device if you install smart exhaust fans throughout your home.
Bluetooth Faucet Filters
What makes a Bluetooth faucet filter an eco-conscious choice? Aside from filtering out contaminants in your home’s water supply, a Bluetooth version also tracks your home’s water consumption via your mobile device and alerts you when it’s time to change the filter.
Depending upon the type of water filtration system you purchase, you may be able to alleviate up to 99 percent of pollutants such as lead, 96 percent of mercury, and 92 percent of pesticides from your family’s drinking water. That’s a big, important job for a little filtration system. Investing in one that syncs to your smartphone just makes your system easier to maintain. Know exactly how much water your family uses in a day, and always know exactly when to change the filter.
When someone mentions a smart oven or smart stove, you may picture them changing their oven temperature from the next room using a smartphone or tablet. And while this is a single feature of smart cooking appliances, it’s not the only perk to owning one of these icons of modern convenience.
Many of today’s smart ovens offer additional settings and capabilities such as the opportunity to proof bread dough or switch over to convection mode. You can do a lot more with a smart oven, and you can do it remotely because it connects with your home’s WIFI network. If you own a digital assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assist, you can control the settings of your smart oven with the sound of your voice.
Start a preheat cycle, raise or lower the temperature, or power down your stove, all from the convenience of your easy chair. Some smart ovens even feature two or more cooking chambers so you can bake or roast several items at the same time at different temperatures.
Possibly one of the best perks to owning a smart oven is that it can alert you if you left home without turning it off. And if you did, there’s no turn-around required. Simply power it down using the mobile app and continue on your way. Your smart oven will also alert you when you’re on the verge of burning your casserole.
One word advice for homeowners who rely on a WIFI network of smart devices to run their homes — security is absolutely vital. This means changing passwords frequently, never using the password that came with the unit, such as admin/admin, and choosing passwords that are strong as well as case-sensitive. Your password should be tough to crack, and you should never share it with anyone outside the family. Otherwise, your smart devices can be hacked and your privacy compromised.
Touchless Soap Dispensers
Out of all the products that benefit from hands-free technology, soap dispensers are one of the most common and useful. What other time would you need to avoid touching things than when your hands are dirty and in need of soap?
1. Touchless Soap Dispenser by Better Living Products
This ultra-modern design aims to match the look and feel of a professional grade soap dispenser, with a transparent body that allows you to observe the soap levels inside. A virtually hidden sensor means that soap is in hand without a single touch.
2. Otto Automatic Soap Dispenser by Umbra
We love the stunning curves of this design, standing out like a work of art more than a soap dispenser. This model will stand out in a very good way in almost any kitchen or bathroom.
3. Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser by SimpleOne Brand
Finally, we reach possibly the most out-there design that we’ve found in the world of soap dispensers. This sleek piece of technology looks like an abstract sculpture as much as anything you’d find in a home bathroom or kitchen, and provides touchless soup with the best of them.
We’ve collected both bathroom and kitchen focused faucets to showcase the stunning variety of styles available when you’ve made the leap to touchless technology. Most of these faucets use a simple infrared sensor to register when hands are placed in front of them, granting an utterly seamless operation.
4. Sloan Touchless Bathroom Faucet
Our first faucet is a simple and elegant bathroom design that barely gives any hint that it’s got technology packed into its svelte frame. The sleek curves obscure a built-in sensor for a seamless look.
5. Touch Free Automatic Sensor Sink Faucet with Temperature Control Handle
This ultra modern gem appears like a sleek cylinder, all shiny surfaces and intricate detail. The small tap handle on the side allows you to direct the temperature manually.
6. Aquafaucet Touchless Sensor Waterfall Bathroom Sink Vessel Faucet
If you’re looking for the latest in contemporary style, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to hands free faucets. This design gives you the benefits of both the latest tech and style.
7. Delta Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology
Now we’re looking at kitchen faucets, and while this one might fudge the “touchless” definition a bit, we feel it belongs. You can use it as a normal faucet, or give it a light tap of the hand on the top of the curve to get instant water flow.
8. KOHLER Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet
Here’s another classically-styled model that manages to work in its progressive touchless features without standing out stylistically. We love the brushed steel finish.
9. Automatic Touchless Sensor Faucet Adapter
This water-saving kitchen faucet device allows you to convert an existing manual faucet into a fully automatic, touchless device. Its simple construction and adaptability mean that you can add this novel function to just about any existing kitchen.
Touchless Paper Towel Dispensers
Similar to soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers are one of those products that seem ready-made for a touchless adaptation. When your hands are dripping wet, you don’t want to soil the entire roll; the automatic hands-free operation of these devices ensure that you never have to.
10. Clean Cut Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser by Clean Cut
We love the sleek lines of this design, which can be incorporated below the cabinetry in almost any style of kitchen. It resembles a kitchen stereo or any other unobtrusive product you can install and forget, doing its job without drawing attention.
11. Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser In Silver
The sleek curves and clean, metallic body of this dispenser make it a beautiful, artful addition to any kitchen. It neatly hides away paper towel until you need it, accessible without so much as a touch.
12. iTouchless Towel-Matic Automatic Sensor Paper Towel Dispenser
We like this model of touchless paper towel dispenser because it most closely resembles a traditional type you’d see in any kitchen around the world. Its open design and countertop placement make for an unrivaled ease of use.
Touchless Hand Dryers
We’re all familiar with touchless hand dryers, seen in virtually every public bathroom around the world at this point. While older versions required a button press to start, these models activate with a simple wave of the hands. It’s a unique addition to any home bathroom.
13. Vertical Touchless Automatic Hand Dryer by Royal Sovereign International
Our first touchless hand dryer works similarly to the latest Dyson models you’ve probably seen at airports or high end hotels, with hands inserted at the top and blasted by air from both sides. It’s seamless and sleek.
14. Royal Sovereign Touchless Automatic Hand Dryer
We’ve got a photo of this hand dryer placed in a contemporary home bathroom, to showcase how its brushed metal body complements a white space with marble countertop. This model boasts a 20 second running time, plenty to dry any hands.
15. Household Automatic Infared Sensor Hand Dryer
Our last model is perhaps the most at-home in your home, with a soft white plastic outer shell that feels more like a household appliance than a commercial application. This sleek and slim model will unobtrusively dry your hands without so much as a touch.
Here’s another touchless product you’ve likely encountered in a commercial setting, whether it’s at your office, the local movie theater, or anywhere else cleanliness and efficiency is valued. In the name of keeping surfaces germ free, there are few better ideas.
16. American Standard Studio Activate Touchless Right Height Toilet
The great thing about this model, which is an all-in-one system with the hands-free tech built into the toilet, is that it camouflages its function. Resembling nothing so much as a standard, unassuming toilet, it works its magic seamlessly.
17. Santeen Sanitary Automatic Hands-free Touchless Flush
Instead of an entire toilet with integrated touchless features, this product is designed to retrofit your existing throne with a hands-free functionality. It replaces the standard flush and can be mounted on the wall.
18. Tripoint Touchless Dc Toilet Flushometer Valve by Kohler
Instead of adding on an extra component like the model above, this hands-free flushing system completely replaces the traditional valve with a modern touchless component. It’s a nice seamless compromise between the add-on flusher and the complete toilet replacement.
Touchless Trash Bins
If there’s one other place in the home that touchless technology could benefit more, it’s trash receptacles. People have improvised this for decades, using foot pedals to open the lid, but technology has finally caught up and offered us completely touchless garbage options.
19. 13 Gallon Deodorizer Automatic Touchless Trash Can by itouchless
Our first touchless trash can model is a simple metal design with a black top that could be placed unassuming in nearly any home. The best part of the design is how it draws little to no attention to itself, working as intended.
20. iTouchless 2 Compartment Recycle Touchless Trashcan
We love this product for its useful separation of garbage and recyclables, and for its futuristic design. The smooth plastic finish and bright labeling make it clear that this touchless bin means business.
21. Nine Stars Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can, Set of 2
Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all, and for that we bring you this pair of two hands-free bins: a taller model for the kitchen and a smaller one for your bathroom or living room. The brushed metal body and simple lid design make them attractive and unobtrusive.
The concept of touchless vacuums needs a bit of explanation. We’re not talking about upright models that you’ve known for years; these are either stationary devices or robotic vacuums that are designed to clean your home without your input.
22. iTouchless Robotic Intelligent Vacuum Cleaner
Even if you’re never seen one in person, you’ve likely seen one of the numerous flat robotic vacuum cleaners on TV somewhere. They’re self-guided, learning the layout of your room and then vacuuming accordingly. You’ll only need to touch it to charge the device for next time.
23. Professional Touchless Stationary Vacuum by EyeVac
In an innovation pretty much everyone who cleans house can appreciate, there are now models meant to replace the traditional dust pan. You set this device up in the corner of a room, and then sweep as normal – it picks up everything nearby in a quick and easy process that leaves no room for dust pan dropping.
24. Eye-Vac Home Touchless Vacuum
For hardier messes, you’ll want to take a look at this sleek and futuristic model. The svelte egg shape design means that it looks attractive while it’s out, and the vacuum power means that it will pick up almost anything you can sweep at it.
Salt & Pepper Grinders
A hands-free salt or pepper grinder? Well, not quite. We’re fudging our rule here, but these devices are so close to effortless that they deserve inclusion. Perfect for anyone with arthritis or weak wrists, they allow for the grinding of fresh salt or pepper without the physical effort.
25. iTouchless Automatic Stainless Steel Pepper Mill and Salt Grinder
We love this sleek device, looking like a stainless steel bullet and doling out perfectly ground pepper or salt with the touch of a button. The glass window lets you see how much is left, and the lightweight design means it’s easy to serve.
26. Gravity 2 Piece Salt & Pepper Grinder Set by Kalorik
If color is your thing, you’ll want to check out this sleek pair of effortless grinders. The bold blue tone of the body makes for a unique kitchen presence, perfectly complementing the forward-thinking design.
27. Kalorik Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Design for grinders doesn’t get much more slick than this. A pair of perfectly cylindrical steel tubes feature small windows and bespoke push button design that makes them appear more like a modern industrial tool than a simple kitchen accessory.
Touchless Lighting & Switches
One of the first implementations of hands-free technology to appear was lighting; after all, sometimes we need to see when our hands are already full. We’ve gathered a variety of options to make this happen in your own home.
28. Sensky Motion Sensor Light Switch
You may have seen switches like these in your office or even the bathrooms of contemporary restaurants or stores. They can be operated normally, or set to provide light only when the room is occupied. You’ll save frustration and energy with these.
29. VOID LED Lighting SWIPE Switch for Under Cabinet Line
This product is designed for the kitchen or bathroom, any place you’ll be placing under-cabinet lighting. The device lets you swipe a hand to activate the lighting, perfect for when your hands are wet.
30. E-Bro Adjustable Infrared IR Body Motion Sensor Switch
Similar to the above products, this unique design is meant to activate your lighting when someone enters the room. The best feature of this particular model is that it’s a ceiling mounted design, allowing it to canvas your entire space for movement and ensuring that there are no missed corners.
31. AVANTEK Wireless Motion-Activated Sensor Night Light
This LED night light is a perfect example of motion sensing at its simplest and most direct. While most night lights turn on the second it gets dark, this one saves even more power by only working when you’re in the room.
32. Westek Indoor Plug-In Corded Motion Activated Light Control
This product is a bit different than the others, in that it’s not focused solely on lighting. Sure, a lamp is the most likely thing you’d plug in, but perhaps you’d prefer that a fan or something else turns on when you enter the room. The choice is yours!
Touchless Home Door Locks
Here’s another category where we’re stretching the definition of “touchless” a bit, but we feel they warrant inclusion because of the ease of use and massive difference with traditional home door lock setups. Instead of using a key, you’re simply using your hands.
33. iTouchless Bio-Matic Fingerprint Door Lock
With a sliding cover to shelter the sensor, plus a backup key pad and extra key sets, this is the perfect solution for your home locks. It’s as unobtrusive as can be, replacing a standard lock and handle on your front door, offering the ease of use of a single finger tap.
34. Edigital Keyless Electronic Lever Lock and Remote Set by Lockey USA
This model features both a digital keypad for combination passcode entry, plus a remote fob just like you’d use to enter your car. This allows the homeowner to remotely unlock the doors, making for easy hands-free entry.
35. Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm
When you want extra security to go along with your high tech door locks, this model is a great solution. It pairs a touchscreen keypad with a deadbolt lock and built-in alarm so that you’ll never have to think twice about home security.
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