As the annual technology extravaganza with over 3,000 exhibitors, Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016), is set to kick off on January 6 in Las Vegas, it's likely that technology products, ranging from health care to autos, connected homes, virtual reality and gaming will take the center stage.

Albeit, there are growing number of smart home products available, privacy and security concerns have always been the bane, and as more devices are connected, the companies behind them will need to give consumers reasons to actually buy into it.

Nonetheless, most new technology that will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) promises to be smarter and friendlier than ever.

While, there are numerous devices that are designed to connect you to your home in smart and convenient ways, choosing from the leading brands can really be a no-brainer.

And top of the range smart home brands like: LogiTech, D-Link, SONOS, LinkSys, and NetGear are among those expected to participate in this year's event.

The idea behind a smart home is to provide an app that's compatible with a smartphone, tablet or computer that lets you control things at home. Whether you're just relaxing on the couch and don't want to get up and turn off the lights, or you're outdoors and want to check on things at home, the control you're looking for is at your fingertips.