Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015.

Smart heating and lighting systems have greatly improved since they first launched, but they aren't the only devices that make up a connected home. Everything from the gadgets that allow you to control them remotely to the tablet, smartphone or smartwatch with the apps you need to control the devices in the first place, all contribute to a smarthome.

If you are looking for the best gadgets of 2015 that will help make your home a more connected one, you've come to the right place. We have detailed 10 devices that will make your home wonderfully connected from British Gas's smart heating system to the new Sonos Play:5 that puts smartphone control at the forefront when it comes to playing music around your home.

We've critiqued the best devices available over the past 12 months, culminating in the 12th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in association with EE at the end of November. This feature handpicks the best of the best when it comes to products that will help you create a smarter home.

Head to our gallery to find the best gadgets for creating a more connected home and find out what it was we loved about them when we reviewed them.

Click here to see the 2015 Awards Hub.