(561) 729-8518

Email Us
francishoet@wellingtonproperties.com


Follow Us
Facebook twitter linkedin instagram

Real Estate News Real Estate News

Smart Home Technology: 6 Gadgets That Will Increase Home Efficiency


Written By: Realty Times Staff
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

For bolstered efficiency and enhanced convenience, its worth it to equip your home with the newest technology. There are practical smart home devices that will help you save on utility costs, ensure the safety of your home and assist in home maintenance. There are also more personalized gadgets that will help you monitor health, ensure your pets safety, and also provide multifaceted assistance in home management. Tailor your home with the right technology for you and your family. Here is a list of the best smart home gadgets you should invest in:

Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat pays for itself with its energy efficiency programs, which yield significant savings on utility costs. The device learns the temperatures you like and will program itself in about a week with an automatic heating and cooling schedule. It also automatically turns itself down when no one is home, which saves energy. You can remotely control your Nest system from your phone, tablet or laptop. Nest will guide you toward the best temperature schedule that will save you both energy and money.

Philips Hue

Philips Hue bulbs help you control your houses lighting via your smartphone. You can create light schedules for home automation so lights turn on when you arrive home or turn off once youve left. Doing this will help you reduce energy usage and also provide you with a means of remote theft deterrent. The away-from-home controls let you adjust your lights remotely. This is handy if you have forgotten to switch your lights off or if you need them on during a non-scheduled time. The Philips Hue kit is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology, which can be voice-accessed on the iPhone 6s Plus through Siri or manually through the app.

Withings Aura

The Withings Aura is a high-tech alarm clock disguised as a sleek, modern lamp. It offers a personalized, gradual wake-up experience that will help you feel refreshed and energized. The light on the Aura provides a simulated sunrise, at your designated alarm time, for a gradual wake up. At night, the light provides optimized colors that promote the secretion of sleep hormones while its attached speaker projects soft ambient sounds that will enhance your sleep.

Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a hands free speaker that you control with your voice. It can play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. You can connect the Echo to your music libraries from Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneInthe music will fill the room through the devices 360 degree omni-directional audio. Even while music is playing, the Echo can detect your voice for instruction. You can connect the Echo to your other smart home devices like the WeMo, Philips Hue, Nest, Wink, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon and ecobee.

Petcube

Keep track of your furry friend, while youre out of the house, with Petcube. The cube contains a wide-angle lens video camera that provides HD live video so you can monitor your pets activity from your smartphone, tablet or computer. There is also two-way audio, which allows you to listen-in on your little friend and also chat with them through your smartphone. A built-in laser toy lets you interact with your pet so they get in some play time during the middle of your workday.

Belkin WeMo Switch

The WeMo Switch lets you remotely control the power source to your electronic devices. The switch uses your Wi-Fi network for wi>

Copyright© 2018 Realty Times®. All Rights Reserved

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Are Investments in Temporary R...
Rather than attempting to garner a month to month tenant or a longer term lessee, some real ...

The Three Government-Backed Ho...
VA LoansVA loans are available to a select group of borrowers. Those borrowers are ...

Copyright ©2018 - Realty Times®
All Rights Reserved.

Exceptional new oceanfront residences in Palm Beach FL
3550 South Ocean, Palm Beach Seaside Residence        Discover...

Saddle Trail farm, hacking distance to WEF
Saddle Trail Park farm in Wellington FL       An...

Facebook twitter Linkedin Instagram
Francis Hoet - Agent with Douglas Elliman