August 30, 2016
Have you seen some of the crazy new smart home apps? The automation available that can make your home more comfortable, convenient and secure will give you tech-envy! Check out the latest smart home devices and apps for systems and appliances that you can control from your smartphone or tablet!
Friedrich Smartphone Air Conditioner
The Kühl smartphone-controlled air conditioner, can save energy and money on your electric bill. If you leave without adjusting the temperature, no worries, you can do it from afar. And same thing when you’re headed back home or for pets mid-day.
Belkin’s WeMo is a handy little device that turns anything you can plug into the wall into a smart device. Did you forget to turn off a space heater, your curling iron, or a floor lamp? With WeMo you can turn it off on your way to work. Plus, WeMo lets you put your appliances or other devices on a schedule.
WeatherTRAK Sprinkler Controllers
HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK controllers let you protect the environment and save you water, money, and time by eliminating over watering. Drawing on information delivered wirelessly from 40,000 weather stations, the system lets you control your watering remotely.
Want to see who’s at your front door? With Skybell system and app you can see, hear and speak to whoever’s at your front door, and thanks to a motion sensor, you don’t have to wait for them to ring the doorbell
Samsung Wi-Fi Ranges
Samsung’s Wi-Fi Ranges let you control temperature and cooking time with your smartphone. This oven can even tell you how many calories are in your meal and how much your food weighs!
IHealth Blood Pressure Dock
You can turn your smartphone into a blood pressure monitor with IHealth Blood Pressure Dock. Once you download the app and slip on the sleeve, you can record, save, and share your blood pressure and pulse. Email the information to your doctor, or just pull up the history section at your next appointment.
Nest, a smartphone-controlled heating system adapts to your lifestyle and helps you save energy and money. Nest’s Heat Pump Balance feature optimizes how often you need to use expensive auxiliary heat, while True Radiant gives you a predictable schedule and even heat. You’ll also get reminders about changing your filter.
LG ThinQ Smart Refrigerator
The LG ThinQ smart refrigerator has a camera inside the device that allows you to see what’s in your fridge from your smartphone while you’re grocery shopping. You can also scan the bar code of every item that goes into the fridge and receive a text on the expiration date.
SmartFeeder For Pets
Forgot to feed your dog? Do it from your smartphone! With the SmartFeeder from Petnet you can feed your pet remotely or organize an automatic schedule — as long as you’ve remembered to fill up the hopper!
With Lockitron, you can lock your doors from anywhere. Use your smartphone to see if your door is locked and instantly share access with your family and friends. It will also send you a notification when your children unlock the door using their phones or keys.
Philips Hue LED Light Bulb
Hue lets you play with the tone, contrast and color of light to create any lighting mood you want. Having a party? Set the various Hue bulbs around your home to different colors or set a festive mood for Halloween or Christmas by adjusting colors accordingly. Control every Philips Hue bulb in your home from your smartphone thanks to this app, which eliminates the need for a light switch altogether.
Control My Home
The Control4 MyHome app gives you a completely secure 3G/4G connection to your home’s lighting, security, energy, comfort and entertainment systems via your smart phone or tablet. Control4’s system goes beyond managing just lights and security for control and monitoring of the entire home. Here’s one example: if you see that your child is playing video games instead of doing his or her homework, you can shut down the console! While the technology is complex, operation is simple.
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Use Smart Home Apps in Your New Southshore Home!
Smart homes can simplify and enhance your life, especially when you’ve found the right home. If you’re still looking for that perfect place, visit Southshore soon. Visit a model home today to see some of the smart home automation available in Village Homes or Richmond American ranch or two-story designs. Priced from the $400s to the $700s.