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5 Ways To Make Your Home Smart

Jessica Montoya

Jessica Montoya has a background in interior design which has helped pave the way for her successful real estate career...

Jessica Montoya has a background in interior design which has helped pave the way for her successful real estate career...

May 23 3 minutes read

As technology continues to advance, it is now easier than ever to integrate it into your home. Installing smart devices can even increase your home’s value. 


1. Choose Your Smart Assistant 

Alexa - Echo Dot, Echo & Echo Show

Google Home - Google Home, Newer Android Smarphones

Siri - iphones, ipads & Apple Watch


2. Purchase Smart Accessories 

There are tons of products available that are compatible with your new assistant.

Smart home technology is considered a “luxury” feature buyers look for, but are actually more affordable than you may think. 

Our favorites below are easy to use and won’t break your bank!


 

Light Bulbs

The Philips Hue A19 starter kit has a customizable glow, and game sessions are more enjoyable when lights are synced to music. Mobile control lets you  turn  Philips Hue A19 starter kit's lights on or off while you're away from home. 

Philips Hue works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and the Google Assistant.

Retails for around $99.99


Thermostat 

The corresponding app lets you track energy usage and get tips on energy conservation, saving you an average of 10-15 percent on your heating/ cooling bills. This "Learning" thermostat programs itself to adjust the temperature according to your everyday schedule.

Retails for around $249.99 


Security Cameras 

Defend your home or business from break-ins and trespassing with this Defender 8-channel security system, featuring four cameras to keep watch over your property. The 1080p HD wide angle cameras offer mobile viewing from any mobile device, so you can start monitoring from the moment you set up this Defender 8-channel security system.

Retails for around $229.99


Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm


Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm: Nest Protect reliably detects and alerts you to the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide in your home. The alarm speaks to you in a calm, clear, human voice, telling you the location of the danger. It also provides smartphone alerts and battery status updates to help protect your home while you're away. This hardwired version is suitable for homes with existing hardwired smoke or CO detectors.

Retails for around $119.99

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