Five Must-Haves for a Smarter Home | [Video]

Welcome to today’s home update. With hundreds of new devices on the market, there’s no better time to make a smarter home. Here are five ways to do so.

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to start automating your home is with lights. Set schedules that turn your lights on or off and selected or random times.

Automating the garage door allows homeowners to control the most active door in the house from wherever they are. Smartphone alerts let you know when the garage door is in use or left open. And you can open it anytime for guests, deliveries or workers.

Install smart locks. With connected door locks, a mere touch of your finger locks or unlocks doors. You can also allow access to others through their smart phone.

Keep an eye on your home with a connected video camera that streams live video to your smartphone once movement is detected in or around the home.

Save money and energy by installing a connected thermostat. Smart thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature from anywhere based on your comings and goings.

What’s your favorite smart home feature? Let us know by commenting below or posting to our Facebook page.

 

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