Smartphones are just the tip of the tech-iceberg. It turns out that Alexa, Siri, and other virtual assistants can do much more than just check your emails and set timers.
How Smart Is Your Home?
You can incorporate smart technology into almost every aspect of your home. Virtual assistants can operate everything from your bathroom faucet to your front door security system and so much more. Want to make your home the smartest house on the block? Read on to find out how!
Ambiance & Temperature Control
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for around half of the average homeowner’s utility bill. The good news is, there’s a simple way to reduce that cost.
Smart thermostats are ideal not just for maximizing comfort but can also help to reduce your energy bills. Instead of relying on a simple preset schedule, you can use a smart thermostat to program complex individual schedules for every day of the week. You also have total control over your HVAC system from any remote location, provided your smart thermostat is connected to your smart handheld device.
Smart lighting is a brilliant source of illumination for your home. It can be as simple as replacing your traditional bulbs with smart bulbs, which you can then remotely adjust using your Wi-Fi-enabled smart device. If you have a virtual assistant like Alexa or Siri, you can also use voice commands to turn the lights on and off.
Motorized Window Treatments
With motorized window treatments, you don’t have to worry about coming home to a sun-scorched interior. Simply close the shutters or roll down the blinds with the touch of a button.
Security & Intercom Systems
Surveillance, Smart Locks & Security Systems
There’s nothing more important than your safety, which is why many homeowners are buying into smart surveillance, locks, and security system technologies. These are ideal for those who want that added peace of mind or for individuals with elderly loved ones who need extra in-home care and oversight. You can check and secure all systems remotely on your handheld device.
Built-in Intercom System
Communicating with visitors is easier than ever before, thanks to smart intercom technology!
Alexa in the Kitchen
Smart Appliances & Fixtures
Connected fixtures like automatic faucets and lights are all the rage, while smart appliances like ovens, refrigerators, slow cookers, and even toasters make cooking a breeze.
Virtual Kitchen Assistance
You can also ask your virtual assistant for help with all kinds of kitchen tasks. It’s incredibly simple to get the information you need: just use voice commands to control your Alexa or Siri device. Your virtual assistant can handle tasks like converting units of measurement, finding recipes, meal prep, and grocery list planning in a snap.
Alexa Around the House
Roombas and other smart vacuums are not only handy but they can also be controlled via your mobile phone. Simply connect your virtual assistant to your Roomba, and you can have the vacuuming done before you even get home from work.
For all your film and television needs, look no further than the Alexa-enabled Roku Ultra. Simply use the voice command, “Alexa, show me comedies on Roku,” to access what you’re looking for. Alexa can also pause and stop shows on command.
Alexa can take care of anything else you may need around the house. This includes useful tasks like guitar tuning and exercise coaching… along with less functional (but still fun) things like telling jokes and stories.
All these ideas have got us feeling smarter already! Are you ready to take your home to the next level with these smart upgrades? Connect with us today to find out what’s possible.