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November 28, 2016

The Smart Home technology trend is here to stay, and for good reason! These products revolutionize the relationship you have with your home and can make it easier, safer and more enjoyable.

If you’re ready to be apart of the Smart Home revolution, but overwhelmed or not sure where to begin, let’s talk about some popular products that can transform your home simply and inexpensively. Having a Smart Home sounds like so much fun, right? But how smart do you have to be to install and use these products? We’ve got you covered.

Let’s say, for example, that music is your thing. Do you love to listen to music throughout your house—easily streaming your favorite songs—setting the mood and grooving while you make dinner? If so, installing Sonos Music would be a great way to start smartening up your pad—your house can be the concert venue you’ve always dreamed it could.

If you’re more interested in television and movie entertainment, AppleTV is a great addition for your home. It allows you to watch new movies, television shows from several channels and to stream live programs. You can watch Hulu, Netflix and the like as well. Having AppleTV with cable is a bonus, but it’s good on it’s own as well. We can set up and walk you through using AppleTV and you can start binging on shows.

Features that are more security and comfort based can be easily installed to your home quite inexpensively as well. Ring Video Doorbell, for example, allows you to see and speak with arriving guests. MyQ Garage Door is another home convenience that allows you to open or close your garage door from your smartphone, giving you piece of mind from anywhere.

Nest Thermostat is a terrific product and can help you cut your energy costs. Nest Thermostat learns your schedule and programs the temperature in your home accordingly, using your smartphone or laptop. You can also monitor your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors using Nest.

A NestCam is an additional feature from Nest that monitors your home— indoor or outdoor, 24/7, with live streaming to your smart device. It’s easy and effective and is touted as having a nice, clear picture.

The August Door Lock is another Smart Home device that turns your smartphone into a smart key. You can lock and unlock your door remotely, create virtual keys for your guests and keep track of who comes in and out of your home.

Each of these products will give your home a serious upgrade—and all for under $400 installed and programmed. You can choose to start with just one device and add more as time or budget allows. You’ll never feel confused as to how to communicate with your smarter home, we’ll walk you through all the steps and make sure you’re confident and comfortable with your device. The power of these smart controls is incredible and you can have them installed and ready to use quickly, effectively and inexpensively.

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