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The holidays can be stressful with everything that needs to get done: decorating, cooking, baking, shopping, planning, etc. With technology always evolving to make our lives easier, having devices that can help take away some of that stress is a huge bonus! There are several smart home devices that can make the holidays easier and more efficient.

Below are a few examples, and what they have to offer.

  1. Timers
  • Using a timer allows you to schedule lights and other decorative displays to turn on and off when you want.
  • Turning your decorations on during allotted hours rather than all the time helps with energy efficiency
  • You no longer have to question if you turned off or on the lights, you can set the time and forget about it the rest of the season.
  1. Wifi-Enabled Smart Outdoor Timers
  • This is similar to standard timers but allows you to control all of the settings remotely from either a phone or tablet.
  1. Smart Plugs
  • They allow you to control the plugged-in device from an app on your phone or tablet.
  • They can also track data informing you about how much energy is being used for that specific device.
  1. Wifi-enabled Smart LED Lights
  • They’re lights that can be manipulated by voice control or an app.
  • If you can’t remember if you turned them on or off, you can log into your app to check.
  • You also have the ability to change their colors and motion.
  1. Smart Christmas Tree
  • Smart trees can be controlled by an app like most other smart devices, allowing you to turn them on and off as needed remotely.
  • You can also change the light colors, allowing you to change the vibe and overall look.

Outside of Christmas, smart home devices are still an extremely useful tool to increase efficiency and the functionality of your home. Additional devices you may want to consider using year-round include:

  • Smart speakers & displays such as amazon echo, the dot, & Google nest
  • Smart security cameras allowing you to view your home from anywhere. The ring doorbell is a good example.
  • Smart locks and security systems, allowing you to lock your home from anywhere. You can have peace of mind knowing your home is secure in the event you forget whether you locked the door or not.
  • Smart thermostats allow you to monitor and control your home heating and air. Long term your home will become more efficient saving you money.
  • Smart lighting allows you to modify the brightness, power, and turn on or off the lights remotely all from your phone or tablet.

Why upgrade to a smart home? Overall, it will make your life and daily tasks easier. These devices will take away the stress about whether or not you forgot something; If you can’t remember if you locked the door, turned off the stove, or shut off the lights, you can log in to an app and check. If you didn’t you can shut it off from where you are, and if you did, you’ll have peace of mind. You’re also able to manage all of your devices in one place on your phone, no longer making you travel around your home to change settings on different things.

Long term, smart home devices can increase energy efficiency, provide insights about device usage, and save you money!

Give us a call (1-877-563-5328) if you want to make your home smart!

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