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3 Great Smart Devices for Your Home Automation System

Upgrade Your Smart Home for the New Year

3 Great Smart Devices for Your Home Automation System

With the start of the new year, you may be looking to make some upgrades to your Portland, ME area home. Smart home technology is more exciting than ever this year, so we’ve rounded up three great devices you should consider adding to your home automation system in 2018.

Read on to find out what technology we’re excited about and how it can benefit you.

See also: The Next Generation of Audio and Video

Amazon Echo

Have you ever wanted a virtual assistant? Amazon Echo makes it possible with their artificial intelligence system, Alexa.

Alexa offers a new, easy way to control your smart home’s system. Use your voice to do things like turning on lighting scenes, adjusting your window shades, setting alarms, controlling your home’s temperature and more. No need to fuss with remotes!

We can set up Alexa to be fully connected to your Savant home automation system or Sonos audio system, so all you need to do is speak the desired command from wherever you’re at in your house.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Move over, regular thermostats. You don’t have to fiddle with an in-wall thermostat every time you want to adjust the temperature in your home. These days, a learning thermostat like Nest is the way to go.

Nest is a smart climate control solution that allows you to program your temperature settings and integrated them into your home automation system.

Not only does it make it super simple to adjust the temperature on the fly (and even while you’re away from home), but it’s also a great way to make your home more energy-efficient.

The thing we like most about Nest is the fact that it learns your habits and preferences over time so that you don’t ever have to worry about setting the perfect temperature. Your thermostat does it all for you.

Interested in learning more about how Nest works? Check out this tutorial video (or visit our video library, which has tons of other helpful tutorials!):

 

TiVo

Switch up the way you watch television. We’ve partnered with TiVo to provide the optimal TV-watching experience.

TiVo makes it easy to access all of your favorite media – live TV, Netflix, recordings, etc.

Use TiVo to record your favorite shows that you might miss due to other commitments, or simply to rewatch later (sans the commercials). You can search for and record shows or movies based on actors, directors, categories and more.

And did we mention you can get voice control capabilities with TiVo too?

TiVo provides a personalized viewing experience for you, your family or guests, making it a great addition to home automation system.

If you’d like to incorporate one or all of these products into your home, we’re ready to help!  Click the button below to contact us or give us a call at (207) 985-9770.

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