As a homeowner, are you looking to save a little time, money, and stress in your day-to-day life? Here are three smart-home technologies that will do the trick.  

The first is the Nest Home Thermostat. This thermostat can sense when you’re home or away and adjust the temperature accordingly. It also tracks any temperature changes you make over time while you’re in the home. If you manually begin adjusting the temperature to be cooler at night and warmer in the morning, it will pick up on that and eventually make that change for you.

This thermostat also has its own app that connects to your home’s Wifi, so you can control it from your phone or any smart device without even having to leave the bed!

The second is the August Smart Home Lock. Just like with the Nest Home Thermostat, this device comes with an app that you can control from your phone. If you’re not at your house but you need to let someone in, for example, you can unlock the door remotely for a specific time period. After that time period is over, it automatically relocks. You can always check its status just to make sure it’s locked, too.

This lock also works with Apple’s HomeKit software to respond to your voice commands. If you want to get in through the front door, you can just say, “Siri, unlock the front door,” and it will unlock.

The last is Ring’s doorbell camera, which is a godsend for anyone who’s worried about their delivered packages being stolen.

Like you’d guess from the name, this is a doorbell with a camera attached that monitors all the activity at your front door. All you have to do is set the recording specifications and it does the rest. This way, every time someone walks within, say, 15 feet of your front door, it will start to record and send you a notification. You can then choose to view the recording in real time to see who’s at your door. Also, there’s a speaker built into the unit that allows you to talk with anyone who presses the doorbell through your phone.

If you’d like to talk more about homeowner technologies that can save you time and stress, feel free to give me a call. I’d love to speak with you.