Smart Apartment Time

October 9, 2015 12:58 pm Published by These days technology is impressive. It makes finding and sharing information a breeze (goodbye encyclopedia), it’s simple to communicate with friends around the globe, easy to review items before purchasing, and of course, it’s a quick way to waste a lot of free time. So why not tech up your home and take advantage of some amazing new products that will make your apartment the smartest in the complex? Start with a smart thermostat. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a popular choice and the 3rd generation model is loaded with some cool new stuff. What has made Nest so successful is its easy use. Once installed, it literally starts working to learn your individual habits and preferences. You can adjust it using an app and when you go away for vacation, it sets itself to an eco mode to save you money. The face lights up when you walk in the room and can be set to display either the temperature or time. Get some smart lights. The Philips Hue system allows you to use existing light fixtures to create an unbelieveable custom experience. The lights are completely controllable with your smart phone and you can set them up to turn on as you approach your home. There is also the ability to set them up on a schedule to help you wake up, have them turn on when you come home, or have control over what others see while you are away for security purposes. The other great thing about Hue is that they change colors. No matter whether you’re reading, watching a movie, or having a party, the possibilities are endless for you to create the perfect ambiance. Smart locks have reinvented a necessity while giving some flair to your apartment. Kwikset, a trusted lock company is ready to keep up with the tech trends with their Kevo Plus system. The lock itself does not look much different than a standard deadbolt. But, with its built in Bluetooth and WiFi, the doors unlock themselves as you approach with either your smartphone or key fob. You can also use their app to lock and unlock your doors as well as see who has entered using guest keys that you can program. Never again do you have to worry about pulling your keys out when your hands are full or leaving a spare for a friend under the mat. These are just a few ways technology is making homes smarter. Keep a look out for a lot of options to automate your house as this trend is helping drive some innovative ideas.

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