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The ‘Smart’ Home

By: EIlis McKay

Whether you decide to buy, or simply remodel, here are some new features increasingly in demand by homebuyers.

The Nest Cam is a powerful little camera that records in crystal clear 1080p resolution and streams 24/7. It will alert you if you’re not at home, and it detects motion or conspicuous noises. 

Vivint’s Doorbell Camera provides a 180 degree wide angle view of your entire doorstep landscape. It lets you see who’s at your door, no matter where you are. You can also lock and unlock the door remotely, turn on lights, and talk to visitors, even when you are away.

The Chamberlain garage door opener connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network and allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere.

Nest Learning Thermostat learns your patterns as you use it. Within a week, it will adapt to your preferred temperatures and will automatically adjust the temperature for you. It will also switch to energy conservation, if you are not home

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is a revolutionary new refrigerator with WiFi enabled touch screen, that manages your groceries, and allows the family to stay connected. It takes inventory of your fridge every time you close the door. You can check what’s in your fridge from your phone, and even order online from one of the apps accessible from the touch screen on the door.

Amazon Echo is a 360 degree Bluetooth speaker featuring Alexa, Amazon’s voice activated assistant. Alexa can stream music, tell you the weather, get traffic and sports updates. But it also can connect to a number of other smart devices allowing you to control lights, locks and thermostat with your voice.

Many of these high tech features are easy to install and to use, and can really enhance your lifestyle. 

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Vivint’s Doorbell Camera(! (”’
The Chamberlain garage door opener+,*
Nest Learning Thermostat*
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator(”,
Amazon Echo./ 0*1213(”(

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