There are so many incredible devices to make our homes more efficient as well as offering us peace of mind. I was introduced to the latest technology for the home. Some of the products I’ve already purchased and tested out first-hand as a homeowner.
At a recent event entirely set up in an actually house hosted by the companies and Best Buy there were many products that “Works With Nest”. What is it? Nest is a company that include products that are thoughtful, easy to set up and use. It’s a simplified way to control the most important needs in your home right from your mobile device. Some features require internet connection, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth. Products that work with Nest are marked on the packaging definitely worth keeping an eye on as we continue to see more smart home devices come into the market.
Nest Protect Wi-Fi Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm: We all need them in our homes but this Nest Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector gives added peace of mind. Should it sound off while you’re at home, the voice comes on to tell you the level of urgency as well as what room the activity is activated in. If you’re away, you will receive instant notification on your smart device via Nest app to let you know what’s happening. What’s amazing is that they also talk to each other. If I’m in the basement and the alarm goes off on the upper floor the one nearest to me will alert me should there be an emergency elsewhere in the house. That way, you can get straight to the problem faster and with accuracy. The alarm box also acts as a night light in the dark. It senses when you’re near and offers a soft glow to help you see at night.
Nest Learning Thermostat – 3rd Generation: Forgot to turn the heat down after you’ve left the house? Or prefer the temperature a little warmer when you go to bed? Programming them into the thermostat is easy to do but what I love about this device is that it also remembers your preferences, learns your schedule and programs itself to save energy. Adjust the temperature even when you’re not home. You can also see how much energy you use and why. Also get extreme temperature alerts before your pipes freeze or come home from a tropical vacation to a furnace shut down in the coldest winter days (yes, that happened to us). It also lights up when it sense you close by so you don’t have to fumble with light switches to control it. Access it also with your mobile device and let it know when you’re away along with your other Nest compatible devices.