5 New Smart Home Products You Should Know About
According to Digital Landing, smart home systems are “all the rage these days.” With such in demand technology, the popular tech website lists their 5 favorite smart home products.
- Tapt is a touch operated light switch that syncs to your home lighting system
- The Tripper Switch, commonly used to monitor windows and doors, sets off an alarm when triggered
- The Mongoose Bluetooth Garage Door Opener is a box which will turn your i-Device into a garage door remote
- The smart shower head, Eva, monitors water consumption and temperature
- Lilypad is a pool app that monitors water temp and sun intensity
For the original article in Digital Landing, click here
Going on Spring Break? Take Care to Keep Your Home Secure
The main reason people fail to take security precautions is because they already feel safe and do not follow a safety routine. Director of Public Safety, Mark Herald, listed 5 of the most popular safety tips for people leaving their home to travel.
- Keep the blinds down and lock all windows
- Set up timed lights around your house for the morning and the evening (you can even place a timer on your TV)
- Have a neighbor watch your house and bring in all mail
- Turn your home phone ringer off or lower the volume
- Don’t announce your upcoming vacation on social media
For the original article in WZZM13, click here
Child Safety App Spots Dangers in Your Home
Lara McKenzie has been an injury prevention researcher for more than a decade. When McKenzie gave birth to her third child she assumed that child safety would come naturally. Out of concern for her children, McKenzie and fellow researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital developed the Make Safe Happen app. The app helps to prevent childhood injury, allowing parents to select an age range for their children, choose a room, and even pinpoint areas in the home that can be made safer.
For the original article in the News4Jax, click here
Top Home Automation Project Ideas: Picture, Options & Tips
There are several steps you can take to improve the overall efficiency of your home and cut expenses in the process. If you’re new to home automation and are considering a new project, look into these categories: lighting, security, HVAC and outdoor sprinkler systems. When thinking about any of these systems, know that you may be able to cut costs in half by customizing your home automation and opting for stand-alone models instead of fully-integrated control.
For the original article in HGTV, click here