Over the past few years, smart automated technology has been easing its way into homes, making life more comfortable, convenient and secure for the occupants. But it's not only houses that are becoming smarter.
Much of today’s smart home devices are being designed for portability, making them perfect for apartment owners and renters alike. So, if you want to lower your utility bills, increase your safety and make your apartment more comfortable, it’s time to consider a smart upgrade.
A beautiful, automated, awe-inspiring smart home is something a lot of New Yorkers dream about.
Imagine coming home to your sanctuary in the city.
A home where the climate is always perfect: you're never too hot, or too cold.
The lighting for your entire apartment can be controlled with a couple taps on your phone, or even a vocal command.
While this sounds like a pipe dream for a lot of people, this can be a reality. It's never been easier to get your smart home setup by a trusted smart home installer.
"Is my smart home actually safe?"
"Can hackers hack my fridge?"
"Can hackers see what my family is up to through my home security system?
These are just a few of the questions that we've heard over the years when it comes to smart home security. Clients and website visitors alike are worried about security.
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Scientists at William & Mary identified a flaw in smart home security that have smart home owners worried, and rightly so. One simple hack -- taking advantage of something most people use at some point -- can give bad actors access to your entire smart home.
But you can lower your risk of being hacked with a simple technique.
While it seems like something out of a futuristic movie, smart home technology is here to stay. Innovative smart devices are being released and refined, making it even easier than ever for home owners to embrace the technology.
In this article, we’ll delve into some of the most on-the-rise trends that you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.
With 2019 just around the corner (can you believe that?) we have been giving a lot of thought to what the year ahead has in store for smart home technology. While we are not clairvoyant, we do have our finger on the pulse of industry trends. We have five predictions to share with you about what's in store for the smart home industry in 2019.
"I'm worried about the connection" is something we hear about a lot from current and prospective clients.
Wifi is amazing, but it's not 100% foolproof yet, and if you have a poor wifi connection, your smart home won't work as well as it should. When your connection drops, devices stop talking to each other (and your control panel) and it can be an exercise in frustration to try to bring it all back up online.
Here are some quick tips to help you keep your smart home connected.
You’ve heard the term smart home or home automation, and perhaps you’ve seen a demonstration or commercial for a smart home automation system. Yes, smart home automation is transformational. It can change the whole feel of your home or office. You still have questions, though, and this article will aim to give you a foundation of smart home automation knowledge.
One of the things we keep hearing about lately is "What exactly IS a smart home?"
Being in our little bubble inside the industry it's easy to forget that not everybody knows what a smart home is and what's so cool about it.
This infographic from Vivint.com breaks down what a smart home is and what kinds of things a smart home can do.
This is by no means comprehensive as new technologies are emerging all the time to help turn your home into a smart home, but we hope it will help clear away some misconceptions.
Home automation is on the rise, with more and more consumers slated to create smart homes over the next four years. In fact, by 2022, more than half of the homes in the United States will have implemented some form of automation. If you’re planning your smart home, we’ve got a short list of things to consider.
You’ve got your heart set on home automation, but you want to work with a reliable smart home installer.
Now, you just need to know how to find a trustworthy smart home installer to transform your house into your dream home.
If that sounds familiar, you’re on the right track. In this article, we’ll show you a blueprint for finding a trusted local smart home installer.
Here are five ways you’ll know if a smart home installer is trustworthy:
Contractors across the country have noticed a change: more and more of their clients are using smart home automation in some form.
The smart home market is anticipated to hit $19.8 million by the end of 2018. By 2022, that number is expected to double, and more than half of the homes in the United States are projected to be using home automation.
It’s no secret: smart home automation is becoming a normal part of households.
If you are trying to choose a smart home system, then you’ve undoubtedly been researching automation systems from companies such as ADT, MONI, and Vivint.
If you’ve reached this article, then you’re likely looking for something a little more unique and perhaps luxurious. Savant is a highly rated smart home system, and in this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know before installing a Savant system in your home.
Avoid these two problems, and your NYC apartment will be a smart home in no time.
As the smart home trend is sweeping the nation, owning a smart home is on the bucket list of so many New Yorkers, but the trend hasn’t yet taken off.
The NYC housing market is complex with stringent building codes, housing regulations, high cost, and relatively low turnover.
Just the act of finding somewhere to call home in NYC can take years.
Once a homeowner finds the NYC apartment, townhome, or penthouse they’re going to stay in for the next several years, their dreams of turning it into a smart home continually face problems.