11-14-2019 02:03 PM
Do you have questions about Smart Home products?
Lauren Lee, the subject matter expert, will be here to answer your questions on everything Smart Home.
How does it work?
Come to the Forum and post your question by Tuesday, November 19th.
Lauren will do her best to answer your questions by Monday, November 25th.
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And if those aren't good enough reasons...what about taking the opportunity to talk directly to the "strategic thinker" behind the Smart Home Products?
The event will occur on the Ask The Expert section of the community.
We are looking forward to answering your questions by Monday, November 25th!
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11-18-2019 12:33 PM
We recently just started "smartening" up our home.
I am just wondering which 3 smart home gadgets are your favorite?
11-18-2019 12:46 PM
Do all smart home devices need an internet connection?
What happens if there is an internet outage? Will I still be able to control my devices and how?
11-18-2019 05:33 PM
I heard that some smart home tech products are designed to decrease your monthly bills? Can you tell me a little more about this?
11-19-2019 10:55 AM
If someone just started out setting up their home with smart home devices, which items would you recommend for beginners?
11-20-2019 08:52 AM
I watched the ring doorbell video in the How to video section and it provided a lot of valuable information. Will you be creating additional smart home videos to help with buying decisions?
11-25-2019 01:23 PM
Welcome to the automated world of smart home, Khories! My favorite smart home devices are very much influenced by my apartment lifestyle. Since my building provides heating/cooling units in unit, door locks and security measures, I only need certain smart home products. That being said, my favorite smart home gadgets are:
Although my favorite devices are a result of my apartment lifestyle, I would still recommend these devices to people who live in houses. If you live in a house, you should also consider a smart thermostat to control the temperature of your home from the comfort of your bed and smart security cameras to monitor package deliveries. Good luck!
11-25-2019 01:49 PM
Great question, Zihna! The answer depends on the type of device it is because not all smart home devices require an internet connection to function. When the internet goes out, some smart home devices work with their desired function -- albeit without the “smart” capabilities -- and some devices will be useless. Let’s take a look at the different types of smart devices to see what happens when the internet goes out and what type of control you would have:
11-25-2019 02:01 PM
Sure, smart home devices that decrease your monthly bills typically do so by reducing energy waste and making certain aspects of your home more efficient. Smart home devices introduce 3 new capabilities to help control usage:
For example, after you use the Nest Learning Thermostat for a week, the device will learn what temperatures you like and when you like them. Then it programs itself and creates a schedule for you. The Nest Thermostat even learns from your home and figures out how it heats and cools, because no two homes are exactly the same, and automatically adjusts to the temperature of your home. According to Nest, the Thermostat can save 10% - 12% on heating and 15% on cooling for an estimated $131 - $145 average savings per year!
11-25-2019 02:06 PM
Hi Precious628, I would recommend my favorite smart home devices! They're perfect for apartment & home living:
What’s even better is that these devices are affordable so beginners can get a taste of what it's like to have a smart home without fully investing in big ticket devices. All of these products can be found for less than $100 and in many cases can be found for less than $50 (especially during Black Friday!)