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Top 3 Reasons to Buy Nest Cam Indoor

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Nest Cam Indoor

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Nest Cam Indoor

If the safety and security of your baby, your pet and your home is your top priority, then owning a Nest cam indoor is worth considering.

Here are the top 3 reasons for owning a Nest cam indoor:

1. Nest cam indoor can be used as a baby monitor.

Some may argue that a baby monitor is unnecessary given that our generation and generations before us didn’t have this device then. This argument, however, pales in comparison to the number of accidents and tragedies resulting from neglecting to monitor babies.

Having a Nest cam indoor to monitor your baby’s room will give you peace of mind. Wherever you are, be it next door, in the kitchen, garage or even when you’re away at your office or out of town for a business trip, you can check on your baby and his or her nanny any time and in real time. The Nest cam indoor continuously records 24/7 everything within its 130° wide-angle view and in full 1080p HD video.

Download the Nest app to watch the live video feed of your baby. Through the Nest app, monitoring your baby can further be enhanced via the following features:

  • Zoom and Enhance

You can zoom in and out to that cute little face.

  • Talk and Listen

The Nest cam indoor has a speaker and a microphone. You can listen to your baby’s mumbling or breathing and you can talk – or sing if you want to – using the Nest app.

  • Turning On & Off Schedule

With the Nest app, you can schedule the turning on and turning off of the Nest cam indoor up to 32 times each week. For instance, you can turn on the cam from 8AM to 6PM – the time when you’re at the office; turn it off after 6PM to 10PM as you’re home at this time; and turn it on after 10PM to 6AM – the time when you’re asleep at another room. You can also schedule the cam to be turned off during Sundays – your day off from work.

  • Collective Family Monitoring

You simply can’t monitor your baby every time the cam is turned on. You can share this responsibility with other family members by asking them to get their Nest account for them to monitor as well your baby from anywhere in the world using their smartphone. During the time when the cam is turned on and you can’t get a break from work, you can ask other family members to take a look at the live video feed of your baby.

2. Nest Cam Indoor is ideal for monitoring and training your furry-haired family member.

Owning a puppy is like having a newborn baby. Like newborn babies, puppies can be needy, clingy, cry a lot when they’re alone, chew on things they’re not supposed to and generally need regular attention.

Spy on Destructive Behaviors

Using your Nest app, you can watch live video feed of your puppy. This device allows you to monitor destructive behaviors, including frantic scratching, chewing, howling, barking, excessive drooling or excessive pacing. You can spy on your puppy even at night as this cam has a night vision. Even at night, puppies are active, displaying destructive behaviors like excessive crying, pacing and whining.

This 24/7 live video feed, not only gives you peace of mind, it can also save the life of your four-legged family member. There have been many cases when these video feeds saved pets from injury and emergency vet trips.

Provide Long-Distance Training

Similar to humans, furry-haired family members form their good or bad habits at an early age. At this stage, proper training matters. The reality is you can’t be at home 24/7 to train your puppy. The Nest cam indoor allows you to train your puppy even when you’re far away from home.

With the cam’s 2-way audio – microphone and speaker, you can hear what your puppy is doing. Your furry-haired family member can also hear you. You can tell him or her to get off the couch, to stop barking or you can provide encouraging words for positive reinforcement.

Share Live Video

By default, your Nest cam’s video stream is private. You can share video stream of your puppy to other people in 3 ways:

  • Invite people to join your Nest home using Family Accounts.
  • Share the video stream with a password-protected link.
  • Stream the video publicly for anybody to see.

3. Nest cam indoor can solve crimes.

If your four-legged family member epically fails in protecting your home from burglars and intruders, you can have at least the Nest cam indoor to solve the crime.

Since the release of the Nest cam indoor, this device has documented criminals as they enter homes, including footages where break-in happened while family was home, when talk & listen feature of the cam scared burglars away and when burglars tried to steal Nest cam. Here are some of the concrete examples where the Nest cam indoor footages help to solve crimes:

“Because of the Nest Cam clip, the police were able to positively identify the criminals. All four burglars have been caught and identified.” – A.G. Massachusetts (February 2016)

“I was at home sleeping when I heard a crash. With this clip, the police were able to positively identify the intruders, who are now in jail for other crimes.” – Guelda M., Washington (November 2015)

“I saw the intruders with the Nest app and used Talk & Listen to scare them away. Authorities were able to find and arrest the suspects thanks to the clip.” – Lisa P., New Jersey (April 2016)

The “Talk and Listen” feature of the Nest cam indoor is like a video call. You can speak to the person in front of the camera and the person can reply immediately without touching anything. If you want to speak to the person in front of the camera, your baby or your puppy, you simply go to your Nest camera indoor live stream in the Nest app and press the Talk button to start speaking.

We make it easy to own the cam or a set of cam and protect your home and your family. Call us today to explore your benefits and get a great deal.

How to Make Google Home as Your Smart Home Devices Control Center

How to Make Google Home as Your Smart Home Devices Control Center

Here is How to Make Google Home as Your Smart Home Devices Control Center

From locks to thermostats, our home gadgets are getting smarter and connected. You can control your smart home devices using Google Home.

What Are Smart, Connected Home Devices?

Many of today’s home devices operate beyond their physical components. They are now smarter and connected.

Physical Components

The physical aspect of a home device refers to the electrical and mechanical parts. In August smart lock, the batteries and deadbolt parts – the thumb-latch and turnpiece – are the physical components of this home gadget.

Smart Components

The smart aspect of a home device refers to the computer hardware and software components. Smart components include microprocessors, data storage and sensors. The hardware and software components of standard computers – desktops or laptops – greatly differ from the smart devices. For one, smart devices are smaller compared to standard computers.

A standard computer is meant to accomplish a number of tasks, including researching, calculating, recording and other tasks. A smart device, on the other hand, is typically meant to do a specific job. In the case of the August smart lock, its specific purpose is to keep the bad guys out and keep the good guys in.

Connectivity Components

The connectivity aspect of a home device refers to the ports, antennae and protocols enabling wired or wireless connections of the device.

Connectivity comes in three forms: one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many.

  • One-to-One Connectivity

This refers to a device that connects to the user, the manufacturer or another product. An example of this type of connectivity is when the Nest camera indoor is connected to the user’s smartphone through the Nest app.

  • One-to-Many Connectivity

This refers to a central system that’s connected nonstop to many products simultaneously. An example of this type of connectivity is that of Tesla cars connected to Tesla’s single system that monitors and conducts remote service and upgrades.

  • Many-to-Many Connectivity

This refers to multiple products being connected to various other products. For this type of connectivity, Google Home plays a big role.

What is Google Home?

Google Home is a multi-purpose home device. At the heart of Google Home is Google Assistant – an artificial intelligence (AI) – that enables you to do myriad of tasks. The list of things that Google Home can do keeps getting longer. It plays music from the cloud based on your preferences. It contextually answers your questions. It manages your alarms and timers, your to-do lists and shopping lists. It can call any phone number for free in the US and Canada. Most importantly, it can connect and control other smart home devices.

You can do all of the above-mentioned tasks by simply activating Google Assistant through your voice or simply by saying “Ok Google”. This AI assistant is also multi-lingual. It can understand English, German, French, Brazilian, Portuguese and Japanese. Later this year Google will add Spanish, Italian and Korean. It can also support multiple users. No need to worry though as it can differentiate your voice from others in your home.

“With Google Home, you will be able to get hands-free help from your Assistant,” tech giant Google describes Google Home. “Turn up your party mix, get the morning news, manage your schedule and control your smart home without lifting a finger. Just start with ‘Ok Google’.”

You can connect the following smart devices to your Google Home:

1. Connect Chromecast-Connected TV or Speaker to Google Home

Chromecast, formerly Google Cast, is a small device that plugs into a speaker or TV, allowing you to stream audio or video from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your TV or speaker.

You can also connect Chromecast-connected TV or speaker to Google Home. For example, you can use your voice via Google Home to search YouTube videos on your Chromecast-connected TV. To do this, ensure that your Chromecast-connected TV and Google Home are on the same network. Open then your Google Home app and look for the “TVs and Speakers” tab under the “More settings” tab. From there, tap the plus symbol located at the bottom of the screen.

2. Connect August Smart Lock to Google Home

You can connect your August smart lock with Google Home. In order to connect these two devices, you need the August Connect – an accessory that plugs into any power outlet near your August smart lock and connects your smart lock to your home WiFi. You also need to download the Google Home app.

There are two ways to connect your August smart lock and Google Home.

Option 1:

For option 1, after setting up Google Home, launch the Google Home app. This message “Link to August” will appear in the “More Settings/Services” section of the Google Home app. Tap the “Link” and then login to your August account.

Option2:

For option 2, after setting up your Google Home speaker, launch the Google Home app, then go to “More Settings”. From there, tap “Services” and then find August home. From this August home, if you’ve already said “Ok Google, talk to August” and still haven’t connected your August and Google accounts, you’ll see a “Link Account” option.

Once the August and Google are paired, you can then tell Google Home, “Ok Google, tell August to lock the front door” or “Ok Google, ask August to check the front door”.

3. Connect Nest Products to Google Home

The good thing about Nest products – Nest thermostat, Nest smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, Nest camera indoor, Nest camera outdoor – is that these products are owned by Alphabet – the same company that owns Google. All Nest products can be integrated or connected with Google Home.

To connect Nest’s thermostat, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, indoor camera and outdoor camera with Google Home, follow these steps:

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap Menu and then Home control in the top left corner of the Home screen.
  • In the “Devices” tab, at the bottom right tap “Add”.
  • Tap the device you want to connect to Google Home and then follow the steps.
  • When the pairing of a particular smart device with Google Home is complete, tap “Done”.

There’s no limit to the number of smart devices you can link to Google Home. When you need help making your home smarter, give us a call and we will be happy to help.

How August Smart Lock Keeps the Bad Guys Out, Keeps the Good Guys In

How August Smart Lock Keeps the Bad Guys Out, Keeps the Good Guys In

How August Smart Lock Keeps the Bad Guys Out, Keeps the Good Guys In

How many times have you run back to check if your front door is shut? Probably, too many to count. Consider incorporating the August smart lock into your smart home system.

August Smart Lock Keeps the Bad Guys Out

Worrying about your front door lock every time you go out of your home isn’t misplaced. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc. (InterNACHI), an astonishing 34% of burglars enter through the front door. The burglary rate in Canada is slightly higher than that of the U.S. (746 per 100,000 people), InterNACHI reported.

With August smart lock, you can check whether you lock your front door or not on your smartphone using the August app, available on Google Play and Apple App Store. You can also check the lock or unlock status of your door by asking your intelligent assistant Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

If you indeed forgot to lock your door, you don’t have to run back to close it. You can use your smartphone or Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to lock the door for you. Knowing that your door is locked even when you’re far away from home will give peace of mind. 

The August smart lock, when paired with its accessory August doorbell cam, can deter burglars. Most residential burglaries take place during the day when burglars think that you’re at work. The one-way camera of the August doorbell cam detects motion, takes a video and sends you an instant visitor alert to your smartphone.

With the August doorbell cam two-way speaker, you can keep the bad guys out by appearing to be at home even if you’re not by talking to whoever is in front of your door using your smartphone.

August Smart Lock Keeps the Good Guys In

While our front door is meant to keep the bad guys out, it’s also meant to keep the good guys in.

You can keep the good guys in with the August smart lock and doorbell cam. In an emergency situation where there’s a fire alert in your house and no one is at home, you can simply buzz in the fire department to stop the fire. No need for them to break down the door or windows.

In another scenario where your trusted relative or friend from out-of-town is already at your doorstep and you’re running late to meet him or her, you can send a secure virtual key or unique entry code via your August app for him or her to unlock the door.

Your trusted guest doesn’t need to use a smartphone to use the virtual key. Your trusted guest simply has to encode this virtual key on the August smart lock accessory called “August Smart Keypad”. You can also give virtual keys to other trusted individuals like your dogwalker or house cleaner.

These virtual keys or unique entry codes serve as spare keys for people you trust. Unlike traditional keys, these virtual keys can’t be lost or copied without your knowledge. You can monitor anytime of the day the locking and unlocking of your door using the August app.

Here are 2 instances August smart keeps the bad guys out and keeps the good guys in:

1. August smart lock keeps package thieves out.

The prevalence of doorstep deliveries has significantly increased in the recent years due to the rise of online shopping. Based on a survey commissioned by August Home Inc. and carried out by research firm Edelman Intelligence (PDF), the majority of packages delivered at the doorsteps are stolen during the day when the greater part (74%) of homeowners are out.

The Edelman Intelligence survey revealed that more than 1 in 4 homeowners that experienced package theft in the past say it would be ideal if delivery personnel could leave packages directly inside their homes, instead of the doorstep.

Ninety-two percent of the respondents agree that the ability to see anyone at the doorstep via a doorbell cam from anywhere using the smartphone provides peace of mind. Eighty-six percent of the Edelman Intelligence survey respondents mention the value of a smart lock in allowing packages to be left inside the home without the need of leaving the door unlocked.

2. August smart lock secures your short-term rental.

Short-term rental is a growing global business. According to Euromonitor International, the global short-term rental business is projected to hit $51 billion by 2020, due in part to the strong growth of players like Airbnb. A big number of vacationers are choosing short-term rentals over hotels as they feel more at home with all the necessary amenities.

If you’re renting out your home on a short-term basis, the findings below from a survey about smart home system commissioned by August Home Inc. and carried out by research firm Edelman Intelligence (PDF) will give you peace of mind.

  • 92% of business travelers say they are more likely to complete their short-term rental reservation if the property has smart home system
  • 60% of guests say they would pay more for a short-term rental with smart home features, including smart lock and doorbell camera
  • 48% of guests say smart home features allow them not to coordinate with short-rental hosts when arriving or departing the property
  • 46% of guests say smart home features provide an easier system for checking-in and checking-out
  • 45% of guests say smart home features allow them to remotely confirm they have locked the door when they leave the rental property
  • 66% of short-rental hosts say smart lock is a stress-reliever as they don’t have to worry about guests forgetting to lock the door
  • 34% of hosts say that with the smart lock, they don’t need traditional keys where someone other than the guest might find them
  • 35% of hosts see the benefit of being able to see, speak and grant access to someone at the door remotely using the smart lock and smart doorbell cam
  • 45% of hosts say smart locks make their rental properties more secure
5 Ways NEST Thermostat Can Keep Your Home Safe

5 Ways NEST Thermostat Can Keep Your Home Safe

Here is How NEST Thermostat Can Keep Your Home Safe

Are you one of those people who worry if you’ve set the thermostat correctly before you leave?

Every NEST thermostat comes with a safety temperature. This safety temperature feature of NEST thermostat prevents your home from extreme temperatures by automatically turning on cooling or heating when the set temperature limits are reached.

Here are 5 ways NEST thermostat can keep your home safe:

1. NEST thermostat ensures that your water pipes don’t burst due to freezing.

Pipe bursting due to freezing is a serious problem. When pipes are exposed to freezing temperature, the water inside the pipes freezes and ice starts to form inside the surface of the pipes.Studies have shown that pipe bursting happens when these two conditions occur:

a) Freezing temperature forms ice blockages in water pipes; and

b) Further ice growth applies dangerously high pressures to a confined water volume.

According to the, winter storms which cause pipe freezing account for almost 22% of all homeowners insurance claims in 2013 in the U.S., resulting to $1.9 billion in insured losses and making it as the third largest cause of catastrophe losses, behind only to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Money isn’t the only issue in fixing pipes that burst due to freezing. Fixing pipes during winter are often conducted under difficult working conditions and in an atmosphere of urgency. Pipe bursting as a result of pipe freezing can cause serious flooding and structural damage to your home. Molds also start to grow within 24 hours after the pipe bursting, adding damage to your home.

If the room temperature dips below the set safety temperature, your NEST thermostat will automatically start heating. You’ll get a notification via your phone or tablet in case the room temperature drops and another notification once the temperature returns to normal level.

Notifications about crucial drop of temperature depend on your internet and Wi-Fi connection at home. If your Wi-Fi connection is turned off at the time the temperature drops below the set safety temperature, you won’t be able to receive notifications. Even if your Wi-Fi network is turned off, your NEST thermostat will continue to maintain the set safety temperature.

2. NEST thermostat protects your home and your family from excessive heat.

While Canada is considered as the winter capital of the world, summer here can be very hot. Prolong exposure to extreme heat can lead to serious medical conditions like heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat stroke.

“Heat waves can be thought of as ‘silent’ killers because they are not visible like floods, hurricanes, and other weather-related health hazards, and because intense heat can produce effects on vulnerable people quickly and unexpectedly,” the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas said.

Every year, nearly 120 heat-related deaths occur in Toronto, 41 in Ottawa and 121 in Montreal according to the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas.

Those most vulnerable to overheating are the elderly and small children who are likely to stay inside their homes during the day – the time when the heat is most intense. Because of the vulnerability of these age groups, homes have become a focus for concern for overheating. Homes that are built to prevent heat loss during winter – with improved insulation and airtight construction – may unintentionally increase overheating during the summer months, making the people inside these homes vulnerable.

If you’ve got a NEST thermostat at home, in case the temperature goes above the set safety temperature, this smart technology will automatically start cooling. If you’ve Wi-Fi connection, you’ll be able to receive notifications whenever overheating occurs at your home and each time the temperature returns to normal. Your thermostat will automatically normalize your home temperature even if your Wi-Fi network is offline.

3. NEST thermostat can protect your second home, if you have one, from pipe freezing and bursting.

Even if no one is occupying your second home, you can sleep tight knowing that your other property is protected from pipe freezing and bursting.

4. NEST thermostat and “NEST Protect” can protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide exposure at low concentrations can result in fatigue in healthy individuals. At higher concentrations, carbon monoxide can result in impaired coordination and vision, dizziness, heardaches, nausea and confusion. At very high concentrations, carbon monoxide can be fatal. Sources of carbon monoxide include hot water heaters, cars, fireplaces and wood stoves.

“Carbon monoxide is often called the ‘silent killer’ – its victims cannot see it, smell it or taste it,” the Canada Safety Council said. “It is an invisible, odorless gas that can poison, and even kill you.”

In Ontario alone, the Canada Safety Council said, that from 2001 to 2007, there have been 74 accidental deaths as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In case there’s a carbon monoxide exposure at your home, your NEST Protect – with its industrial-grade carbon monoxide and smoke sensor – can automatically tell your NEST thermostat to turn off the heating system as a precaution.

5. NEST thermostat and “NEST Protect” can protect your family and home from fire.

Time is of the essence in fire prevention. According to Underwriters Laboratories, in the 1970s, it would take about 30 minutes for a fire to engulf a room; today it takes only less than 5 minutes.

In the same manner that both NEST Protect and NEST thermostat protect your home and family from carbon monoxide exposure, these two NEST products will also protect your family from fire. In the event that your NEST Protect detects smoke at your home, it will automatically communicate with your NEST thermostat to turn off your heating or cooling system.

Pipe freezing, excessive heat, carbon monoxide poisoning and fire could damage your home and could cost the lives of your loved ones. But these unfortunate incidents can be prevented.

Your NEST thermostat can prevent pipe freezing and excessive heat. And together with NEST Protect, your NEST thermostat can protect your home and loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning and fire. These smart home solutions will give you peace of mind every time you leave.

How to Get Started With WiFi Home Automation

How to Get Started With WiFi Home Automation

How to Get Started With WiFi Home Automation

Home to massive juggernauts such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft, the United States is often assumed to be the technology center of the universe. But according to PC Mag, as late as 2016, more Canadians were online than Americans. Yet only a percentage of those residents are harnessing WIFI home automation to really maximize their internet use.

The good news is, it can be as simple or as technical as you want it to be when considering how to upgrade and “smarten” your home.

Read our article and you’ll be on your way to graduating first in the home automation class!

Why You Need to Know WIFI Home Automation Right Now

Look around.

It’s hard to miss the signs that blaze around everywhere showing or saying “WIFI hot spot” or “Free WIFI.”

Often, you just need to walk somewhere and you’ll be prompted to hook into a WIFI zone. But one of the last places we think about with WIFI is where we may spend the most time – our own homes.

And anyone who has exceeded WIFI data limit and got hit with massive surcharges knows it’s easy to do. Just watch a couple of movies or stream a few hours of songs a month and you’re in danger of going over your WIFI.

So take the time to learn about how home automation systems, smart home connectivity, and WIFI now and your wallet will thank you later!

It’s So Much More Than Movies and Songs

We just mentioned a typical use for WIFI (streaming media) but there’s so much more. 

When you choose to really amp up your WIFI automation, the options are just about unlimited.

There’s Automation Already in Your Phone

If you’d like to ease into WIFI automation within your home, look no further than your existing mobile devices.

Many automation enthusiasts start out with getting some help – from a digital assistant, that is!

You’ve probably heard the names already, Alexa, Siri, Echo. These are some of the big conglomerates’ offerings onto the automation market. 

You may have even used one of these “services” before – instead of actually using your phone to do something such as look up a restaurant’s opening hours or find a movie time, you simply say, “Hey” and demand the information. And the “assistant” fetches it for you.

Less typing and more accurate, faster information, but the digital/virtual assistants do much more.

In your home, you really can become the king or queen, using automation.

From afar (or from that really comfortable recliner you just do not want to get out of, you can use WIFI home automation to):

  • Change, set, or cancel your room-to-room temperature settings (going to bed in half an hour? With home automation, you can have your bedroom nice and cool for your dreamland arrival)
  • Set lighting to make it look like you are home when you’re not, even if a power failure or weather event has tripped your manual timer boxes
  • Review, point, and zoom in with installed security cameras
  • Become your own DJ and change the music from room to room or have your music (and other media) follow you around the house

Straight Up Savings

Sure, the mood lighting, music options, and media picks are great ways to maximize your WIFI home automation systems.

But one of the biggest benefits hits you straight in the wallet.

Many times when we implement upgraded systems, we do it for those systems’ impact on our lives, but we pay for it. Yes, you’ll still have to pay for WIFI automation options, but in many cases, you get paid back.

Some WIFI home implementations can nearly pay for themselves, such as what you choose to do for your temperature.

Smart thermostats can put around 20% back into your utility bills because:

  • You can plan for a temperature increase or drop without having to run your system all day
  • The system can sense when there is no one in the home and turn itself off (ever leave the house with the temperature set super low or high and stress about it unnecessarily running in your absence?)

Sync Up for Savings

Implementing WIFI home automation can mean savings outside the wallet, too.

An article from the Massachusetts Institution of Technology notes that wireless technology can actually make a home safer!

Yes, the research was done primarily on the association of drones with WIFI technology, but it also rings true with home automation (whether or not you plan to automate pizza delivery to your home via drone!).

As mentioned in the research, WIFI means safety and password peace of mind.

Sync up your devices and automation to one hub and you’ll only need one password for them all.

Ever try to do something (in a rush, of course) and forget your password? Maybe you want to lock up your house remotely before leaving on a vacation, but you can’t remember your credentials.

You may have to make a couple of login attempts before you’re locked out or able to request a password change, and then you have to wait.

And wait…Until that email arrives.

Smart home technology offers an option to sync everything up to one single stored secure password. 

You’re In Control (of More Than Just the Temperature!)

Whether you decide to full on automate everything in your home at once or ease into WIFI home automation room by room or device by device, it’s your choice.

There are budgets for every kind of installation and ranges for pricing smart devices to replace your not-so-smart ones.

Think about it: we didn’t get to our totally plugged-in, social-media-addicted world in one day. 

Sites, apps, and services gradually worked their way into our world.

So there’s no shame in jumping into WIFI home automation slowly or plunging into the deep end of the pool immediately.

It’s your home and your comfort level!

Worried About Security?

Be honest.

Every time you download an app or click anywhere on a website, do you really read all the fine print before clicking “OK?”

Most of us don’t.

So people are sometimes shocked and worried to think that their WIFI home automation may be used to spy on them.

The idea is that your WIFI smart tools are smart for a reason – they connect to something, somewhere, out there in the world, to get the information they need to serve you.

Google’s Echo, for example, has to link into some sort of knowledge base to suggest movies for you when you tell it your favorite one is “Legends of the Fall.”

It’s really a choice of what you’re comfortable with.

You can accept that some home automation may transmit personal information (this California Institute of Arts & Technology article notes that WIFI routers can send data on in-home movement, detect speech from mouth movements, and track lighting and sound) and see it as a tradeoff for all the benefits you really do get.

A Word on Rentals

If it seems like the benefits of WIFI home automation are skewed towards homeowners, with options like smart thermostats and water softener upgrades, renters have some options, too. 

One of the best options is to simply study some of the emerging information on the benefits of WIFI home automation and bring it to your landlord.

Present the details on savings and efficiency (especially if your landlord – not you – is responsible for bills for heating and WIFI), then ask about helping upgrade the WIFI automation options.

If money talks the loudest with your landlord, research and offer the latest Canadian rebates and incentives for smart upgrades, including:

  • A $100 bill credit for the WIFI automation option Nest
  • Up to $250 rebate for high-efficiency furnaces
  • And $2,000 – $5,000 cash rebates for multiple efficiency upgrades

Then, feel free to take things into your own hands.

No, we don’t mean buying and installing massive WIFI upgrades you’ll have to leave behind if you move out.

Get that digital assistant and/or take advantage of minor WIFI automation options such as hubs and networking options.

The key to keep in mind is your security deposit.

You want it back, right?

So when you make WIFI “rental” automation upgrades, plan to leave no trace behind. Your installs should be all plug and play or grab and go. 

Let’s Get Smart

Although the famed television series and follow up movie “Get Smart” wasn’t filmed in Canada, there are so many ways that Canadians can get smart about WIFI home automation.

Start with a free call and we’ll help educate you on the path to the front of the class!

Click here to call, email, or hook up with us on social media. 

You can even read what some of our customers are saying about their own WIFI home automation upgrades/installations.

We love to talk about WIFI automation – and you won’t be talking to a virtual assistant, either! You’ll get a real person who will help you begin to build your WIFI home systems and help you realize the savings, efficiency, and enjoyment of a truly smart home.