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Smartphone, Smart Home

11/17/15 9:26 AM / by Malta Development Malta Development

These innovative phone apps sync up with home accessories to control practically every electronic device in your house.

Smartphones are becoming more powerful every day, so much so that we now live in a world where we can automate our home's electronic devices from across the globe. These home automation apps help save you money and make your life easier. From light bulbs to thermostats, connect all your smart products to a central hub and control them with a tap or swipe of a finger. Increase your home's IQ with these innovative apps.

Home Kit (Apple)

Make Siri your personal butler with Apple's Home Kit. With a single voice command, trigger a series of actions inside your home. Or set up a time trigger to automate your home products. Whether you're waking up or coming home from work, automate your smart products to play by your rules and follow your routine. They're so smart, they even know to function only when you're home. And when you're not home, remotely control what goes on inside through the Apple TV (3rd generation or later). Simply connect your HomeKit by using your main iCloud account. Apple gives you a reason to never leave your house. If you do, rest assured that everything is running smoothly.

Wink (Quirky)

Like a well-oiled machine, Wink uses a single interface to control an array of smart products. All you have to do is program which appliances you want to sync. With a single swipe of the finger, watch as your GE, Nest, and Phillips products seamlessly interact. If you're in the mood for a movie night, swipe to turn on your television and dim the lights in your living room. It's a spectacle in and of itself. The fun doesn't stop there. Wink's energy tracker saves you money by zeroing in on all of your energy-wasting habits. You'll soon question how you lived without it for so long.

Works with Nest (Google)

To join the Nest revolution, just buy a Works with Nest product and authorize it to work with a compatible smart product. Once setup is complete, Nest does all the rest. Its intuitive capabilities notice if you turn the heat up in the mornings or if there's carbon monoxide in your home. Nest's intelligent learning software recognizes low energy-use and creates time windows so that it can run compatible appliances. Its the perfect smart home ecosystem for those who don't or would rather not deal with the tech side of things.


SmartThings (Samsung)

Manage your entire home's intelligent ecosystem using a single app and a SmartThings hub. The hub connects to everything from smart bulbs, sensors, lights, locks, alarms and cameras. It's a great alternative to traditional and expensive home security systems, all you need is the Home Monitoring Kit. The Kit informs you when there's movement or an unexpected entry inside your home. Whether you're home alone or out of town, you can sleep safe at night knowing SmartThings actively secures your home.


Topics: housing amenities, smart home

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