Top 3 Home Apps to Kick Up Your Home Living Style
In the age of smartphones, Netflix, Twitter, and drones that can deliver pizza is it any wonder why so many people are so “plugged in?” Technological advances are progressing daily, often making each version of its predecessor obsolete before you can even get your hands on it. Thankfully, home apps, also known as applications, continue to improve to make your lifestyle even easier. Having an iPad or Android smartphone or tablet puts turning your space into an automated home right at your fingertips. Here are the top 3 apps to kick up your home living style.
Security with your smartphone: Going out of town for vacation and want to make sure your home is secure? There's an app for that! What you can do with your android or iPad device isn't just limited to things contained within its screen. IPhone users can keep their home secure with their smart deadbolt and handles in lieu of a regular lock. Their Control4 lock system not only opens with a good-old fashioned key, but also can be controlled by entering a code above the lock or using your iPhone. There are also a number of Android and iPad apps that allow you to activate your security alarms, monitor rooms, and more.
Light the way: Tucson property managers advise that a well-lit home makes a strong deterrent for break-ins. So in the tradition of helping keep your home secure, there are many apps available to control the lighting in your home. Most of these systems will also let you set timers for the lights, so you can set them to come on and turn off at certain times, perhaps to give the impression that you're in. Some systems, such as Z-Wave, even let you open and close the curtains from your iPhone – and that can also be scheduled, so it appears that someone is in your home when you're away. You can also utilize apps to control the mood lighting and adjust thermostats throughout your home for your comfort.
Engaging entertainment: Tablets can be used for more than just checking emails and killing time when you're bored. These smart and versatile little computers can also help you better enjoy entertainment in your home. Want to come home from work and be greeted by soft orchestra music playing? Done. Want to stream music, movies, or television shows directly from your device to your TV? Done. Can't locate your remote after hours of searching? Ditch that dated dinosaur and utilize phone and tablet apps that allow you to wirelessly control your television in a snap. Options such as the Google Chromecast, Roku, and the VooMote Zapper are just a few of many selections that sync with multiple devices and easily control your viewing content.
Which smart home apps do you use to kick up your home living style? Share your comments and thoughts below on our Tucson property management blog, or on the Simply Property Management-Paielli Realty Facebook or Twitter page. Plugging into the digital age for your smart home just got a little more fun! -Greg
Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty, Inc.
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