Smartphones and Smart Homes

Smartphones and Smart Homes

We talked a couple of weeks ago about technology for the home. To further that discussion, let’s talk about smart home apps. These apps give you complete control of your home’s smart features by connecting them to your smartphone. So whether you are at home or away, you can have peace of mind knowing that control is right at your fingertips.


The Nest thermostat is smart feature that is taking the world by storm. This thermostat learns your routines in order to help you save energy.  To make it even better, Nest has two other products that work in conjunction with the thermostat. Nest Protect is a fire and carbon monoxide alarm system that goes above and beyond. It gives you a verbal heads up before the fire alarm goes off. In addition, you can turn the alarm off using the app on your phone. It also self-checks so there is no need to hunt down a ladder to check the batteries. The third product is Nest Cam. Nest Cam is a home security device that allows you to check in on things right from your phone. Even if you don’t have the app open, it will still alert you if it detects any issues.


Got a pool? This device is a must-have! Sutro is a product that floats in your pool or spa and monitors the chemistry of the water 24/7. When it notices that something is off, it lets you know exactly what needs to be done in order to fix the problem.


If connecting all of your home’s devices to your smartphone is an idea that you are in love with, the SmartThings platform is for you. Created by Samsung, SmartThings takes all of your home’s smart features, connects them, and then allows you to use them all in one place on your phone. Absolutely any device will work with SmartThings. That you means that you can connect your locks, lights, energy use, and security cameras (just to name a few) all onto the same platform.

As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to connecting your smartphone to your smart home. And with the list of products continuing to grow, you can be sure that this technology will become more and more popular!