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Simple Steps to Set Up Your "Smart Home" in 2020

Posted by Joe Mehling on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 10:31am.

Are you ready to make your home a "smart home" in 2020? These simple steps will transform you and your home to make life a little less stressful and a lot more efficient. 

Choose Your Smart Home Assistant (Comparison Guide)

This will most likely be the hardest choice on this list as it seems every major tech company now has an in-home assistant product. Whether you choose Alexa (Amazon), or Google or Siri (Apple), make sure you familiarize yourself with all of the products in the company’s product line. You will want to connect all of the products down the road to make using them as simple and efficient as possible. 

Put Your Assistant to Work with Your Phone 

After making your choice of assistant, it is time they earn their title. Discuss with your family which products you believe will help with your everyday life and connect your homes most outdated nuances with the technology of today. A few favorites may be controlling your home thermostat with an app or telling your assistant to add milk to your grocery list, or even telling your assistant to order your groceries and have them delivered. The possibilities are not quite endless but with a little research and some patience with technology, your home could be a "smart home" in no time! 

Here are a few of our favorite products to give you a few ideas! 

1. Amazon Echo Dot with Clock 

2.  Ecobee SmartThermostat

3. Google Home

4. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

5. Phillips Smart Bulbs 


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