Smart Devices for Your Home – Buying Guide

The phrase, “Smart Home” has started to become a normalized phrase thanks to companies such as Amazon, Google, Samsung, and others. Turning your home into a smart home, can overall give you more of a convenience, and create a safer environment.

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Alexa Echo Show

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The Alexa Echo Show by Amazon brings everything you love about Alexa but now with videos. Alexa can now show you video flash briefing, YouTube videos, photos, security camera and more. It also allows you to make hands-free video calls to friends and family who has the Echo Show or the Alexa App. Play your favorite songs and sing along to them, Alexa will display the song lyrics with Amazon Music. Echo Show also connects to Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn—giving you voice control for all of your music. Echo Show is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Apple Music from your phone or tablet. Echo Show works with smart home devices such as cameras, lights, TVs, fans, thermostats, garages, sprinklers, and more. It is compatible with brands such as Ring, WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, ecobee, Wink, and others. 

Echo Dot

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Echo Dot by Amazon is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. 

Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

Google Home Mini

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Mini is powered by the Google Assistant. So whenever you need help, it’s by your side. Whether you are looking to get an update on the latest weather, traffic, finance, sports and more! Tackle your day by personalizing it with your schedule, reminders, calls, news and more!

SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

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The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit has everything you need to start monitoring, controlling and securing your home from anywhere. This kit includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Outlet, Motion Sensor, and two Multipurpose Sensors. 

Use these devices together with the free Samsung SmartThings app to automatically turn on lights if there is movement in your home; control lights and small appliances from the palm of your hand; receive alerts if doors and windows are opened unexpectedly; and much more. 

The centerpiece of the Samsung SmartThings product line, the Samsung SmartThings Hub controls hundreds of compatible devices that you can use to customize your smart home. With a Samsung SmartThings Hub, you can connect smart sensors, lights, locks, cameras, and more and control them from your smartphone with the free Samsung SmartThings app.

Vine Smart Programmable Thermostat

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The Vine Model-610 thermostat is more than just a thermostat. You can always get an up-to-date weather report and even view hourly or 5-day forecasts. Set up a daily program to optimize your home’s temperature to meet your daily schedule and lifestyle needs. With our iOS or Android App, you can create advanced programs or control the home’s temperature from anywhere at any time. Plus, with our premium cloud services, receive alerts for severe weather conditions and excessive temperatures; receive reminders to change your HVAC equipment filters, or to set up service calls as needed. With improved energy efficiency, the VINE thermostat improves your ability to maintain a balanced home or office temperatures to reduce energy usage and increase savings on annual heating and cooling costs.

Ring Video Doorbell

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Having a Ring video doorbell allows you to watch over your home in a crystal-clear 1080HD video, download the free ring app hear and speak to visitors from anywhere. The app also gives you instant mobile alerts and lets you answer the door when you are not home. You can even connect Ring with select Alexa devices to get security at the sound of your voice!