The promise of the connected home has been around for years but it seems that only a few wealthy home buyers have been able to turn that promise into a reality.
However, improvements in technology and faster networks have recently resulted in a slew of connected devices for the home. Whether you’re looking to stream movies to your TV or remotely adjust your sprinkler system, there seem to be a multiple affordable options to choose from.
But if you ask the average home owner what they are most concerned about, more on demand movie choices and a greener lawn would probably not be at the top of their list. Instead, better energy conservation and improved security are two objectives that are guaranteed to get a home owner’s attention.
Since they introduced the first Nest Thermostat in 2011, Nest Labs has been the leader in producing innovative energy saving and security devices for the home. Now Nest Labs’ three complimentary devices for the home – Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect and Nest Cam – are taking safety, comfort and efficiency to a whole new level.
The third generation Nest Thermostat is also referred to as the “Learning Thermostat,” because after a week or so in your home it learns your habits and starts to program itself. Independent studies have shown that the Nest Thermostat saves the average household between 10 – 12 percent on heating bills and 15 percent on cooling bills, so after two years it literally pays for itself!
Is there a more neglected safety device in the home that the smoke detector? Most people know that they should test their smoke alarms at least once a month but 9 out of 10 people don’t bother. With the Nest Protect, battery and performance testing are automatic, so you can leave it to watch over your family with a clear conscience.
The final member of Nest’s energy saving and security trio is the Nest Cam. The Nest Cam is so smart you don’t even have to activate it. It will know your phone’s location and automatically turn itself on when you leave the house. You can use it to watch the baby, keep an eye on your pets or monitor the front door. And you don’t need to keep looking at your phone; it will send you alerts when it detects unusual movement or sound.
The best part about Nest’s energy saving and security devices? They all work together. An alarm from Nest Protect will automatically activate Nest Cam; and if the Nest Protect detects high levels of carbon monoxide, the Nest Thermostat automatically turns off your heating system. This interconnectivity adds yet another layer of comfort and protection.
You may have thought a connected home was just a dream, but with the Nest group of energy saving and security devices you can turn that dream into a reality.
Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect and Nest Cam are available at Verizon stores or online at www.verizonwireless.com.
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