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Smarten Up Your New Home with Home Automation

October 25, 2016
Smarten Up Your New Home with Home Automation

Home automation is one of the biggest technology trends for new homes in DFW. They offer the capability of controlling your home from your smartphone – from anywhere in the world!

Did you forget to turn off the lights and reset your thermostat before work this morning? With home automation, that’s now an issue from the past. Not only are these gadgets cool, but they can also help you save money on your monthly electric bill. The modern homes in our master-planned community are the perfect setting to try out these new devices.

Here are Three Gadgets to Help You Have a Smarter Home:


Nest is a great choice for homeowners that are seeking a programmable thermostat, security camera, or smoke detector.  Don’t worry if you are not a tech guru or familiar with programming, Nest products program themselves! Nest is also compatible with the Rachio, a smart water sprinkler management system to help save you time, water, and money.

WeMo Insight Switch

WeMo turns your average wall outlet into a high-tech Wi-Fi connected device. This allows you to control the power of whatever is plugged into the device from wherever you are. WeMo can even be used outdoors to control the timing of your lights. WeMo is produced by Belkin who also offers other smart home devices including light switches, security cameras, air purifiers, and light bulbs.

Amazon Echo

Alexa Voice Service is a key component of the Amazon Echo and serves as your personal virtual assistant. Ask her questions about the weather, sports, your commute, and many other topics for a quick response. Alexa can even control your other home automation devices such WeMo and Nest. Amazon also offers the Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot. The Amazon Tap is a portable Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speaker, while the Echo Dot is similar to the Amazon Echo without a speaker system.

These are just a few ways that you can outfit your new ArrowBrooke home. If you’re interested in living in a master-planned community, come check out our modern homes in DFW. Contact us for more information about ArrowBrooke today.

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