Tools to Control Your Home While You’re Away

by Katie Skrzek

Sep 22, 2019

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Products / Technology

Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.



The video doorbell system allows you to monitor your home and answer the doorbell using your smartphone. Download the Ring app to connect with your system. Besides the doorbell, other Ring accessories include security systems, motion detectors and smart lighting. Pricing varies by product.



Canary’s security system gives you 24-hour live video of your home via the app. There are multiple settings you can alter for when you’re home and away, including night and privacy features. Any activity is recorded and stored.



The smart thermostat allows you to heat and cool your house from your smartphone. The system comes with sensors to keep in important rooms of your home to ensure they stay the most comfortable. Create a schedule for when you’re home and away. If you forget to adjust your system while traveling, simple change it using the app on your smartphone.



Nest offers a variety of smart home options including thermostats, indoor and outdoor security cameras, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, locks and security systems. Download the Nest app to begin controlling your systems.


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