Home is where the heart is, and we’ve been spending more time there than ever these last couple of years. We want it to be a place of comfort for the whole family and most of all, we want it to be safe. Whether you are working away in your home office or tucked into bed at night, you always want to be warned of any potential hazard that could arise, like a fire, exposure to carbon monoxide or an intruder.
Smart Home devices work together like an ecosystem, helping you to be more informed about what is going on in and around your home. Sound complicated? Don’t worry! Smart Home devices are designed to be easy to use.
Here are five great Smart Home products to help keep you safe at home…
Google Nest Cam Outdoor – Your Eyes and Ears around the Home
Was that loud bang raccoons having a dinner party in your garbage can or someone trying to steal your new lawnmower? The Nest Cam Outdoor can detect suspicious movement and/or sound and will send an alert with an image directly to your phone or email.
* Some features, including mobile notifications and remote control, video streaming, and video recording, require working internet and Wi-Fi.
The Nest Doorbell – Your Remote Concierge
This smart technology allows you to safely and conveniently see who’s at your front door and chat with them, even if you aren’t in the house! See if a package has been dropped off and is waiting for you, or even go back and view a snapshot history of visits to your front door.
*Video recording requires a Nest Aware subscription (sold separately). Some features, including mobile notifications, video streaming and video recording, require working Internet and Wi-Fi.
*Intelligent alerts require a Nest Aware subscription
Nest Protect – Your Connected Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Do you have a smoke detector that goes into instant panic mode when you burn toast or does it chirp at you in the middle of the night when the batteries die? Time to up your safety game with the Nest Protect smoke alarm and CO detector. When the alarm goes off, it can help identify the threat, send an alert to your phone light up to help you find your way out and turn off your thermostat to help prevent smoke from circulating through your heating and cooling system. It will even give you a heads up before sounding the alarm in case it’s just you and your overcooked english muffin .
* Mobile alerts require working internet and Wi-Fi.
The Nest Learning Thermostat – Your Heating and Cooling System’s Control Centre
Not only does this connected thermostat make controlling the temperature and humidity in your home a breeze, it can also help if there is smoke or a fire detected by your Nest Protect. The Nest Learning Thermostat can shut off your heating and cooling systems to help prevent smoke from circulating throughout your home all the while keeping you updated with alerts.
*Remote control and mobile notifications require working internet and Wi-Fi. 2 Compatible devices required.
Nest Hub Max – Your Home Looks Out for You. And Vice Versa.
Not home but got an alert on your phone that something is up? Your Nest Hub Max can give you a live view of what’s happening at home with the built-in Nest Cam. Plus, it can give you alerts if motion is detected and with a Nest Aware subscription, you’ll get continuous video recording and familiar face alerts.
* Night Vision not supported.
* The Nest Hub Max requires a Wi-Fi network, a nearby electrical socket, and a compatible
(Android, iOS) mobile device. A Google Account is required for full access to features.
Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/home/req.
Looking for more info on smart home products? Be sure to read our Ultimate Smart Home Guide!
Want to learn more about the Smart Home solutions we offer as well as about our fast, expert and convenient installation, set-up and in-home demonstration services? Just Call on Reliance®. If you’re not tech savvy, no worries, our expert Smart Home Advisors and trained Smart Home Technicians will get you set up in no time!
Google Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Hello, Nest Protect, Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Hub Max are trademarks of Google LLC.