The Evolution of the Smarthome with Smart Technology

With the evolution of smart technology, faster networks and super apps, we have a whole new generation of connected devices making our homes smarter and more efficient. At last weeks #VZWBuzz twitter chat, we discussed todays smarthome. With bluetooth speakers, security cameras, smart thermostats, and more, these devices are changing the way we live. 

Each Friday at 3pm EST Verizon Insider and a team of host tackle a unique tech subject during the #VZWBuzz Twitter chat. In addition to great conversation and personal experience from hundreds of tweeters, these gadget geeks provide numerous helpful resources to continue your education long after the one hour chat is over. In case you missed it, we are bringing you a recap of all we learned but be sure to join us next week!


Smart Homes Provide Peace of Mind and are Energy Efficient

For most, smarthome technology is about peace of mind. With services like Verizon’s Home Monitoring and Control system, homeowners can turn lights on and off, let visitors into the house, watch a live video feed of your home, and even adjust your thermostat.

One of the best feautres about Home Monitoring and Control is that you can get started with a simple “starter kit” which will give you an indoor camera, a light module and a gateway device. From there you can build as needed with  door locks, entry sensors, smart thermostats, additional indoor and outdoor cameras, and modules for individual appliances.

A Connected Home Is A Safer Home

Mobile technology allows us to connect our lives in a variety of ways. Now these products can connect us to our homes allowing us to access them anywhere: online over our smartphones and tablets form just about anywhere.  Verizon offers are a few connected devices that might help provide a safer home:

Surf and Sunshine is a member of the #VZWBUzz Lifestyle Blogger program. All opinions remain our own.

12 thoughts on “The Evolution of the Smarthome with Smart Technology”

  1. How awesome is this? I’ve left the house a few times forgetting to adjust the thermostat…what a great thing to be able to do from where ever!

  2. We went to Best Buy the other day and they have a whole section of connected home stuff. I didn’t realize there was so much. I’ve heard of the Nest, and we have a Lifix lightbulb. The stuff they have now is amazing!

  3. I love the time of life that we live in, where we can be connected and in control of our safety and comfort. I will look into these, thanks!

  4. I agree, a connected home is a safer home. We are trying to make our home smarter. We already have some cameras and light switches. It’s very nice to use your phone to turn things on or off, or check in on your home when you aren’t home.


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