Bring Your Home into the Future – Part 2


Shelley Koster
Bartlesville and Grand Lake Realtor

Welcome to 2016! This year is full of exciting opportunities and changes that we can make!

One of those changes being in your home. Over the years our homes can become very dated, and if we ignore it very soon our home can become prehistoric. While we don’t have flying cars and robot maids there are a ton of different ways your can bring your home into the future!

We set out to find those ways, and we divide them up in two blogs. The first –  the one you can click here to read – will go through very general areas of your home that you can change. While the second – the one you’re reading now – will sum up five very unique gadgets you can add to your home in order to bring it into the future.

Okay, let us not waste anymore time. Here is part two of bringing your home into the future!  

1. Twine

“Twine alerts you to small problems before they become big problems. It will monitor temperature, vibration and orientation. Additional sensors detect floods, leaks, opened doors, and signals from your other home systems. Tell a web app what to listen to with simple rules, and you’ll get notifications and peace of mind via email, SMS, Twitter and more.”

2. Phillips Hue

“Enhance your everyday life. Philips Hue can welcome you home. Wake you up. Get you energized. Make you feel safe. Improve your mood. Enhance your entertainment experience. It can even keep you informed about the weather or incoming calls. The possibilities are endless once you start exploring.”

3. Nest: The Learning Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat automatically adapts to you!

4. Lockitron

This little device is incredible and will change your life forever!

5. Belkin WeMo Light Switch

“The WeMo Light Switch gives you wireless control of your home lighting. Designed to replace your existing light switch, it works with your home Wi-Fi network and allows you to turn your lighting on and off using any iOS or Android device. Using the free WeMo App on your smartphone or tablet, you can program settings that turn your lights on and off at specified times. You’ll also have the option to set schedules and monitor settings wherever you have an Internet connection.”

Until next time, keep loving our city! 

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