Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

Video | What it's really like living in a smart home

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Wouldn't it be great to start the morning coffee before you got out of bed? Or give yourself peace of mind by checking to make sure the back door is really locked when you're away from home? It's possible if you – and your home – are smart.

A new video series from Pardee Homes lets you in on the daily rewards of living in a fully connected smart home.

Pardee Homes is one of the six builder brands that are part of the TRI Pointe Group incorporating the HomeSmart technology suite into new homes.  The home automation features harness Internet-connected devices to enhance homeowner comfort and security.

The videos focus on Pardee Homes' master-planned community of Alient in Santa Clarita, California. The Arista home model was designed with a host of smart home features that come standard, and are included in the price of each home.

The smart home features include:

Ring Video Doorbell PRO
You can see and speak with visitors at your door, whether you're inside or away from home. The Ring Video Doorbell PRO detects motion and you can create custom zones and alerts.

Lutron Caséta Wireless Light Switches
Control your bedroom and great room lights from anywhere. The wireless light switches bring the convenience of a connected home to your fingertips, giving you access from your phone or voice.

LiftMaster Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
Open and close your garage door from your smartphone. With battery backup, there’s no need to worry about how you will open the garage door during a power outage.

Schlage Connect Front Door Hardware
Did you lock the front door? Double check with the Z-Wave-enabled Schlage Connect front door hardware, which allows you to control your front door through your smartphone from anywhere.

Honeywell Lyric T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostat
Keep your home at just the right temperature with the Honeywell Lyric T6 Pro Wi-Fi thermostat. Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, you can adjust your home's temperature with a voice command or through the app. Location-based temperature control lets you adjust the settings to save energy when you're away and helps make you comfortable upon arrival.

Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings Hub
The SmartThings Hub allows you to wirelessly connect all of your different smart locks, lights, outlets, thermostats and more so that you can receive important notifications about what’s happening in and around your home, and remotely control your home’s security, energy usage, lighting and more. You can even create different settings, like “Good morning” or “Date night.” You can teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away and back home.

Read more about smart and connected homes.


Topics: Appliances, Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Going Green, Heating & Cooling, Lighting


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