Smart Home: Smart Devices Automated
Making a Smart Home
Hi, My name is Shanks and I am an addict. I have to admit I love technology whether it is a new device or a new tool to help automate my life. I recently purchased a new condo and since I have moved in have been working quite hard to add some automation to my home. The idea of the Smart Home has always cause my attention. Is it possible to just speak and have a task done for me? While some find it a waste of time and money; I absolutely love it. Even one of my favorite stores has jumped in on the smart market. Best Buy (an electronics store in the U.S.) has launched a Smart Nursey line featured in store and online.
I want to take you through a walk-through of what I have and what I can do. Then we can take a look at some of the things I am planning to add to my system. Maybe I will inspire you to add some of the smart devices to your home as well. One thing I should warn you is this is not a cheap hobby; however, if you enjoy technology and streamlining your devices this may help you as it helped me. Creating a smart home does not have to be a stressful process and for some is a fun little project.
Starting out with Amazon Echo
Prior to moving to my new condo I was running an Amazon Echo and absolutely loved it. The team at Amazon works extremely fast and so do all of the manufacturers working with Amazon to bring us new skills all the time. There are few things you cannot do with an Amazon Echo these days. Just start by saying Alexa and ask her something. I check the weather every morning before leaving my room. Alexa will also give me updates on new headlines, review scores from the night before, play any artist in the Amazon Library and many more things.