How to smarten up your home

Last time I talked about my experience with a Vivint home automation system, including an advanced doorbell and control from a tablet or smartphone. This time I’ll continue with my experience and share some insight into these type of systems.

In addition to providing home security and a carbon monoxide and smoke detector, this home automation system also provides remote access to door locks, a garage door opener, a lamp module and, of course, temperature control.

I never thought that being able to open my garage door remotely would be of any real use but, as with many things, the sum of the equation is much bigger than the individual parts.

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