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Tips A Smart Home is a Smart Way to Decrease Costs and Increase Safety

Your home may be beautiful. But is it also smart? Thanks to SKT MyHome Technology, your home can become a Smart Home and enable you to remotely manage a variety of systems using an Internet connection. The technology can be divided into two basic functions: systems control and monitoring.

Systems Control

Via a smartphone or tablet, it’s now possible to control a long list of things in a Smart Home without you having to be there. They include:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Locks on doors and gates

This can be done on a case-by-case basis or you can develop profiles that will automatically manage these systems depending on the time of day, day of the week, or only when motion is detected. Not only is it convenient to have a Smart Home, it can save you money through increased energy efficiency.

Monitoring

Do you worry about your home when you’re away for long vacations or business trips? With a Smart Home, you can use your Internet connection to monitor for things like temperature, fire, motion, or flooding. Sensors detecting any of these events can email you an alert.

For example, let’s say the sump pump quits working and your basement is filling up with water. You’ll receive an email alerting you of the emergency so you can call the plumber immediately. When the plumber arrives at your locked front door, a motion detector will tell you someone is at the door. A snapshot video camera will send you a picture confirming it’s the plumber and you can then unlock the door — all without having to be there!

Other SKT MyHome possibilities include streaming video surveillance to keep an eye on family members, pets, or a backyard pool. For sick or elderly family members, the Guardian System is also available to quickly contact family members and emergency personnel.

SKT now offers many MyHome devices to meet your Smart Home needs. For details, call us at 888.758.8976 or find us on the web at SKTmainstreet.com.