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Four "Smart Home" Upgrades You Can Make in 2020


Installing smart home technology allows you to control various devices in your home by automating manual tasks that manage your home devices remotely. Companies like Ring and Amazon have introduced groundbreaking smart appliances like washing machines, fridges, entertainment systems, heat & air conditioning, and security systems.


The great thing about smart devices like the Ring doorbell and Brilliant Control is they can work together to keep your home safe and comfortable. Products like the Brilliant Smart Home System have built-in Alexa features, giving you the power to control music, your home’s climate, and compatibility with devices like Nest, Philips, and Sonos.


Some of the products we’ve listed below, as well as their accessories, require a level of electrical work best handled by one of our licensed electricity. If you’re in the area, you can schedule a service call here.


Keep reading to hear about available top 4 smart home upgrades in 2020!


Apple Home


Apple has designed the Home app that allows for control of almost every device in your home. As they continue to add companies to their program, hundreds of different brands are at your disposal. It’s possible to control everything from air conditioners to faucets, lights, routers, security, and even a sprinkler system from the App’s dashboard.


Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control


Ecobee’s SmartThermostat is a smart home product that you can program to learn your schedule and adjust easily on the go. The SmartThermostat is Energy Star certified, and you operate everything with your smartphone or the built-in Alexa voice control. Installing this system in your home is an original long-term investment because it saves you 23% on your annual energy costs.


The included SmartSensor comes with occupancy detection to prioritize comfort and save you on energy. Over time, as the program learns your routine, it will begin to recommend changes that save you even more money down the road.


Do You Need a Licensed Electrician for This Project?


The only downside of this product is the effort it takes to install it. As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, electrical work can be hazardous, and you’re likely better off letting a trained and certified professional help you. If you’re in the area, you can schedule a service call here. We can send out a licensed electrician to get the job done.


Ring Doorbell 3 Plus


Ring’s Video Doorbell 3 Plus is a battery-powered doorbell used for home security. The device comes locked and loaded with 1080p HD video, two-way talk, advanced motion settings that pre-roll videos before you even receive an alert about a visitor.


Whenever a visitor rings the doorbell or triggers the motion sensors, you’ll get an alert that someone is at your door. Protect your home and any packages with a simple set-up. All you need to do is insert the battery into the Ring device, connect your phone to the Ring app, and then mount the Ring device onto the screwed in faceplate at the front of your house.


The Ring Doorbell is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. At only $3/month per device, the Ring Doorbell 3 Plus is a great smart device to protect your home.


Brilliant Smart Home System


With the Brilliant Smart Home System, you can build your entire home with a Brilliant Smart Home. With Brilliant’s tool, you can adjust your lighting, music, cameras, locks, climate, scenes, and more—all from a device you install into your wall. Brilliant is also the first in-wall smart home system you can easily fit in retrofit renovations.


The Brilliant Control includes a built-in voice feature, camera, motion sensor, intercom plus a free Brilliant mobile app. Even more--Brilliant has partnered with companies like Ring, Sonos, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant to add even more functionality to your experience.


Do You Need a Licensed Electrician for This Project?


Since the Brilliant Smart Home System is wired into your whole home, you’ll definitely need a licensed electrician to install the system. But, never fear, we can help!


Maybe you have more smart home upgrades that make your life a little easier. Feel free to add them to the comments below. We’d love to hear your ideas. If any of these ideas sound like a fit for you, we want to talk more about them! Give us a call to schedule a quote.


IES Home Electrical Services is a McKinney-based electrical company dedicated to providing area homeowners with the best quality of work and unparalleled customer service, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Proudly serving McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, Celina, Gunter, Anna, Aubrey, Bonham, Crossroads, Melissa, Sherman, Farmersville, Little Elm, Princeton, Prosper, Van Alstyne, Hackberry, and Denison.


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