Whether you’re away on vacation, running an errand in town or sitting on your living room couch, smart home accessories can help you control a lot.
Use your smartphone or tablet to turn your lights on or off, see whether your garage door is open, adjust the thermostat and more. These smart home innovations from Verizon will have you living large in no time.
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
Connect home appliances to your Wi-Fi network so you can control them from your smartphone or tablet. The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch plugs into your wall outlet, helping you connect to lamps and small appliances, such as a fan or toaster. Turn the switch on and off from your mobile device, or set schedules. You can even use the switch to help lower your energy bills: The WeMo app estimates how much each appliance costs to operate, so you can make informed usage decisions.
Philips Hue wireless lighting
Make it look like you’re home, even when you’re not. Turn your lights on remotely with a smartphone or tablet using connected light kits, bulbs and related products. The LED technology inside each Hue wireless bulb can display different tones of light—from warm yellow to vibrant blue. So you can set the mood for a romantic dinner or uplifting gathering using the Hue Connected Light Bulb Starter Kit or the Philips Hue 8W BR30 Connected Downlight Starter Pack. Both plug into your existing standard light bulb sockets, while the Downlight Starter Pack is ideal for recessed lighting and interior spotlights. If you already have a Hue starter kit, accent furniture or a corner in your living room with the Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips and Philips Friends of Hue Bloom lamp.
Nest Learning Thermostat (featured in video, above)
Manage the temperature of your home, and help save energy in the process, even when you aren’t there. Simply program your ideal temperatures and schedule using the Nest® Learning Thermostat. As seasons change, Nest automatically adapts to your personalized schedule. And you can adjust the temperature quickly using a compatible smartphone or tablet.
Belkin NetCam HD+ Wi-Fi Camera
Whether you’re spending a relaxing weekend at a spa or you’re simply at your office, keep an eye on your home with the Belkin NetCam HD+. The Wi-Fi camera with a wide-view lens lets you remotely view any room in your home, and even your yard, from your smartphone or tablet. Easy to set up, the NetCam HD+ offers 720p HD video, clear audio and email alerts when it detects motion.
Chamberlain MyQ Garage
Enjoy the convenience of opening or closing your garage door from a smartphone or tablet, even when you’re away from home. With the Chamberlain® MyQ® Garage, you can receive customized alerts so you know when your garage door is open or closed, either as soon as it happens or at certain times of the day. It’s compatible with most garage door openers made after 1993.