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Phone home So what makes a smart home? It starts with easy control. Each of the smart devices on this page can be controlled with your smartphone or tablet. Some of them can even work together. That's the key to making life a little easier and more enjoyable. Read on for some examples: Convenience: Don't run to the shower in the cold. Grab your phone and tell the house to warm up to your preferred temperature while you're still snug in bed. Efficiency: Philips Hue A19 bulbs last up to 15,000 hours, but that doesn't mean you want to leave them on all day. Set them on a timer using an app on your phone. Or, link them with your Nest Thermostat to turn off when the thermostat detects that nobody's home. Safety: A notification on your smartphone can let you know when the front door is open, or when the smoke alarm goes off. You can react instantly, even when you're far from home. That's peace of mind. New year's ease (RE)SOLUTIONS FOR A SMARTER HOME BY ERIC ANGEVINE Y oure enjoying a toasty evening indoors with the family, thinking about your goals for the new year. Youd like to save money, make your home safer, and shave time o of your daily routine. Then it hits you you can do all of that and more with smart home products. Look in any time Get crystal-clear images of whats going on in your home with a Nest Cam . Use your smartphone to see what the camera sees, no matter where you are. Its a great way to check in on the kids when they get home from school. #908WiViCAM $199.99 Set and forget The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your schedule, so it can turn off when youre out of the house. The leaf icon lets you know when youre operating at peak energy efficiency. #908THERM3 $249.99 Mood lighting Dim the lights, make them brighter, choose one of 16 million colors. The Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit brings new light into your life. #945A19KiT $199.99 Learn more about how a smart home works at 44 Get advice from one of our experts 1-800-555-9430

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