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Voice-Controlled Smart Devices Your Home Needs

by Kyla Brooke 01/12/2021

Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock

We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound of your voice.

Vacuum or Mop

With a robotic mop or vacuum controlled by your device or remotely from your smartphone, you can wipe up spills or clean up the pet hair while you’re at work.

Power Usage

Appliances plugged into outlets use a surprising amount of power throughout the day. But if your device connects to a smart power strip, you can turn off individual outlets from a distance. That way, the slow cooker starts right on time but doesn’t waste power all day. Or set outlets on a timer so that your bedroom fan turns on just before bedtime, or the television automatically shuts off when it’s time for the kids to go to sleep.

Activate a Digital Butler

When you’re at home and can get to it, you’ll answer the door. But what if your 9-year-old lost their keys and can’t get in after school. Or you’re in the kitchen kneading bread when your mother-in-law pops over. You can see who’s there or open the door with your smart device and a smart lock on the door. Now, when the package arrives, you can arrange for internal delivery. Let your buddies in without missing the big play. It’s all under your command. You can even lock the door just in case you forgot before you went to bed. Call out and let your voice handle it.

Retrofitting your home to be a smart home can increase its value, so be sure your agent knows all the things your home can do.

About the Author
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Kyla Brooke

Since 2005, I have been helping clients find dream homes and investment properties in the Russian River area of Sonoma County. I am also serious about affordable housing, and understand the issues related to life transitions. With Russian River Home Sales my intention is to reach out to those who wish to achieve their dream — of buying or selling a home — in the Sonoma County area.

My life’s work is about making sure that you can have the greatest quality of life possible. I am here to provide you with the professionalism and integrity needed to ensure that you feel secure in what can be a big decision in your life.

I’ve helped individuals; families, couples and investors sell and purchase properties in Sonoma County for years. Whether you’re buying, selling, investing or just doing research, you’ll need an agent who understands technology, integrity and teamwork. More importantly, you’ll want an agent who understands you and your goals. I combine this with the area’s unique market-knowledge. I have excellent negotiating skills. This enables me to team with you to get you the optimal price for any property you plan to sell or buy. 

Please feel free to use my website as a resource for all your Russian River and Wine County real estate needs. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact me today. As a top agent in a unique market, I look forward to working with you.