June 25, 2019

My Home is Now More Useful, Interactive and Connected

As many of you know, I am very interested in technology - I always enjoy testing new gadgets and learning about new applications and features.

I am also very interested in "smart" homes - homes equipped with the proper electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer. Recently, with the help of Google Nest and ARS/Rescue Rooter, I was able to “smarten up” all three of my residences - my Bedford, New York farm, Lily Pond in East Hampton, and Skylands, my beloved home in Seal Harbor, Maine. Now, with the use of a single app, I can change the temperature in a greenhouse, check on my dogs, cats, chickens, peafowl, and horses, and see who is delivering what package to my front door. I can also be alerted to anything that may be amiss on the property - it’s an easy and efficient way to stay connected to my homes at all times from anywhere in the world.

Enjoy these photos and please visit the Google Nest blog for tips on how I like to use my new Google Nest products - just click anywhere on this highlighted link. And click on this link to visit the ARS/Rescue Rooter web site for a fun video of the set-up at my farm.