December 2, 2019

Blog Memories: My Home is Now More Useful, Interactive and Connected

I hope you're all enjoying the start of this holiday season. If you're busy shopping and still have friends and family to check off your list, consider getting gifts for the home that make it safer and more interactive. Here's a blog I originally posted last summer on installing Google Nest products in my home - any one of them would make a great holiday present. Enjoy. 

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.