Tech is everywhere these days but our homes are surprisingly old school. I think it’s about time to do so…

Tech is everywhere these days but our homes are surprisingly old school. I think it’sabout time to do something about that. Welcome to the Ultimate Smart Home. This is a projectTech is everywhere these days but our homes are surprisingly old school. </div>
<div>I think it’s about time to do so…”> I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, there’s just so much cool home tech outthere. First is the Nest smart thermostat. The Nest helps to save on your power billby learning your habits to keep from running your air and heat while you’re away but <a href=Hi, I’m Susan Yoder, and I work as an interior designer for Clayton Homes. I’d like to give you tips toda… you can also control it via Wi-Fi. Installing the Nest is pretty straightforward, it comeswith all the accessories you need and the instructions are very helpful. Using the Nestis pretty easy so the metal ring around it will allow you to adjust things like temperature as well as go through menus and when you want to make a selection you just press the entirethermostat in. You can also control the Nest from an app on your phone so it works on Androidand iOS and it basically allows you to do all the same things you can do if you’reactually in front of the thermostat however because it’s based on Wi-Fi you can do itTech is everywhere these days but our homes are surprisingly old school. </div>
<div>I think it’s about time to do so…”> from pretty much anywhere. You can quickly set the temperature using the app along with <a href=My name is Justin with Intel. I’m here with the Path-to-Product Smart Home at t… checking the current status of your home, set a schedule and even check your energyhistory. So the Nest is really cool but now let’s check out Piper. Piper nv is a customizablesecurity system that includes a camera that you can access from anywhere with no monthlyfee. Installing the Piper NV is going to be pretty easy. All you need to do are put in the included batteries as a backup, plug Piper in and connect it to your Wi-Fi and you’regood to go.
You can mount it basically anywhere but I have mine on a floating shelf in mystudio. Basically everything on Piper can be controlled using the app. My favorite featureis the ability to monitor the camera from anywhere. You can pan around and see basicallythe entire room and even have Piper automatically record when it detects motion or a loud noise. In addition to the built-in sensors for things like temperature and humidity there are alsodoor and window sensors that connect to Piper along with a smart light dimmer. Not onlycan you use Piper to hear what’s going on in the room but you can also use it as a two-wayintercom. So you’re looking at me through Piper right now.
In addition to having a massive180 degree field of view there’s also a night vision mode that automatically comeson when it gets dark. Okay so Piper is armed, if it detects any motion it should set itoff so I’m going to try to sneak in there, use my super stealthy ninja skills and tryto steal the box that’s right in front of it. I don’t like my chances but let’s go. It’s going off, it’s going off, no! So the guys over at Piper were cool enough to give me one extra Piper NV to giveawayto you guys. So all you need to do is check out the link in the description of this articlefor your chance to win.