Home Automation May Be More Affordable Than You Think

Dated: 06/21/2016

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In today's tech rich society, there are all kinds of shiny bells and whistles and oh-so-unbelievable gadgets for your home, all that can be controlled from your smart phone. The mind cringes to wonder what a fully automated home would cost, but wouldn't it be cool to turn on your light in the living room while you're waiting for quitting time? Or just have them turn on automatically when you get in the vicinity of your block? Of course it would. 


Belkin Electronics offers a great solution to an expensive home automation system for today's consumer that lets you get some of the benefits of an automated home, at a lower cost.

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Belkin introduced it's "WeMo" line of smart plugs and systems in the summer of 2012, offering consumers a new way to be able to control their home with technology. The WeMo line offers smart 'switches', that get plugged into a regular electrical outlet, and work from your home's wifi and a coordinating iOS or Android app. The app will allow you to set rules for the WeMo products in your home if you truly want things to be automated, or you can control as needed. Lighting, sprinklers, coffee makers, and the list continues of appliances that can be controlled with one quick swipe of your phone. WeMo is available online, and also locally in the TriCities at Walmart. The average smart switch device starts around $40/switch, and does have a home starter kit for around $100.00 You can read more about the products Belkin offers in the WeMo line at the website, http://www.wemo.com/press.html


Need some advise about automating your home to be more attractive to potential buyers, or even to utilize a device like the WeMo to help your home recover from showings, or prepare for them? Give us a call for your free consultation today! (423) 433-6517 will ring our office, or, we invite you to drop in and see us at Keller Williams Realty of Johnson City at 1033 Hamilton Place. Your home, is our business!


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Rayne Price

Holding a BS in Environmental Science, and MA in Education, real estate was not Shields Team Buyer Specialist Rayne Price's first career choice. It was only after encouragement from his wife and a cl....

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