3 Smart Home Security Devices-all under $400

3 must have smart home devices for security and safety. All 3 under $400. Check them out on the video and links below:

Ring Video Doorbell: http://amzn.to/2tdABpB $149
Kwikset Smartlock: http://amzn.to/2sgaL7f $122
Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm: http://amzn.to/2rSK8om $119

Other items we have installed in our SmartHome:
Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy
Amazon Dot: http://amzn.to/2l0V7VM
Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Amazon Prime Membership: http://amzn.to/2eCDSdO

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Southwest suburbs of Philadelphia you can contact me at Laurajlaws@gmail.com or call or text at 484-985-5222. Thanks for watching!


Smart Home: Turning on and off lights

Here’s a quick video showing how you can turn on and off your lights using Alexa (Amazon Echo), wink hub and lutron dimmers.

We have Echo or Alexa in our foyer & basement. We have an Echo Dot in our Master Bedroom. Here’s a quick video how we can control our overhead lights & lamps.

A wink hub talks to everything. We switched out our light switches to Lutron dimmers. Light bulbs are smart light bulbs. See links below to what we used from Amazon!

Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy

Echo Dot: http://amzn.to/2frB1VX

Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Kwikset Deadbolt: http://amzn.to/2fFNyqj
Charging Station on our nightstand: http://amzn.to/2fgSj5t

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Southwest suburbs of Philadelphia you can contact me at Laurajlaws@gmail.com or call or text 484-985-5222. Thanks for watching!


Ring Video Doorbell added to our SmartHome

Check out the Ring Doorbell on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2md9KXY
Ring Chime: http://amzn.to/2l9lMkk
Ring Pro Doorbell: http://amzn.to/2mdjXE1

This is my new favorite addition to our SmartHome. Ring Video Doorbell that will alert you on your phone when someone rings your doorbell or if motion is detected. For $30/year or $3/mo there is cloud storage for all the videos. It’s the internet of things!  Click below to watch the video.

 

Other items we have installed in our SmartHome:
Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy
Amazon Dot: http://amzn.to/2l0V7VM
Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Kwikset Deadbolt: http://amzn.to/2fFNyqj
Amazon Prime Membership: http://amzn.to/2eCDSdO



Black Friday/Cyber Monday Amazon Deals

Rumors are Amazon will be giving great discounts on some of my favorite products.  I use these 3 practically every day.  So keep an eye on Amazon starting on Thanksgiving through Monday December 2nd.  Right now on Monday Nov 21st the Kindle paperwhite is $20 off for $99.99.  Click the pictures for a link to the products.

Here are the rumor on the deals:

Amazon Dot:  $39.99 ($10 off):  

Kindle Paperwhite:  $99.99 ($20 off):  

Amazon Echo:  $139.99 ($40 off):  

These are great gift ideas for the holidays!  The paperwhite is my favorite kindle because you can read it outside in the sun.


New Echo Dot Just Arrived Yesterday!

Amazon recently released the new 2nd generation Echo Dot.  It is $49.99 on Amazon and free shipping with Amazon Prime.  Check out the Echo Dot:  http://amzn.to/2frB1VX   Click on the video to see what it can do!

The Amazon Echo is $179.99-it’s on sale today for $140.39 http://amzn.to/2fv1iiT.  While the Dot does not have the sound quality of the Echo it is a great addition to your SmartHome or if you just want to get started to see if you like it.

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I was SO, SO wrong. Virtual Reality is awesome!

A couple of weeks ago my husband was telling me how he ordered the virtual reality headset for the playstation.  Here it is on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2elt8wL

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He was trying to convince me how the technology will eventually be used so buyers can sit in their homes or my office and tour homes for sale through virtual reality (VR).  He basically was saying it will be a game changer for marketing real estate.

My reaction:  No Way!  We now have 360° cameras and High Definition walk through videos (check out my YouTube page to see examples of my listings here)  I get motion sickness why would I do virtual reality when I can just watch a walk-through video?

WELL, I WAS WRONG.  The headset arrived a couple of weeks ago.  It is incredible once I tried it.  Everywhere I looked I was immersed in a virtual reality of my choosing.  I lost myself in the virtual reality world and I totally forgot I was in my basement.  I hit my hand on the coffee table pretty hard trying to throw something in the job simulator game.  The first experience was a deep-sea dive.  It felt so real looking at all of the deep sea creatures and I felt so relaxed after.  The next experience my husband told me I needed to sit down for it, Shark encounter virtual reality.  You go down in the ocean and a shark circles your cage, rips off the front of it and you feel like he is going to bite you.  I was screaming and pushing back I almost fell backwards off the chair.  However, I did not get motion sickness at all!

Experts are estimating everyone will be able to tour homes through virtual reality in 2-5 years.  Sothebys Realty just started experimenting with VR technology with high-end homes in LA & NY.  The cost to scan the homes is between $300-$700.  It allows buyers to walk through a home in virtual reality with a controller to navigate through the home.

Imagine instead of spending 4 hours touring 5-7 homes buyers can come to my office put on a headset and walk-through 8-10 homes in 2 hours.  Sellers don’t have to clean up or get their kids or dogs out of the house for as many showings or open houses.  I’m so excited to see how this technology will change the future of real estate!  And won’t we look so cool doing it!

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