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Smart Home for the Holidays: Honeywell's Tech Tips

By Ken Briodagh November 23, 2016

As we throw ourselves stomach first into the holiday season this week, many folks are going to be leveraging Smart Home tech and gadgets to ease the stress of the season. Honeywell has a few tips about how to get the most out of it.

Baby, it’s cold outside: With all that time in the kitchen, there’s really no good reason to stand any extra heat. Meanwhile, your guests are going to be smokin’ hot, so to help make everyone comfy, use that Smart Thermostat to lower the temperature more than usual during get-togethers, at least two degrees for every 10 people, according to Honeywell.

Over the hill and through the woods: If you’re going to be spending some time on the road visiting friends or relations, including at Grandmother’s house, make sure you know your house is safe and sound with vacation modes on thermostats and security systems. In addition, to mitigate potential damage from frozen or burst pipes, sensors like Honeywell’s Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector might be a good call.

No Silent Nights: Voice controls can be a life saver during the pre-, during and post-party scenes.  Voice command shortcuts can adjust environmental controls, music, and appliances at just the right time. Adjust the lights, lock the back door, drop the shades, turn on cameras; Honeywell says its Lyric system does all this and more.

“With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the comfort of having a secure and controlled home can truly allow homeowners to relax and enjoy this time with friends and family,” said Ted Booth, design director, Connected Home, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Smart devices like the Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector or the Lyric Security and Home Control System give you the confidence that your home is safe while you're away, and the versatile Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat and Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat also give you control wherever you might be. They are all expertly designed so you're never out of reach to check on the status of your home.”

Honeywell's family of Lyric products is also compatible with a number of smart home ecosystems such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings, and others. 




Edited by Alicia Young

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