What is this?
There are many devices you may already have in your home that are connected to the Internet. And you may not even realize it.
Do you have solar panels on your roof? If yes, the company you have contracted with is monitoring the panels via the Internet to make sure they work properly.
Do you have a programmable thermostat? Nest makes one that you can control from your phone or computer at work. Turn the temperature up or down, on or off. And if it also has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, it can send an alert to your phone. It will also tell you if batteries are low.
There are refrigerators that track the inventory inside. You can see what you have when you are at the grocery store.
Did someone ring your doorbell while you were at work? You can answer that bell from your phone. You can talk and even see them via a camera. And if you need to let them into the house, you can open the door locks. From your phone. Track your video security cameras also.
Talk to the Internet via Google Home or Amazon Echo. Stream TV shows and movies wirelessly from the Internet through Amazon Firs Stick or Roku – among others. Wireless stereo speakers can easily be distributed throughout the house. Control from – you guessed it – your phone.
Your bathroom scale can send your morning weigh-in direct to a fitness app on your phone.
Turn on the oven from your car so that dinner is ready when you get home. Please, don’t do this while you are driving.
Did you forget to feed Fido? Dispense his dinner via a phone app.
Start your car from your phone. Start the horn beeping because you forgot where you are parked.
This is a small sample of items connected to The Internet of Things. And yes – there will be more.
One thing that is not part of the Internet of Things is a good Realtor. If you need our services, call Bunny and Art Reiman at 732-598-7700. Or visit us on – you guessed it – the Internet, at www.BunnyandArt.com www.55PlusInOcean.com or www.55PlusinMonmouth.com .