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Controlling Your Smart Home

Introducing Siri Shortcuts Voice Control for

Oct 08, 2018

With voice commands that you can customize to your personality and lifestyle, our latest Siri ability takes your smart home experience to the next level.
Make Life Easier with's Geo-Services

Sep 14, 2018

Geo-Services is a smart, easy feature that does helpful things around your house when you're leaving home or on your way back. Here's how it works and what it can do.
What is an Temperature Sensor?

Jul 13, 2018

While the average home thermostat is getting smarter, most connected thermostats are still limited by a one-room view. technology offers a smarter approach.
Three Gift Ideas for Smart Homeowners

Nov 21, 2017

What do you buy the smart homeowner who already has an home? How about a new way to interact with it?
Video: Controlling an Home

Nov 17, 2017

When your house has a smart security system, smart thermostat, locks, lights, video cameras and more, how many different apps do you need?
A Quick Guide to's New, Smarter Web Dashboard

Oct 30, 2017

Smart home security just got even more intuitive, thanks to our revamped web dashboard that makes it faster and easier to control and monitor your home.
Okay Google: Ask To Secure My Home!

May 17, 2017

Keep your home more secure and comfortable by talking to Google Home, our newest voice-control integration.
Meet the Only Smart Home App You Need

Mar 21, 2017

Using a separate app for each connected device in your home will remind you of the days when you had five remotes on your living room table. There's a smarter alternative.
Five Times When It's Great to Be More Connected

Mar 03, 2017

By showing you that everything is okay at home—and letting you know right away if something's wrong— can turn your smartphone into a peace-of-mind device.
Announcing Insights Engine: Your Home's Newest Proactive Safeguard

Jan 04, 2017

At CES 2017, we announced our Insights Engine, a proactive, intelligent new safeguard for your family that recognizes and responds to unexpected activity around your home.
How to Create Your Own Scene

May 12, 2016

The new Scenes buttons in your app let you control several smart home devices at once with a single command. Here's how to create your own for any occasion.
Introducing "Scenes": One-Button Control for Your Whole Home

May 11, 2016

Ever wished you had a magic button that automatically took care of things around the house for you? With, you have it - and you can create as many different ones as you like.
READ MORE Goes Hands-Free With Amazon Echo Voice Control

May 04, 2016

Want to check the arming status of your smart home security system, change the temperature, or turn your living room light off? Just ask through your Amazon Echo.
Video: The Only Smart Home App You Need

Apr 18, 2016

Having a different app for every smart home device is a recipe for clutter and complexity. There's a smarter, simpler way to control your smart home.
Video: Secure Your Home with a (3D) Touch

Feb 24, 2016

If you're an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus user, you can access your favorite smart home commands by pressing just once on your phone's screen. Here's what it looks like in action.
Control Your Home with the Pebble Time Smartwatch

Jan 07, 2016

Are you a fan of Pebble smartwatches? We've updated our Pebble app to support the color-screen Pebble Time, and made it even easier to interact with your smart home.
Control Your Smart Home with Apple TV and Amazon Echo

Jan 04, 2016

At CES Unveiled today, we're unveiling two intuitive new ways to interact with and control your smart home: convenient big-screen video monitoring with Apple TV, and voice control with Amazon Echo.
Enjoy Precision Comfort With Temperature Sensors

Nov 30, 2015

Remote temperature sensors enable the Smart Thermostat to give you precisely tailored comfort and energy savings, optimized for your home and lifestyle. Here's a quick guide.
Why Smart Devices Don't Make a Smart Home

Nov 09, 2015

A true smart home is a bit like a good football team. Each player - or connected device - has specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together. That requires a good coach.
How a Smart Home Helps You Get to Work On Time

Aug 24, 2015

As well as protecting your home and family, a Smart Home Security system can shave precious minutes off the time it takes to get everyone out of the house in the morning.
Four Fast, Easy Ways to Use for Apple Watch

Jun 08, 2015

Our new app for Apple Watch makes it easier to interact with your smart home from anywhere. Here are a few everyday situations where and Apple Watch combine perfectly to make life safer, smarter and more efficient.
Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

Jun 03, 2015

Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
Secure Your Home In One Touch With Actionable Alerts

Apr 22, 2015

The best reminders are ones that come with an instant solution. With, that's simple, thanks to our app's new actionable notifications.
Security is the Foundation of the Smart Home

Apr 16, 2015

A genuinely Smart Home needs a sensory system: a network of sensors conveying accurate, relevant and real-time information so that connected devices can act intelligently. This system already exists in millions of homes. It's the Smart Home Security system.
The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

Apr 13, 2015

By untethering your home from old, wired security technology,'s wireless Smart Home Security solution makes life safer, smarter and more efficient. Here's why it's best to go wireless.
Video: Five Simply Smart Things Does For You

Mar 26, 2015

The list of things a Smart Home can do for you is long. Here's an opportunity to discover some of them without reading. Enjoy these short videos of some of's most popular features!
Video: How Automates Your Whole Home

Mar 10, 2015

Our Smart Home technology brings everything in your home together to make things safer, smarter and more efficient - all of it controlled by a single mobile app. Here's an animated overview.
READ MORE for Apple Watch

Mar 09, 2015

The Apple Watch is coming soon.  We're excited to offer a glimpse of the powerful smart home app we're creating for this innovative new device.
How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

Mar 05, 2015

Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to Smart Home security, it also has a voice. From fire alarms to teen parties, keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

Mar 03, 2015

Home security systems have come a long way recently. Compared to traditional systems,'s Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient, offering better protection and new features that old systems simply couldn't provide.
Why Do Users Love Their Smart Homes?

Feb 12, 2015

With more than two million homes choosing to stay protected and connected, there are many reasons to love our technology. For Valentine's Day, we asked users via Facebook and Google+ to tell us why they love their Smart Homes. Here's what they said…
The Most Powerful App for Your Home

Sep 19, 2014

Whether you have an interactive security system or a range of home automation devices like thermostats, video cameras, garage doors, lights and locks, you can control and automate them all through our mobile app.