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Controlling Your Smart Home

Introducing Siri Shortcuts Voice Control for

10/8/2018 12:00:00 am

Interacting with your smart home just got better. Learn about's new Siri shortcuts, enabling you to activate your home alarm system with your voice.
Make Life Easier with Geo-Services by

9/14/2018 12:00:00 am

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?

7/13/2018 12:00:00 am

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

11/21/2017 12:00:00 am

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

11/17/2017 12:00:00 am

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 Home Security Analytics Dashboard

10/30/2017 12:00:00 am

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.
Google Home Security: Ask To Secure Your Home!

5/17/2017 12:00:00 am

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

3/21/2017 12:00:00 am

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

3/3/2017 12:00:00 am

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

1/4/2017 12:00:00 am

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

5/12/2016 12:00:00 am

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

5/11/2016 12:00:00 am

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.
Security Systems that Work with Alexa: Integration!

5/4/2016 12:00:00 am

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

4/18/2016 12:00:00 am

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

2/24/2016 12:00:00 am

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 Smart Home with Apple TV and Amazon Echo

1/4/2016 12:00:00 am

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

11/30/2015 12:00:00 am

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

11/9/2015 12:00:00 am

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

8/24/2015 12:00:00 am

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

6/8/2015 12:00:00 am

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

6/3/2015 12:00:00 am

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

4/22/2015 12:00:00 am

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

4/16/2015 12:00:00 am

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

4/13/2015 12:00:00 am

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

3/26/2015 12:00:00 am

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

3/10/2015 12:00:00 am

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

3/9/2015 12:00:00 am

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

3/5/2015 12:00:00 am

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?

3/3/2015 12:00:00 am

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?

2/12/2015 12:00:00 am

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

9/19/2014 12:00:00 am

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.