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Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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Making your house a home is an ongoing project. It’s part of who we are to “nest” and make whatever space we call home feel safe and comfortable. Part of making that happen these days are the automation capabilities available at our fingertips. From the security of our loved ones to whether or not the thermostat kicks on when we’re out getting groceries, home automation is a powerful new tool that can enhance our lives in a number of ways. Some of the options out there can seem overwhelming, but you can relax because there’s a stress-free choice. GVTC has partnered with Honeywell® to bring you connectHome®, the very best in smart home security. You might not have even realized some of these amazing options were available!

Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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When you think of home automation, the first thing that comes to mind may be your coffee pot, your thermostat, and, if you’re lucky, timers on your lights. Well, times have changed! Through GVTC connectHome®, not only can you automate your smart home security system, complete with monitoring and video doorbells, but you can also automate your chores. Now vacuuming, laundry, and dishwashing can all be taken care of for you. There are also components to the connectHome® system that allow homeowners to install smart locks (to ensure your home is secure at set times), smart outlets (for those days you think you left the iron plugged in), and entire smart home hubs (like Google Home or Amazon Echo) to manage your automation at the sound of your voice or the touch of button in the Total Connect 2.0 App.

Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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The new way to protect your family is through smart home security. It gives you entire control over your household, though knowing your options is key. Through GVTC’s partnership with Honeywell®, connectHome® can make it a breeze to set up indoor and outdoor cameras, video doorbells, and motion detectors which work with a user-friendly Total Connect 2.0 App, providing complete control and customization of your household. What once seemed like an expensive daydream before is now an affordable reality for everyone. The best part? All components can be personalized to suit your family’s needs.

Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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Within the Total Connect 2.0 App, you can set “scenes” that work with your daily routine, from triggering your garage door to open when you’re a certain distance from home to scheduling all your lights to turn off and doors to lock at bedtime. You can also manage the indoor temperature, ensure any emergencies that arise can be handled with ease, and even speak to those who approach your home (i.e. delivery drivers). A SkyBell® Video Doorbell, as an example, includes a camera and audio speaker, allowing you to speak with anyone at your door. If your kids get home before you, wouldn’t it be nice to know they’re safe and sound? With the use of this app and security components, you’ll get the reassurance you need.

Through the use of Honeywell® Security Cameras, the Smart connectHome® Security system allows you to capture even the smallest of details at your home. You may think you’ve trained your favorite furry friend to stay off the furniture, but while you’re at work, they have another thought in mind. (That’s why they call it “fur-nature,” isn’t it?). With cameras connected to your Total Connect 2.0 App, you can monitor this and any other activity going on at your home at all times. You can even set notifications to buzz on your phone the moment someone approaches your door!

Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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Considering today’s hectic schedules with work, after-school activities, sports, and the like, it’s easy to be forgetful. With the Total Connect 2.0 App and smart locks, you can ensure your home stays secure even if you’re not there. A Smart Thermostat will come in handy here in Texas where we’ve been known to experience all four seasons within a single day! With this system, you can regulate your thermostat no matter where you are, saving money and granting peace of mind. Smart light bulbs are not only great for when you’re away from home, but they can also be programmed to turn on or off with your app—even if you’re simply lounging on the couch having a self-care day!

Smart Sensors are another great feature of GVTC’s Smart connectHome® Security system. If there’s a crack in the tank of the upstairs toilet, wouldn’t it be nice to know a flood sensor can notify you before water pours through your upstairs ceiling and onto your antique oak table? Saving you from wasting time and money on troublesome insurance claims, sensors like this can turn worry into confidence. That’s exactly how you want to feel when you come home at the end of a long day—confident that your home is your haven instead of a headache. As your family’s needs grow or change, so too can your connectHome® package, incorporating compatible smart devices as needed.

Make Your House a Smart Home: Automated and Protected the Texas Way

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Making your house a home is within your reach through GVTC’s connectHome® starter package. It includes your choice of either one SkyBell® doorbell or one indoor camera, plus GVTC security monitoring, one motion detector, three wireless sensors, and a connectHome® account that integrates your favorite smart devices to one mobile home-assistant. You can get all of that for only $34.95 per month! Let GVTC do the homework for you. They can narrow down the options you need and create a bundle that suits your budget. Don’t miss out on features that can make life a breeze—GVTC’s Smart connectHome® Security system is here to help. Visit GVTC’s website at this link!