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How to Combat Snowy Weather with Smart Home Automation

How to Combat Snowy Weather with Smart Home Automation

Did you know that Indiana gets an average of 60 inches of snow a year? The average low in January is 18 degrees. If you live in the Fishers, Indiana area you are familiar with the snow situation and may even cringe when you see that first snowflake fall. What seems magical at first eventually turns into a nuisance—that is unless you have the right tools to manage the cold and make your winter more enjoyable. While we can’t install an automatic snow blower or shovel, we can install technology to help make your life easier this time of year. This blog will be your guide to using smart home automation in winter.

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Meet Alexa, Your Personal Smart Home Assistant

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Do you remember Rosie the robot from The Jetsons? This quirky, robotic maid assisted the futuristic family in doing any task they needed, like washing the dishes, making home repairs, and feeding the dog. Weve also seen intelligent computer assistants in Star Trek, Back to the Future, and Star Wars. With so many portrayals of artificial intelligence in art and entertainment, you would think its about time we had something like Rosie with us. And the incredible news is we are getting closer and closer to that reality every day. With our smart home installations, weve been able to use our integrated systems to perform all kinds of cool tasks, like arming the security system and turning off the lights. But we havent been able to talk to our smart home like a personal assistant. That is until now. Last year, Amazon created Alexa, a voice control software that runs on the smart speakers called the Echo, the Dot, and the Tap. Keep reading to discover how you can use Alexa in your Indianapolis, IN home. 

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