Smart homes are all the rage right now, and our friends at On Top of the World are responding by equipping each of their new homes with an entire suite of products that will be installed, activated, and supported by Amazon.
In addition to purchasing an amazing home in one of the best retirement communities in Florida, new residents at On Top of the World will also get to enjoy a wide range of features that most of the existing homes here in the Sunshine State simply can't match.
While the term “smart home” can mean a wide range of things depending on what developer you talk to, there is a specific suite of tools that come with the homes at On Top of the World. Let's dive in and take a closer look at exactly what you get with a new smart home at On Top of the World!
At the core of any smart home is a primary device that acts as the hub for all of the tools that exist throughout the home. At On Top of the World, that hub is going to be the 10″ screen of the Echo Show.
This hub will be your primary contact point for letting Amazon's Alexa know exactly what you want to happen throughout your home. It is also a great place to ask for her to play music, look up a recipe, or make video calls to friends and family.
In addition to the Echo Show, smart homes will also include two Echo Spots, which are like smaller versions of the Echo Show. These little screens are great for displaying calendar events, setting reminders, or watching video clips of recent news items.
Having those little screens located at key points in your home is a great start, but everyone knows that the main screen in any house is the big one in the living room. On Top of the World is linking that screen right into your smart home using Amazon's Fire TV.
This little USB stick will instantly allow you to stream all kinds of amazing content right into your living room. In addition to networking with your smart home and Amazon's Prime video service, you will also be able to integrate it with apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus.
Adjusting the lighting is one of the most common features of any smart home, and On Top of the World has got you covered there with a Lutron Smart Bridge Pro, six Lutron Smart Lighting Dimmer Switches, and three Lutron Pico Lighting Remotes.
When all of these devices are activated and linked together, you will be able to control almost everything about the lighting in your new home whether you are sitting right in the living room or miles away via your smartphone. It will also make your new home compatible with Serena Remote Controlled Shades.
Smart Heating & Cooling
Another popular feature that most smart homes offer is an integrated thermostat, and that is definitely something you are going to love about the smart home package at On Top of the World.
The Ecobee 3 Lite WiFi Thermostat will allow you to program your home's temperature from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, so you will never again have to worry whether the temperature is set right while you are away.
Smart Home Entry
The smart home package at On Top of the World also has your entries and exits covered thanks to the Ring Video Doorbell and the LiftMaster Garage Door Opener.
The Ring Video Doorbell will let you see who is at the door through your Amazon Echo or your smartphone, and the Liftmaster Garage Door Opener allows you to open and close your garage doors remotely through a smartphone app.
As if all of those features inside the home weren't enough, the On Top of the World smart home package also includes a Hydrawise Smart Irrigation system.
This clever system will check the current weather reports to determine the precise amount of water needed to keep your lawn and landscaping looking great, and you can adjust all of the settings right from your smartphone.
As technology continues to evolve, smart homes are becoming more and more common, but most people are still attempting to put the different pieces together on their own. Sometimes that works, but it can often be more frustrating than fruitful.
At On Top of the World, residents get a fully functional smart home package that comes with all of the bells and whistles, and they get that package installed, activated, and supported by Amazon technicians that know what they are doing.
If you have been thinking about checking out On Top of the World, ask them about their new smart home packages and go see for yourself how what these amazing features could do to improve your lifestyle.