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      How to Bring your Smart Home Outdoors

      Posted by Sam S. on May 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM

      GettyImages-576798287As the summer begins to heat up, your outdoor space becomes your patio oasis, your barbecue kitchen, and your backyard playing field.

      You might think that a 'smart home' only pertains to the inside of your home, but that’s not always true. There are plenty of ways to automate your outdoor space and "deck" it out with some technology. Below is a list of connected home devices and accessories Cincinnati Bell carries that are perfect for bringing your smart home outdoors.

       

      Music

      Everyone knows you can't enjoy the warm weather without some summer jams. Sonos is a wireless home sound system that can fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with incredible sound. Here are just a couple of this summer's hottest Sonos speakers:

      Sonos Roam – This new and compact speaker is the perfect on-the-go stereo for all your outdoor adventures. Enjoy music, voice control, and multiroom listening at home on WiFi. Plus, the Roam has Bluetooth® streaming and up to 10 hours of battery life for those summer days that turn into summer nights. Sonos White and BlackSonosAmpCM-1

      Sonos Amp- Power your outdoor speakers and expand your Sonos system to your backyard with this versatile amplifier. Connect the Amp to any TV outside and throw the ultimate movie or gaming night!

      Sonos Move – This durable battery-operated speaker is made for the outdoors. The Sonos Move is a bit bigger than the Roam, but is also water and drop resistant. Learn more about how you can pair it with your Alexa or Google Assistant in our unboxing below.

       


      Cameras

      Nest Hello Doorbell – Did your guests start arriving a little early? No worries. A Nest Hello will send notifications right to your phone to notify you when someone is at the door. With voice activation, you can tell them to come in through the app without ever having to leave your seat on the back porch.

      Nest Cam Outdoor – This security camera keeps your house protected and safe from unwanted guests all year round. The Nest Cam allows you to look back on a 3-hour snapshot history so you'll never miss a thing- especially the epic catch you made in the backyard football game. It monitors your home with 1080p video quality and with 24/7 streaming, you can check in anytime. Touchdown!

      Ring Floodlight Cam – After the night is over, your Floodlight Cam will keep you safe from any post-party intruders. The Ring Floodlight Cam protects your home with a motion-activated camera with a 140° field-of-view, a siren alarm and two-way audio. Cameras-1


      Lighting

      Kasa Smart Wi-Fi LED Light Bulb - It’s not a party without mood lighting! As the sun starts to set and your outdoor party feels like it might be coming to an end, keep the night going with Kasa Smart Wi-Fi LED Light Bulbs. You are able to control your smart bulb from anywhere using the Kasa Smart app. Who needs Tiki torches anyways? Use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or the Kasa app to dim and brighten, create schedules, timers, countdowns, and turn your bulb off and on. Learn more about Kasa Smart and TP Link products at our YouTube page.

      Ring Pathlight - Brighten up and protect your outdoor space with smart lighting. These path lights shine on walkways, driveways and pathways when motion is detected and can be controlled via the Ring app on your smartphone.


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      Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub – This isn’t your typical garage door opener. The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub sends you alerts every time your garage door is opened, or if you forget to close it after a certain amount of time.

      Nest Learning Thermostat – Keep your house cool for when you need a break from the outdoor heat. This thermostat is great for regulating the temperature in your home and automatically learns your cooling/heating habits so you can keep your temperature just the way you like it. Nest Thermostats save you an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. 

      Nest x Yale Lock – This lock is great for any door around the house. The Nest X Yale Lock is a tamper-proof, key-free deadbolt that connects to the Nest app. You are able to lock and unlock your door from anywhere and can check your door status with your voice using Google Assistant. You can even give people you trust a passcode during your backyard bash, instead of a key. 

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      Check out and purchase all of these devices at your nearest Cincinnati Bell store. Cincinnati Bell customers can take advantage of 24-month interest-free payments, too! Call one of our retail stores using the button below to learn more.

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