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Ever forget to turn on your porch lights and then come home to a dark house? I have. Or turned your thermostat up because you didn’t want to cool the house while on vacation, only to swelter for hours when you come home? Done that too!
These days, we have smart home systems designed manage our thermostats or lights. We also have systems that let us check in on our pets, monitor our kids and even make sure the garage door is closed after we’ve left for work. Nexia Home Intelligence, however, has found a way to tie together just about every automated smart home process into one handy app.
Nexia Home Intelligence: The Smartest of the Smart Home Systems
Nexia Home Intelligence begins with a bridge, which communicates with all the devices in your home. Sign up for a Nexia account, plug in your bridge to your router and wall outlet, then let the two discover each other like soul mates across the web.
Once you’ve added your bridge to your account, you can add all your other Nexia-compatible devices. Everything from security cameras to thermostat controls to lightbulbs can be controlled from your dashboard on your PC or your smartphone app.
I had a chance to try out a few different neat Nexia-compatible devices. My favorite is the Nexia HD Indoor Security Camera. It lets you record HD 720p resolution video in your house for live streaming or recording to watch later. With its infrared vision, it can even see at night.
My son Jacob wanted me to mount it in the hallway and let him monitor it, so I could never sneak up on him. This came after I managed to sneak up and scare him twice in one night. We have an ongoing game to see who can scare the other the most often. He already has an unfair advantage with his ninja-like skills, so I said no way.
I picked a more central location that has a pretty good view of my front door, that way I can see if burglars are sneaking in! With the spot I picked, someone would have to walk past it to get to me upstairs. No more worrying that the sound I heard is someone coming to get me! I have a VERY active imagination in the middle of the night.
The motion sensors (pictured right) are a great addition to your Nexia Home Intelligence security solution. Set them up throughout your home to make sure no one is moving in there when they shouldn’t be. I have a lot of pets upstairs, but I worry about people sneaking around in my garage (I told you, active imagination), so I put a few in there. It’s not just people I worry about, though. We had feral cats get stuck in there too! Even my own kitten managed to sneak down and get locked in for a couple of hours!
Of course, Nexia Home Intelligence isn’t just for home security. You can add other fun things, like, blinds and shades that rise and fall on a timer and even sprinkler systems for your lawn. Whatever you choose to add, once you have your bridge set up, you just follow the directions to help your new device and your Nexia Bridge make friends, then use your dashboard to ensure that it’s all in working order!
You’ll also find tips and news on your dashboard, along with all sorts of compatible products under each category. I found it very helpful! Using the dashboard itself is free. However, if you want to automate different tasks, you’ll need the Nexia subscription, which costs $9.99 a month.
I actually had fun setting up my Nexia Home Intelligence System. I love technology and it was just exciting for me to decide where to put everything. I also like to monitor things from my dashboard. Makes me feel like my home is a secret lair! Every girl needs a lair. Now I just need to get me some minions to do the laundry. If only Nexia could help me automate the folding process!
Visit NexiaHome.com to learn more about the different products available in the Home Intelligence system. While you’re there, you’ll find links to download the app in the App Store, Google Play or the Windows Phone Store and take a tour.
31 thoughts on “Manage & Monitor Your Whole Home from Anywhere With Nexia Home Intelligence”
This looks like a really smart way to keep an eye on everything in your home!
This looks like a great way to monitor your home. Plus, it would make me feel safer in my own home.
What a great bundle. I love how easy it is to feel protected while at home
This is awesome for people who are not always home. They have a chance to check on their homes from time to time.
This would’ve been so helpful when my friend’s dad’s place was burglarized. He really believes it was someone he knows. He would’ve been able to prove it with this.
This would be a great system to have. A little peace of mind when you are away from home.
We totally need this!
How cool is this?! My husband would love it!
That s such a cool system. I would love that for my home.
It’s wonderful you can control so many different aspects of your home at once. We have a security system, but it just monitors doors & windows.
What a great system to watch over your home. Seems easy to setup and use for peace of mind.
This sounds perfect for anyone who has a home. My imagination gets real active at night also!
Having a home system like this is SO handy! We’ve been working on expanding ours, so I’ll pass this information along to my husband. But with the little bit we’ve done so far, it has really paid off those times when my daughter came home and didn’t have her house key. A quick call to my husband and he can open the garage door for her using his phone. Gotta love technology!
The smart home can be a great thing, just make sure you tighten up all the loose security in a lot of them. Change the default settings for login and use a good password. There is a lot of potential for mischief in them as well.
It amazes me how far technology has come! I would love to be able to monitor my home when I’m away.
That is such a cool thing to have for your home. It’s amazing what technology can do!
I really want to get something like this installed around our home. I’d feel a lot better. Peace of mind is very important.
This looks so cool. What an effective way to monitor your home. I need this!
I’m going to tell my husband a but this. We’ve been talking about getting something similar.
This looks like a great way to stay make sure your home is safe!! I am home quite a bit alone so this would give some added security.
That is an awesome security system! I have been wanting to get one with a camera.
The ability to monitor my home from anywhere would make me feel much more secure! This is a great idea!
A system like this would make me feel much more secure when I’m the only one home or I’m away from home. I really like how they have a bunch of different Nexia compatible devices you can set up.
This sounds like a great system! We are sometimes not close to home at the moment we;d like the lights on- this would give me such peace of mind, for sure.
This system would definitely give me some peace of mind. I would love to have cameras set up so i could see what is going on at home.
I have been looking at adding a security system to my home. I hate to leave for a few days and not have an alarm. It would be cool to be able to check on the house online.
I would love to have a system like this. I am always worried about people getting into the house. I will have to check it out.
Wow, now this is a home system. I haven’t heard of it before, but we have been talking about getting one… May have to look into this. Thanks for sharing.
This sounds like a great system. I love the idea of being able to monitor what’s going on in my home from anywhere.
We are looking for a new home survellience system.. This looks like a great option for us.
My dad just got one of these to watch his house. I think it’s a great idea.