Developers are entering the marketplace full force with apps that allow you to interact with your home while you’re on the go. Recently, Apple announced their foray into the market with HomeKit. While still in the development stages, the app will allow you to control your thermostat, lights, locks and more all from your mobile device. In the meantime, check out these two apps that are similar in scope and currently available.
Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort app works with select Honeywell thermostats to allow you to control and monitor your heating and cooling system anytime, from anywhere. Set the temperature on your way home to make sure your home is toasty when you arrive.
The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The Nest system and app has similar functionality to the Honeywell app and allows you to control your thermostat while on the go but also offers an additional product for smoke and carbon monoxide detection. Nest Protect tells you which room the emergency is in and what the emergency is – “There’s smoke in the living room.” The Nest Protect system also sends notifications to your smart phone if there’s a problem or you can check on things at any time.
To learn more about Nest visit their website.