How Home Automation Preserves Independence

As we age, we need and do things to help us stay independent. This includes making our homes safer and smarter.  These very same things can help our loved ones feel better about our independence too.

Let There Be Light

As a starter, a few smart light switches in, and around, the home will both keep it bright for us as well as thwart off prowlers.  These can be programmed to come on at certain times of the day or when motion is detected.

At night, these can  be programmed to only turn on at say, 20% brightness, so it doesn’t blind us going to the bathroom.

Be Comfortable

There are also smart thermostats that can be monitored remotely to ensure we or our loved ones are comfortable at home.  The thermostat levels can be set/changed with a simple “tap” on the iPad or iPhone, as well as on the thermostat itself.

Large, easy buttons can be placed on the App to make programming changes a breeze.

Moving Around Is Good

Low cost motion sensors are a great way to see if loved ones are moving about.  Better yet, they can be used to activate events such as lights turning on.

They can also activate some appliances or music.  Setting them up is easy and then you have peace of mind knowing they are…in motion.

Forget Keys?  No Problem

We are now in the age of keyless locks, so why not get a “smart” one?  There are beautiful locks in all the standard colors to fit the theme of your door and home.

A simple 4-digit code can be supplied to various visitors and

guests.  They can be activated and disabled from the App – from anywhere.

You can also receive text messages or e-mails when someone arrives.


Putting It All Together

The beauty in all this is that it can work together to make the home safe and smart.

Imagine this scenario:  You go to bed and just want to make sure everything is closed down and safe for the night.  There is a simple, large button next to your reading lamp on the table. You press it once…all the lights go off, the doors are locked and the thermostat is set for the night.  

At the same time that happens a text message goes to a loved one saying “All safe for the night”.  They know you are well, safe and living independently.

Peace of mind for everyone. 

Happy Independence Day

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Wishing you and your families a very restful and enjoyable July 4 holiday!

The LiveSmart Team

Happy Memorial Day

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Wishing you and your families/friends a very restful and enjoyable holiday weekend.  We pay tribute to those who have sacrificed through the years.

The LiveSmart Team

Home Automation is Hip

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We have been telling you that home automation is all about “living smart” – which it is.  Did you know that it’s also considered “hip”.  Having a system like this puts you in charge and keeps you connected with the important things in your home or business.  You will have fun showing it off at work, with family or at parties.  “Watch what I can do…”.

Our new ‘app’ is even easier to use and more stylish.  Things are summarized at the Dashboard level with easy access to everything you need.  Change the thermostat…tap.  Lock the door…tap.  Turn on some lights…tap, tap.  See all the actions in a simple Event History screen.

You’ve been hearing about smart home stuff.  It has been the wave of the future and now it’s here.  Let us show you how you can use it.  Live simple, Live safe, Live smart.



Happy Birthday, America

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We at LiveSmart want to wish you and your families a joyous and restful July 4!

         Gary Russell – Founder/President, LiveSmart Technologies

Simple is Best

Sometimes a picture is best to convey meaning.  This simple button can be used by seniors living in their own home to turn on/off a light switch, appliance or request someone call them.  It can sit by their bedside or be mounted to a convenient wall.  Imagine this scenario:  Mom or Dad wants to go to sleep.  The don’t like walking in the dark or in total silence until they are safely tucked in.  They leave the necessary lights on, maybe even the TV or radio too.  They brush their teeth, climb into bed and push this soft button.  All lights go off as well as the TV or radio.  You get a text message that “all is secure for the night”.  Simple – and quite affordable.

Independence Is Smart

The month of March is Independent Living here at LiveSmart.  Concerned about an elderly or handicapped loved one?  We can help.  A simple system that lets you see the temperature, light levels or humidity in their home could set your mind at ease.  And for them, how about a simple large button that turns off a light at bedtime or maybe theTV?  Maybe just sending you an e-mail or text to call them…easy and very affordable.

Promoting Independence

The same technology that is used for security and energy conservation can be used to help us live independently in our homes as we age.  Simple motion detectors, thermostats and easy-to-use locks can make living alone easier.  LiveSmart can even provide a simple button that automates several functions at once…locking the doors, turning off the lights and adjusting the thermostat.  If desired, a far-away loved one can receive an “all secure” text message each night at the same time.  A little peace of mind goes a long way.

We are all on the road of “Spectrum of Independence”.  By implementing simple things at first to make our lives easier and more enjoyable, we can be ready with additional support to help us live independently later.  We’ll discuss this further in future posts.

Home Automation is Very Affordable

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Many times we hear that people associate home automation with “expensive” or “only for upper end homes”.  Really not true.  Having a smart home system no longer needs to cost you thousands of dollars.  LiveSmart offers state-of-the-art products at very affordable rates and will work within your unique budget.  Get started with a home automation or security system for as little as $400.  You can then add on later.

Multiple Uses, One App

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In the coming days, we will be sharing the multiple ways you can use LiveSmart in your home and business.  This will range from cooling your home before you arrive, to getting “arrival notifications” for loved ones or employees, to securing the perimeter of your home or building.  Varied uses, perhaps – but all with one convenient and easy-to-use “app” on your iPhone or iPad.

Not sure exactly what you’ll need?  No worries, the LiveSmart app grows with your needs and budget.  Start with just one or two things – and add on later.  We’ll show you how.