IoT (an acronym for the Internet of Things) is a buzz word amongst the technologically savvy. Everywhere you look, there are ways tech devices can now efficiently communicate amongst other devices—and your home, no matter the age, is no exception. Holzer Resnick can offer your home a variety of bells and whistles that can provide you with peace of mind as you jump on the IoT train. This is exterior home connectivity at your fingertips.

Our schedules are bustling, and our minds are always onto the next thing. Without a doubt, you have misplaced your phone, your keys, or your wallet at some point in life and know that queasy, belly wrenching feeling you get. We have a few products available that can help alleviate the hassle.

We can offer door replacements with smart lock technology. You now have the ability make sure your front door is locked without ever having to be there. The Schlage EncodeTM Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt connects you to your home from anywhere. With built-in Wi-Fi, the Schlage Encode connects directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network – no adapters or accessories are required. Set up the lock easily with the Amazon Key app and you’ll be able to access it remotely, putting total control in the palm of your hand. It also works with Alexa.

Other exterior elements such as new windows can also be equipped with IoT technology. Insynctive technology – Pella Insynctive security sensors can be built directly into your windows, hidden from view. They also can motorize your blinds and shades. Between-the-glass blinds and shades can be raised and lowered via a remote control or a smart device.

You even can make sure your garage door is closed, even after you leave the home. Amarr offers the Liftmaster ProVantage Garage Operator Installer MyQ. The LiftMaster® 821LM MyQ Garage does this by letting you monitor, open and close your garage door from anywhere and control home lighting…all from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

MyQ Technology also enables you to securely monitor and control most garage door opener brands, along with home lighting, with your smartphone, tablet or computer. While we can’t help you if you accidentally leave your kids behind if you sleep in late to board a plane to Paris at Christmastime, but we can ease your mind to let you know if your garage door has been successfully closed.

Not quite on the smart phone front, but still an honorably mentionable device is MasterFlow’s Solar-Powered EcoSmart Ridge Vents. They combine the low attic cooling costs of a solar-powered vent with the superior aesthetics of a ridge vent. It’s more effective and offers up to 25 times more airflow than the typical ridge vent, require no extra wiring or electrician installation costs, is durable and tested for impact resistance, and is temperature adjustable with an included thermostat.

Up on the roof, there are amazing opportunities to introduce technology beyond the ridge vent, including your skylights. VELUX Solar Powered “Fresh Air” skylights open your home to the outside world, literally. It boosts your home’s energy efficiency, while bringing in an abundance of natural light and fresh air. They are equipped with sensors to close automatically based on the weather and your home’s ideal climate. And since they are solar powered, no electricity is needed. You can even earn a 30% federal tax credit on product and installation.

At Holzer Resnick Contracting we have one primary goal in mind; to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers from start to finish.  To achieve this, we keep it simple as we only offer The Best Products, The Best Installation, and The Best Warranty. Equally as important, we offer full transparency to our customers and offering these smaller items is no exception. 

 

By Samantha Lutz