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With the Right App: There's No Place Like Home

ABC Tech Contributor Tina Trinh explains how home automation apps can control everything from door locks to window shades.
2:22 | 07/09/14

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For most of us there's really no place like home and increasingly our modern homes. I like no other place on everything to turning up the air -- -- lowering the border and mother's house for -- believe it here's ABC's tech contributor Tina trend. -- -- -- -- -- There is no me tonight. When -- uttered those famous words it was a -- -- she probably could never imagine a home like today's. One where you lock your door with a swipe of your iPhone and what you're added draw down -- -- and open the garage door to. We're here and invent in New York City it's sponsored by The Home Depot and wink a new home automation platform that promises to turn your home it's -- connected. We're really about bringing the brands that you are you having your -- together and when that. Brands like quick -- GE and Honeywell -- have a variety of products with built in wireless connectivity. Making them easy to control with a Smart. Problem is multiple products -- multiple apps which can be hard to keep track. Now in new platform called week brings all of these devices together in one asked. There really change your lifestyle and makes it very easy. To use -- every day and it doesn't matter whether -- in the house or a thousand miles away. The temperature of your water heater can be adjusted remotely and that adds up to savings -- -- energy bill. This is EE forty gallons short we have several models and you can save anywhere from nine others to. Three housing here depending on the model -- to get. Staples is also making homes smarter with -- staples connect platform. Which course with nearly 150 connected devices like thermostats and security cameras. -- Smart phone handy. Staples connect can sync with wearable devices like that up 24 by Java and to do things like automatically lower the -- -- -- activate sleep at night. Ultimately getting a home sweet home won't involve any wizardry behind -- curtain just a few devices and an Internet connection. -- -- ABC news New York. Love -- love that. -- stuff yeah up until this moment I thought the -- who was really not. Yeah yeah. -- No but I love I I love that no privacy advocates are a little bit wary they're worried it can be hacked but still cool development for many home I -- -- I just -- Peyton Manning. That.

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