Smart home accessories can help foster and maintain a safer, more comfortable home. Smartphone and tablet apps allow users to turn lights on or off, see if the garage door was left open, communicate with visitors at the front door, adjust the thermostat - and more. Here are 5 smart home innovations that can help transform your house or apartment into a smarter, more efficient home in no time.

 Smart home security systems.

Easily sync up a wide range of security products right to your phone so you’ll always know what’s going on at home. 

Indoor and outdoor security cameras, baby monitors and contact sensors are just a few of the products that help keep an eye on your home whether you're on-the-go or staying in. 

The Canary Flex is easy to install - wirelessly or plugged in. The indoor/outdoor HD security camera is equipped with night vision and motion detection that captures sudden movements and unexpected activity. Users can watch the live feed from the Canary smartphone app or review footage later. And if you’re worried about intruders, the Flex will send an alert to your phone when it detects unusual activity.

The Ring Video Doorbell is another security product that lets you answer the door even if you’re away from home. The Ring streams and records HD video from the front door to your smartphone. Users can interact with guests remotely or buzz a guest in from the couch. Installation is seamless. Use existing doorbell wires or the built-in battery, then simply connect it to the secure wireless network.

Smart Wifi thermostats.

Save on your energy bill while keeping your home at the perfect temperature. Smart thermostats connect to your phone so you can control the temps at home even when you're not there.

The Nest Thermostat E learns from energy usage behaviors to help conserve energy and reduce monthly bills. Users can control their thermostat through a smartphone app from afar, but it’ll go into energy-saving temperature mode if it senses people are away from home. And a monthly email report allows consumers to better understand their energy usage. The furnace is acting up? Nest will notify you. Plus it has a subtle, frosted display that blends into your environment.

Smart trackers.

Never misplace your keys, backpacks and more with these smart trackers. Long-range, waterproof products make it possible to keep track of your most important items.

The Verizon Smart Locator can be secured to a bike, backpack, handbag and any other valuable possession. It works with cellular-connected location tracking for both indoor and outdoor use. The Verizon Smart Locator uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi-based positioning (WPS) and network coverage for pinpoint accuracy. It performs reliably regardless of how close it is to your smartphone.

Smart home media.

Now you can automate your home with smart speakers and other media devices to easier control how you watch, listen and plan your days.

The Google Home Hub helps you get things done hands-free and get notifications so you never miss an appointment. You can even control compatible lights, cameras, TVs and more from a single dashboard with just your voice.

Visit the Verizon Smart Home accessories page today for more innovative ways to remotely monitor and customize your home.

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