Kick Off the New Year with Home Automation

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, which means it’s time to make that resolutions list! Whatever your goals are for the coming year, Iris can help you achieve them.

As your resolution buddy, Iris can help you manage energy consumption, provide you peace of mind when traveling, give the kids more freedom and even help you be healthier.

Resolution No. 1: Save Energy

If going green is your goal, Iris can help in a number of ways, from turning off the water heater when no one’s home to programming the thermostat and smart vents to manage the heating and cooling in all the rooms of your home. Don’t use the guest room often? There’s no need for it to be heated to the same temperature as your bedroom. Iris has recently partnered with Nest Learning Thermostats that allows you to track energy usage and uses advanced sensors and algorithms to create a custom temperature plan that saves energy and keeps you comfortable. By saving energy, Iris will help lower your electric bill, too. Win-win!

Resolution No. 2: Travel More

Itching to get out of Dodge or hit the beach? Now it’s easier to take to the road without stressing. Program your lights to come on at the end of the day, just as though you were home, to deter potential burglars. Worried about pipes bursting or the furnace going out? Iris is on the job, monitoring the temperature in the house and even detecting water leaks.

With our Professional Monitoring service, you’re more secure than ever with professional home security, including full-service professional monitoring for burglary, smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide, as well as a panic alarm. With no long-term contracts, it’s easy to upgrade when you need to. All you have to do is pack your bag, and the system will do the rest. Enjoy your vacation knowing Iris is protecting your home.

Resolution No. 3: Get Outside More

Do you want the family to watch less TV and get outside to spend more time together? Now there’s a hassle-free way to make it happen. Use smart plugs  and smart switches to turn off the TV after a certain amount of time. That way, everyone can go outside, get more exercise and create those family memories that last a lifetime.

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Resolution No. 4: Conquer Stress

Use the Iris app and Web UI along with your whole home automation system to live more in the moment instead of worrying. The kids can safely come and go after school with key fobs, and you’ll know what they’re up to thanks to contact sensors and security cameras. If you leave and return at certain times, set schedules to make sure the house comes to life as you pull into the driveway — no fumbling with keys in the dark.

You now have access to all of your home info at your fingertips. That allows you to focus on what matters — living worry free — making this your best year yet.