Residential Electric Services
Written by Larry Cook

Smartphone Controls Your Home Appliances

Phones do so much more than just allow you to talk to someone these days. If you have a Smartphone can take photos and videos, retrieve your email, texts and even turn on and off your lights at home when you’re not there,  Smartphone’s can turn on music, change the temperature on your home thermostat and even start the coffee pot for your son who is still at home getting ready for college. You can even set your motion surveillance camera to protect your home, right from your Smartphone.

Another great feature is that you can send sensitive smart keys to your home to friends and family if they need access. This way you can allow someone to enter your home to feed your cat or dog while you are away. This will allow you to give them a digital key that only works during the time you are away and it doesn’t work after you have changed the control panel to another security signal.  You no longer need metal keys that are easily duplicated by someone who shouldn’t have them.

All of this can be done by changing your old electrical outlets to smart outlets that are app friendly. All you have to do is plug in your appliances to these new outlets and you can control them with your Smartphone. This is a very cost effective way to use your phone.  You can use the appliances you already have by using the app and the smart outlets. No need to buy new appliances.

There are several applications on the market that will allow you to start your car with this app and turn on the heater. That’s one way to stay warm in the winter and have your car safely warmed up and ready to drive away on a cold winter morning.

Cook Electric is ready to help you get your Smartphone and smart plugs ready. Please call or contact Cook Electric for all of your electrical needs today at 410-266-9040.