Making Your Home Smart For The Holidays

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David Weissmann, Public Relations Manager of the North East Market for Verizon Wireless, showcased numerous products that will help make homes more connected and smarter. All items are available at or at your local Verizon store. Remember, they make perfect gifts this holiday season!


  • Experience next–level security with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Get a clear view of your visitors with the 1080HD camera and hold conversations with them using the Ring app. The Ring Video Doorbell gives you an easy and convenient way to look after your home.
  • Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. And when you ask for help, it can distinguish your voice from others in your home for a more personalized experience.
  • Small and mighty. Google Home Mini has the Google Assistant built–in so it makes it quick and easy to get hands–free help around the house.
  • Chromecast Ultra brings Ultra–HD, 4K streaming to your TV, in a simple, compact package that’s easy to install and easy to use. The small Chromecast unit plugs right into your TV’s HDMI port and connects wirelessly to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Use your iPhone, iPad, Android–powered phones or tablets, or your laptop, to play shows, movies, music, and games.
  • Turn your everyday lighting into something special with the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance. More than just illumination, Hue lights can help you set the right mood to suit the situation or make it seem like your home's occupied when everyone's away. With Hue, you can choose soft light for a romantic dinner or bright and cheery tones when hosting a gathering.
  • Make managing your home easier with the Wemo® Mini Smart Plug. Control your lights and appliances right from your smartphone or tablet.
  • The Nest Cam Security Camera lets you keep an eye on what matters most to you, even when you're far from home. Take advantage of 24/7 live video streaming to your mobile device or tablet. Get alerts if something happens and watch the footage of your home live in super clear 1080p HD. Whether it's identifying uninvited house guests or trying to figure out where the dog hid your shoe, Nest Cam helps you capture it all.
  • Control the temperature of your home with a smart thermostat that saves energy and adapts to your schedule. The Nest Thermostat E’s watercolor-like display is pleasant to look at but subtle enough to blend into the background.


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