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Voice-controlled helpers, usually found in smart speakers such as Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana, are helping us control our surroundings by merely lifting a finger (or just using our voice).
What many consumers may not realize, is that energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are unaffected by being turned on and off.
There will be less need to turn up the thermostat. We can also rely more on natural light for our indoor activities. In Vancouver, there are almost five extra hours of additional daylight between the beginning of March and the end of May.
Security systems are becoming an integral part of today’s smart home, with the latest technology linking locks and video cameras with energy-saving apps. The experts at PC Mag have compiled a list of the best smart home security systems for 2018, many of which are available in Canada.