Smart home concept taking off - New York News

Smart home concept taking off

Posted: Updated:
(KMSP) -

Lindsey Peterson-Smiley got her house smart-ified nearly two years ago, and she's been impressed.

A control panel not only runs their thermostat and security system, which are both also controlled by smartphone, which means you can set your temperature and lock your doors remotely too.

The integrated system uses a phone signal, not wi-fi, which the security company Vivint is working to turn into a full-package automated home.

In 1957, Monsanto thought the home of the future was clad in plastic and had a microwave in the kitchen. The home was on display at Disneyland for 10 years.

We never did move into skypods, but the smart home is really taking off. Wi-fi is getting into everything, including the Nest thermostat, which Google recently bought for millions.

There are now smartphone connected garage door openers and internet-enabled refrigerators.

It's not quite the Jetsons, but our homes are quickly getting smarter. Let's hope they don't get too smart.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Crash, semi fire shuts down Interstate 35W at Highway 36

    Crash, semi fire shuts down Interstate 35W at Highway 36

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:19:21 GMT
    photos@fox9.com / Brian Pattyphotos@fox9.com / Brian Patty

    A major accident and semi fire shut down Interstate 35W for more than an hour Friday morning near Roseville, Minn. The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. near the junction of Highway 36.

    A major accident and semi fire shut down Interstate 35W for more than an hour Friday morning near Roseville, Minn. The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. near the junction of Highway 36.


  • Australian Model Posts Untouched Bikini Photo

    Australian Model Posts Untouched Bikini Photo

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:11:46 GMT
    25-year-old Robyn Lawley is embracing health and her curves. She posted this untouched and make-up free picture of herself in a bikini on Instagram.
    25-year-old Robyn Lawley is embracing health and her curves. She posted this untouched and make-up free picture of herself in a bikini on Instagram.
  • Minn. crash victim's 4H friends to show animals at Isanti fair

    Minn. crash victim's 4H friends to show animals at Isanti fair

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:50:12 GMT
    It is said that the true test of friendship is how many people come to help out a person in need, and if that's true, one 4H participant from Cambridge, Minn., just found out he has an entire fairground full.
    It is said that the true test of friendship is how many people come to help out a person in need, and if that's true, one 4H participant from Cambridge, Minn., just found out he has an entire fairground full.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices