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Class 5.07: Other Internet-Connected Devices

Other devices that may be accessing your home network and using up your bandwidth.

Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants are accessible in your home in the form of smart speakers. Smart speakers are wireless speakers with an integrated virtual assistant that can complete tasks hands free.  The most common and popular Smart speakers are Alexa and Google Assistant.

Smart Thermostats

A programmable thermostat can be operated remotely through your smart phone with an app or through your home’s virtual assistant.

Smart Doorbells

Video doorbells are doorbells with built-in security cameras. They connect to your smart phone so that you can see and chat with whoever is at your door even if you are away from home.

Smart Door Locks

A smart lock is an electromechanical lock which is designed to lock and unlock a door when it receives instructions from an authorized device such as a smartphone.

Smart Bulbs and Lamps

Smart bulbs wirelessly connect with phone apps, or a Smart Speaker. They can Dim the lights. They can be controlled from anywhere, and some even change colors.

Smart Appliances

They tell you when you need eggs or the laundry is finished or even start cooking the steak on your way home.