How Smart is Your Home?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Brockway Realty, LLC TREC: 0424566

You know how they say there's an app for that? Well, how about an app that controls most of the functions in your house? When it's time for bed and you need to turn off all the inside lights, set the air conditioner and turn off the pool lights, why not pull up your smartphone and do it remotely? Or say you are in London on business and you want to give the impression that you are home. Just go to your smartphone, pull up an app and set the timers on your lights to go on and off at specified times. Or you are working late and you want your neighbor to go inside and feed your dogs. The solution? Pull out your phone and with a click, deactivate your alarm and then reset it after your neighbor leaves.

I learned all of the above and more during a conversation I had with Josh Roy at the latest Whispering Lakes Ranch HOA meeting. Josh is a Whispering Lakes Resident and Account Executive at Multimedia Visions covering the Greater Houston, including League City and the surrounding Clear Lake areas. He clearly is a guru in his field. After he explained these cool smart-home solutions, he discussed what he had done in the home of a fellow neighbor and also what he had created in his own house and outdoor pavilion. Pretty impressive stuff. The company also provides sophisticated business solutions as well. As a matter of fact, Josh has consulted with the Whispering Lakes Ranch HOA board to provide enhanced security systems at the community. If you ever want to revamp or upgrade your home or business technology, you need to contact Josh at


Comments (4)

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

Technology in the home both intrigues me and scares me at the same time. Hackers are more prevelant than every now and if your home is connected to wireless devices and web based apps it is just as vulnerable to being hacked as your home computer is.

Oct 18, 2014 12:51 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

James - These are very helpful list of great tips on the latest smart technology in a home.

Oct 18, 2014 06:08 AM
Mary Beth Bellomo
Rock Hill, SC

awesome technology tool ! thanks for sharing

Oct 21, 2014 01:37 AM
James Brockway
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

Good point Nicole.  Hopefully these companies have built in controls to prevent this.

Oct 29, 2014 11:09 PM