Smart Home Share & Learn: SF Explorers

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

Discussion Summary

When asked which smart home devices they have, San Francisco Explorers answer with more than a few of their personal favorites. Although some devices are more sophisticated than others, the reports explain how they are helpful in the home. Mentions include:


Indoor Devices

  • Roomba floor vacuum robot (although Micky had an older version that got 'stuck' and had to be retired)
  • Arlo camera system
  • Wiz App - for lighting control throughout the home
  • Gas stove 'shut-off' device


Outdoor Devices

  • Rainbird programmable irrigation  
  • Ring Doorbell Camera
  • Eve spigot timer for irrigation 
  • Rachio smart irrigation system
  • Garage door open/close app


Other helpful things for Household Reminders

  • Index Cards
  • Alexa Checklist


At the conclusion of the meeting, one of the group expresses her concern that hacking can take place through peripheral devices to gain entry to one's home network/computer system. This turns out to be a common concern among the members. 





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