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We're so fortunate to live in a state with a climate where you can enjoy your backyard during the winter season. The average December high is 66 degrees Fahrenheit, with nighttime lows in the 40's - so it's the perfect time to bring your backyard uP to speed with smart technology. Here are four areas to focus on:
Entertainment. As we know, nighttime temperatures can become a bit chilly in Arizona. The BioLite Firepit can provide the warmth, smell, and crackle of a wood campfire without the smoke. Plus, the BioLite Firepit can also be used as a hibachi-style grill! No longer is there a need to hardwire speakers to enjoy music outside; many rugged smart speakers such as the JBL Charge 4 or the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 can handle some dirt and are waterproof. Also, consider an outdoor television option. Keep in mind, a home TV is not built for outdoor weather conditions, so make sure to purchase a weatherized one that fits your needs.
Eating. Cooking got a lot smarter with Bluetooth thermometers like the Weber iGrill 2. You can find out the temperature of your meat, whether you enjoy it rare or well done, right on your phone app. Also, if you hate cleaning your grill before or after a big cook, the Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot, is a Roomba or self-cleaning device for your grill.
Maintenance. Many Arizonans have a pool, so there are many options for keeping it clean. The cFloat, a smart pool water monitor, shows the water's pH levels, temperature, chemical levels, and your daily weather forecast, all through an app. There are also multiple smart sprinkler options to choose from, so you can water your plants. From the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler to the Elgato Eve Aqua, you can easily schedule and control your sprinkler systems to account for incoming weather. How cool is that?!
Safety & Security. From Ring to Nest to Arlo, there are many options for outdoor security camera systems. Consider night vision and overall home system integration when deciding what is best for your home. For example, a quick and easy solution is the use of smart bulbs, which allow you to brighten your backyard with the touch of an app. You can also install smart switches to control everything from timing to dimming with built-in voice assistance.
There are many great smart tech options to make our homes more comfortable, bring us peace of mind, and makes completing tasks around the backyard more manageable. Plus, these could also make great gift ideas this holiday season!