Summer Time is Smart Home Time!

April showers bring May flowers and summertime brings new opportunities to enjoy time at home! Whether watching the game on your back patio or learning how to make homemade ice cream, these five new gadgets are sure to be a great addition to your smart home this summer.

Samsung The Terrace


Samsung has outdone themselves yet again with their new best-in-class outdoor television, The Terrace.  The Terrace boasts a whopping 2,000+ nits of brightness on its QLED panel and comes in 55”, 65”, and 75” sizes.  It also comes in a “Full Sun” or “Partial Sun” panel depending on your brightness and durability requirements.  Furthermore, The Terrace comes IP55 rated for weather resistance. So, come rain or shine, this TV will keep guests, kids, or yourself effortlessly entertained.  

WaterGuru Sense

Has that new pool in your backyard become your secret obsession? Are you counting down the days until its warm enough to cannonball in full force? The WaterGuru Sense is a new kind of smart water monitor.  It’s not an ugly water surface ornament, nor does it require a hub to be plugged in inside.  The WaterGuru Sense sits inside the skimmer reservoir and works off an internal WiFi radio to communicate with your smartphone and keep you up to date on the chemical levels of your pool, ensuring you are the true master of your backyard paradise.  Full review here

Arlo Pro4 Spotlight Camera

If you’re planning on taking any trips this summer, be it a weekend getaway or several weeks out of the country, its important to consider upgrading your home security.  The Pro4 Spotlight Camera from Arlo records in 2K, has color night vision, and can communicate with any of your smart home controllers (Apple Homekit, Samsung SmartThings).  Furthermore, it comes equipped to receive voice commands via Alexa, Siri, and Google.  And, by subscribing to an Arlo Smart plan, you unlock access to numerous helpful features like Package Detection.  Full review here.

Whether you plan on spending the whole summer outside by the pool or cozied up inside with your favorite novel, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Ficrest for any and all of your Smart Home needs.