Time is Relevant
Now and then I like to write a little something about smart homes from my personal experience.
Twice every year we are perplexed with the idea of moving clocks ahead or behind their time. We call this Daylight Savings time and it was implemented to give farmers an extra hour of daylight at certain times of the year. Never the less, I miss one of the clocks that needs a time change However, I use a few smart devices at home and I haven’t noticed any wrong times so I think everything has synced automatically.
Something that didn’t update was the time in my car. It seems that out of all of the bells and whistles my car maker installed in my car, a clock that automatically updates itself when DST begins and ends got left off the list. It might just be that I don’t have the radio set up properly too, so I just manually change it.
As for Smarter Homes of Austin, they install only the best of the best. Every
RTI system comes pre-packaged with a world clock. The system uses real-time weather and time data gathered from area news and information outlets. So date and time are always the most recent information.
Fall is the time change that is most welcome, a chance to reclaim that lost hour we traded for summer warmth and sunlight evenings. With the colder weather now on its way, and the sun setting even before we arrive home from work, it’s easy to let schedules slip a bit. Smart devices, however, have a few tricks that can help you stay on track.
Don’t let the darker hours get to you. Here are some ways to use existing smart gadgets you may already have to keep your smart home running like clockwork even when the nights seem longer.
Smart assistants can remind you
Ask Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa to tell you when it’s time to set the clocks back an hour. Just tell her, “Alexa, remind me that daylight savings time is November 4.” She’ll alert you so you don’t wake up too early the next day, or miss an appointment.
Siri can do the same — asking her will add the note to your reminders feature. Google Assistant is also capable by just asking the A.I., “Hey Google, remind me to set my clock back an hour on November 4.”
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