Here at Ezlo, we are often fond of saying that having a smart home is less about what you can do with it, and more about what it can do for you! Even if your are brand new to smart homes, you’re probably already aware you can open a smart door lock with your phone or ask Amazon Alexa to turn on the hallway lights, but the true magic of your smart home lies beyond the one-off connections. To get the most out of your smart home, you want the ability to tailor your home experience around your habits, personal preferences, and daily routines. This is where MeshBots come in. Building on the concept of smart home ‘Scenes’, MeshBots take home automation to another level.
A smart home ‘scene’ is simply a combination of smart home controls saved under a unique name for a specific time and date, or action. Scenes allow you to customize the sequences of technology in your home and tie them together to create a unique experience. What makes MeshBots even more powerful than common smart home scenes is the types of integrations available, the power of our editor, and the logic applied to improve your smart home experience.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a sample of our favorite MeshBot automations for you to try throughout the day to make your Ezlo home even more comfortable and convenient.
Start the day right
Ease your way into the day by having your home wake up before you do. Taking advantage of smart devices like connected blinds or shades, a PlugHub, and smart lighting, you can create a MeshBot automation to have your Ezlo gently prepare you for your day by slowly raising the bedroom shades, turning on the kitchen lights, and starting your coffee pot. An example of how this would look could include creating a MeshBot that uses a sunrise schedule as a trigger to turn on your coffee maker via an Ezlo PlugHub, slowly raise your smart sunshades to 50%, and turn your smart bulbs to ON.
Off to work
Similar to the above, make leaving your house a breeze by triggering the lights to turn off, making sure the coffee maker is off, your garage door is closed, and your thermostat is adjusted, all by simply locking your front door. We all have a lot to do in the mornings, especially if you have kids. Make it easy on yourself by building an automation to securely shut your house down by using your smart door lock as a trigger.
Pro tip: You can configure Alexa or Siri to run the MeshBot automation for you. “Alexa, I’m heading out!”
A warm welcome
There’s nothing more comforting than coming home to a warm, well-lit house. A creative MeshBot automation that we love is using the geofencing feature of MiOS to trigger the following actions: Turning on your interior lights, opening your garage, setting your thermostat, and disarming your smart security system before you even pull in the driveway. Welcome home!
Pro tip: Users have also included a PlugHub tied to a radio to have music playing when they enter their home!
A relaxing evening
Winding down for the evening is an important part of recharging. One idea to take advantage of this time is to build a MeshBot automation that includes the sun setting as a trigger. When this event happens, you can dim your smart lights inside, activate your string lights on the patio, lower your smart shades, check your window sensors, and activate your smart door locks. Know you are ready to kick back and enjoy the newest show on Netflix.
Ready for bed? Make shutting down your home easy with voice commands. Because the MiOS platform can integrate anything and automate everything, you can take advantage of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to simply say, “I’m going to bed”. This can then trigger a complete home check: locks, sensors, lights, and temperature. This makes it incredibly convenient to hit the pillow with total peace of mind that your home is safe, secure, and comfortable.
This list just scratches the surface of what you can achieve with an Ezlo home. With MiOS and MeshBots, your only limit is your imagination.
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