Getting Started

Here are some products that you can buy to get started.

Need help with installation or how to use these products? Setup, installation, and training is available in Eastern Iowa for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and surrounding areas. Contact us for more information.

Philips Hue Starter Pack

Philips Hue bulbs require a hub, so this is a perfect starter pack since it includes a hub with two light bulbs. 

Works with Google Home, Amazon Echo Dot (see below), and Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo Dot

An easy to install and setup voice assistant, Echo Dot is a small device with a basic speaker. If you want better sound quality, you should upgrade or have compatible speakers that the Dot can connect to. This device responds to "Alexa". Combine with the Philips Hue starter pack above, and you can say "Alexa, turn on the living room lights." (for example).

Nest Learning Thermostat

Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Monitor and control your thermostat from anywhere (work, vacation home, etc.) using the Nest mobile app.

Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

This outdoor security camera is built for the weather. It includes a 1080p camera, a microphone, and speaker which allows you to hear and speak through the Nest mobile app from work or wherever you are. Set security "zones" so you can get notifications when movement takes place outside.