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Sandra Polvi

Sandra Polvi

Just a simple girl, living in a #smarthomeworld.


Sandra is an expert in smart home tech and blogs about easy ways people can begin making their home automated. You can follow her on Twitter too. 

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Wedding Season Gift Guide

Wedding Season Gift Guide
They’re dropping like flies. All your friends are doing it, taking the plunge into the institution of marriage! It’s time to dust off that suit or dress that you will wear multiple times over the next few months to wedding after wedding. Of course, that also means you’ll need to do some serious gift-giving. But what do you get for someone whose registry has already been purchased? Or someone special for whom a “traditional” registry gift just won’t do? After all, how many dish sets and towels does someone really need? Enter the gift of the s...
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Do I really need to know every movement in my home?

Do I really need to know every movement in my home?
No, you don’t. But you probably want to know most of them. Wouldn’t you want to know if someone has come by your house a few times while you’re at work or on vacation - and who they are? Don’t you want to know if the door was left unlocked or the A/C was left on? By having this intel as to what is going on in your home, you can save energy and make sure your home is safe. Even if you don’t have children or pets, there are still a lot of benefits a smart home can provide. More specifically, many smart home devices can provide you with the greatest benefi...
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Your First Smart Apartment

Your First Smart Apartment

Your First Smart Apartment
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the term papers and the finals, and managed to graduate from college. The world is your oyster (at least that’s what your commencement speaker said). On to being a professional and landing that job you’ve trained for. And what’s the best part of it all? Moving into your own apartment and paying your own bills. Wait, that can’t be right. Independence, we mean, independence. Along with this independence comes your very own apartment that you get to decorate any way you like. Lucky for you and your limited disposabl...
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Mother's Day - Shower Your Mom with Smart Home Tech

Mother's Day - Shower Your Mom with Smart Home Tech
If your mom is like most, she wants to know what is going on in the house when she isn’t there. That’s why smart home technology was literally created for her. So for Mother’s Day, why not introduce your mom to all the control, convenience and, of course, security that the smart home can provide? Start with a Z-Wave hub/controller, and then add as many devices your mom can use! Security cameras are a great place to start. These multi-purpose devices aren’t just for intruder alerts anymore. There’s a wide array of cameras that, when positioned...
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Simplify your morning with an Automatic 'Off to Work' Activity

If you’re able to get out the door in the morning without rushing, we salute you. We should probably take some lessons from you. But the rest of us, we usually do about twenty-six things as we leave for work each day and probably forget another two in our hurry. Some of them can’t be done once we’re gone. If the thermostat’s not adjusted when we leave, then the house isn’t saving energy when we’re not there. This is a problem. But with Staples Connect, you can automate things like this and not have to worry about missing something again. To make this ac...
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