I’ll admit it; I’m a weather nerd. On more than one occasion I have stayed up way too late to watch a storm coming in. Yes, I get a thrill when I hear that cumulonimbus clouds are heading my way. And yes, I’ve recorded a Weather Channel special once or twice (six times if I’m being honest), but even so, I don’t always have the time to check the local news before I’m off to work. Luckily, whoever created the Smart+ Home Automation control panel was a weather nerd just like me.
Every morning I get up and instead of turning on the TV or flipping open my laptop, I grab my cup of hot chocolate and go check the real-time weather alerts that get sent directly to my control panel. It even sends out severe weather alerts, so right away I know if I need to pack my rain boots for the day or if the area I drive through is flooded.
Let me tell you a story. When I was a freshman in college, I used to roll out of bed at the last possible minute, throw on the nearest clothes, and run out the door. Not once did I think about what the weather was going to be like that day. Big. Mistake. In February of that year, we got a record amount of rain. Without fail, on the days it rained I never had an umbrella. Ever. I spent the majority of that month looking like a drowned rat.
Fortunately, I’ve learned better and thanks to my weather app I’m always prepared. So make friends with your control panel and get the most convenient weather updates sent straight to your house!