Ocala, FL (January 15, 2019) – On Top of the World, Ocala’s premier active-adult community is equipping new homes with a smart home package that consists of 10 smart devices that work together to help residents live with ease. The smart devices work with Amazon Alexa to help automate routine tasks, provide more control over the home and allow residents to live a hands-free, convenient life. Whether residents are home or away, they are able to control connected devices in their home.
Residents at On Top of the World with a smart home package will be able to get through daily routines and small tasks without even lifting a finger. The Echo Show is a built-in smart home hub where residents can ask Alexa to show them a recipe, make video calls to loved ones, or see who is at the front door through their Ring Video Doorbell. The Doorbell alerts residents when someone presses the doorbell or triggers the motion sensors. It allows residents to monitor their home around the clock – day or night, rain or shine at home or away. The Echo Spot will give residents the weather, news in a video flash briefing, set an alarm, listen to audiobooks and more. Residents can easily enjoy Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, live and on-demand sports, music, photos and more with the Fire TV.
Instead of having to get up and do small things around the house, Alexa can do them. All residents have to do is ask. “Alexa, set the thermostat to 72 degrees” and “Alexa, turn on the front porch lights” are just two simple commands that Alexa can take of. The package comes with the Ecobee 3 Lite Wi-fi Thermostat, a smarter thermostat that delivers unparalleled value, control and comfort. Residents can save money and energy by controlling the thermostat whether they are home or away. Their Lutron Pico Lighting Remote conveniently controls the lights from anywhere in the room or even from the car as they arrive home.
The more time that goes by and the more interaction there is with Alexa, the more Alexa learns about the user. Alexa can be programmed with routines that make getting up, leaving or arriving home and going to bed as easy as saying “Alexa, goodnight” or “Alexa, good morning” and lights are turned on, off or dimmed and thermostat adjusted. The Lutron Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch gives residents the ability to schedule lights to adjust automatically or create favorite scenes that adjust multiple lights with a single command. It includes geo-fencing to turn lights on/off when residents arrive/leave their home and will even notify them if they have left lights on.
The Smart Home at On Top of the World goes beyond the inside of the home. The Liftmaster® Garage Door Opener is Wi-fi-enabled and allows residents to securely monitor and control the garage door with their smart phone devices. Residents can maintain a beautiful yard all year long without even touching a hose with the Hydrawise™ Smart Irrigation timer. It automatically adjusts watering based on local weather data and lets residents monitor and maintain their yard from their smart phone, even while away.
New homes at On Top of the World now include many ways for residents to live smarter. All of these new devices included in the smart home package offer residents the ease that they need to be the most comfortable in their home; and offers additional peace of mind . With over 60 years of experience developing active-adult communities in Florida, On Top of the World is Ocala’s premier amenity-rich lifestyle community. For more information, call 352-854-3600 or visit www.OnTopoftheWorld.com. On Top of the World is located at 8447 SW 99th St. Rd., Ocala, FL 34481.
About OTOW: On Top of the World Communities, the premier 55+ active adult community in Florida, is an award-winning, family owned building and land development company in Marion County that has provided new homes for more than 50,000 home buyers since patriarch, the late Sidney Colen, founded it in 1947. Today, On Top of the World remains the oldest, privately owned land developer in the state of Florida