Technology Can Enhance Our ‘New Normal’

As we learn to live with a “new normal” that includes social distancing and other safety measures, we can find comfort in being connected to our surroundings through technology, says Charles Zambrano, owner and general manager of EZ Satellite and Wireless, 6239 N. 2nd St., Loves Park.

With Google Nest products, people can control their thermostats, secure their homes without landlines, safely talk to visitors at their doors, learn when packages are delivered, receive warnings from smoke detectors, and enjoy improved and expanded Wi-Fi coverage, which is especially important to those working from home.

“People are not always aware of the great products that are available and how much more in control they could feel and how much easier their lives could be,” says Zambrano.

For example, the Nest thermostat can turn itself down when you’re away and you can control the temperature from your smartphone, whether or not you’re home. The remote temperature-sensing device tells the thermostat which rooms should be at what temperature at various times of day.

The Nest Cam continually records video, sends you phone alerts, provides a three-hour snap shot history and has night vision. This device is perfect for monitoring a certain area inside or outside of your home. And if you want to keep an eye on Mom or Dad, whether they’re home alone or at a facility, you can easily keep tabs on their care and condition.

You’ll never miss a visitor at your door or a newly delivered package with the Nest Hello doorbell. You can check in at anytime to see a live shot of what’s going on at your front door, talk to someone at your door, and be alerted when packages arrive.

EZ Satellite and Wireless also offers customers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor security cameras and installs them. Some automatically send notifications to your cell phone when motion is detected.
For more information on products or to set up an appointment, contact Zambrano by calling (815) 957-4335 or visit ❚