Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

5 Products That Will Get You Excited About Making Your Home… a Smart Home.

I love building bridges and I know that over the years you have relied on me to share news abut nuestra cultura, educational opportunities and in the last few years… even brands I discover. [Disclosure] I have partnered with Frontier Communications to introduce them to you as a new option for your digital communications needs including Internet, TV and /or Voice including FiOS®. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever dreamed of owning a smart home?

Connected Home80’s babies like me have been dreaming about it forever as we watched movies like Back To The Future and The Jetsons gives a glimpse of what living in the 21st century might look like. Now technology is starting to really catch up and to the biggest consumers smart technology, the millennials it is starting to look much more like Minority Report.

This growing market of smart technology (estimated to be valued at about 49 Billion by 2020) is driven by the quality of broadband internet required to make it all work. The last few months we have been sharing how Frontier Communications has been on the forefront of creating products and services that go beyond simple phone and internet. They are geared towards making your life more supported, connected and protected with services like Frontier Secure.

That said, the foundation has been laid to support customers who are excited about adopting a smart home lifestyle (and all the perks that come with it)


What is a Smart Home?

According to Forbes Magazine “A smart, or connected, home is defined as one where the lights, heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC), security alarm and other household devices can be automated and remotely controlled by a smartphone, tablet or computer. The key drivers in smart home adoption are home security, energy efficiency, entertainment, convenience/productivity, connectivity and health monitoring.”

Frontier Communications Helps You Live Smarter By Integrating The Following 5 Products

Nest Learning Thermostat™

Nest programs itself, so you don’t have to.

Starting at 9900*The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures you like, creates a custom schedule for your home, and turns itself down when you’re away. Once it’s learned your schedule, Nest can save 10–12% on heating and 15% on cooling bills. And if you want remote control, just use your smartphone, tablet or computer. The 3rd generation Nest Thermostat features a slimmer profile, a high-resolution screen that is 40 percent larger, and an updated user interface to make it easier to read temperatures, alerts and messages.(Shipping is via FedEx with 7-day delivery.)

  • Installs easily in minutes and is fun and convenient to use
  • Learns your schedule and adjusts the temperature automatically to keep you comfortable while you save
  • Lets you control everything from your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Features Auto-Away, which selects an energy efficient temperature automatically when you’re gone
  • Displays the Nest Leaf icon when you’ve chosen a setting that saves energy
  • Lowers your AC costs with Airwave, which cuts runtime automatically when humidity is lower
  • Includes an optional monthly mailed Energy Report that gives you the big picture on energy savings

Wi-Fi recommended. Required for remote control, weather info, Energy Reports and software updates. Wireless Security: AES-128, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA/WPA2.


Works with 95% of 24V systems: gas, electric, oil, forced air, heat pump and radiant. Go to to check compatibility and find out if you’ll need professional installation for:

  • Dual fuel systems (heat pump with furnace)
  • Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers

Nest Cam

See your home. Away from home.

Starting at 17900*The Nest Camis designed to watch out for your home and family–even when you can’t. Use Nest Cam as a pet cam or baby monitor. Or just feel better knowing that everything’s OK when you’re away. Stream video securely to your phone, tablet or laptop in super clear 1080p HD. Enjoy added flexibly with the all-new magnetic stand.


  • Programmable to be on/off based on your schedule
  • Set-up alerts for motion and sound detection emailed directly to your phone
  • Talk and listen via the app with a built-in microphone/speaker
  • Advanced Night Vision LED sensors let you see the whole room at night
  • 130° wide-angle view and 8x digital zoom for a closer look
  • Bank-level security on video at 128-bit SSL encryption

Wi-Fi connection required for use. Phone or tablet with iOS8+ or Android 4 or later. A $9 shipping fee will be charged per device. Taxes, minimum system requirements and other terms and conditions apply.

Nest Protect – Wired

The smoke alarm other alarms look up to.

Starting at 8900* Battery version is also available.The all-new Nest Protect thinks, speaks and alerts your phone. The second generation Nest Protect is a Wi-Fi enabled smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that speaks in a human voice, giving a friendly alert before potential danger, and can even message your phone in case you’re not home. It has an industrial-grade smoke sensor, tests itself automatically, and lasts up to a decade.

This is the Nest Protect Wired option that replaces an existing smoke alarm connected to power wires.


  • The Nightly Promise feature shows its sensors and batteries are working with a quick green glow
  • Split Spectrum sensor uses two wavelengths of light to look for different types of fires
  • Hush alarms utilizing your phone
  • Proactively receive alerts on your phone when there’s a problem
  • Nest Protect speak up if there’s smoke or CO and tells you where it is, so you know what to do
  • When you pair the Protect with a Nest Learning Thermostat, it will automatically turn off the gas furnace if the carbon monoxide alarm goes off

Power: Wired. 120V Connector. Three long-life AA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium backup batteries included.

Wi-Fi connection required for use. Phone or tablet with iOS 7+ or Android 4 or later. A $9 shipping fee per device will be charged. Taxes, minimum system requirements and other terms and conditions apply.

SnapPower Guidelight

Yours for only 1500* Buy Now free shippingThe SnapPower Guidelight is a plug-and-play replacement for the standard plug-in night light. It has three LED lights providing ambient lighting at night and turns on/off automatically with a built-in light sensor.


  • Easy to install—no wires or batteries
  • Fits into any décor
  • Seamless design, replacing existing outlet cover
  • Leaves electrical outlets free for use

XY Find It Beacon

Yours for only 2500* Buy Now free shippingThe XY Find It Beacon allows you to find misplaced items quickly and easily. With the XY app, your smartphone senses when the item is nearby or out of range, synching via Bluetooth. You can even send a signal out to make the Beacon beep, pinpointing exactly where you left it. Note: The Beacon is water resistant but should not be submerged.


  • Attach an XY Beacon to help keep track of what mattersmost to you
  • Find lost items via Bluetooth, map the last synced location, and receive out-of-range alerts within 150 feet
  • Includes user replaceable battery that lasts 3 to 6 months
  • Free downloadable XY app (compatible with iOS 7.0+ and Android 4.4+ devices with Bluetooth 4.0)

Connected Home

Live Smarter

A more rewarding way to get the most out of life.

Live Smarter with some of our great digital innovations for the Connected Home from Frontier. We have a variety of products to help you live a more digital life. The Nest Cam Wi-Fi Camera makes it easy and affordable to see what’s happening in your home or small office—even when you’re miles away. The convenient app allows for free live streaming from your smartphone, tablet or computer. The camera is super-simple to set up, and takes HD video on a 130-degree field of view, even at night.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the third generation thermostat. Nest learns about you and your home and programs itself. Installs in 30 minutes or less and can save up to 10–12% on heating and up to 15% on cooling bills. Nest integrates information from its sensors and outside weather to save you money and keep you comfortable. It’s easy to install and can be controlled anywhere from your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Nest welcomes you home.

Our Technical and Customer Support teams are 100% U.S.-based and are available 24/7 to provide assistance and/or answer any questions you might have. Alternatively, you may find helpful information by visiting the Frontier Help Center.

*Internet access service and charges not included. Frontier does not warrant that the service will be error-free or uninterrupted. Nest products: Additional $9 shipping fee per Nest device. Nest products must be purchased with new Internet service or eligible Frontier Secure services. Taxes, governmental and Frontier-imposed surcharges, minimum system requirements and other terms and conditions apply. Nest®, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect, Nest Cam and the Nest logo are trademarks or service marks of Nest Labs, Inc. ©2016 Frontier Communications Corporation


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