How a smart home is a safer home – Google Home

How a smart home is a safer home

“Okay Google, tell me a joke”

“Okay here you go, Have you heard the joke about the butter? I better not tell you, you might spread it!”


So jokes may not be a way to make our home “safer” but it certainly makes it happier! Since we were given a Google Home by MoreThan to try, the boys have been really loving the ability to ask questions. Jack (8) spends every evening asking the most obscure questions such as “Okay Google, Where are you from?” and the answer “Google has offices all over the world, but I’m most at home with you in Blighty!” being one of his favourites. It has been useful for those times when the boys and I have been poorly and I have needed to ask about temperatures and home remedies.

As I spend a lot of my time sat in the Kitchen, either cooking or working I figured that this would be the ideal place to put it. Google Home has helped me with baking recipes, setting alarms for cooking and even reminding me of appointments and dates that I had forgotten about! One of the better features is being able to sync with my smartphone. By downloading the Google Home app on my phone it opens up a wealth of different options which makes sure I get the most out of having a little home assistant.

Google home Smart Home

Synching more technology

The Google Home in its own right is a wondrous thing, but what makes it super special is the ability to help control other pieces of tech. By purchasing a Chromecast you can instruct Google Home to play your favourite show or even display your Chrome web browser onto your TV screen.

If you use products from Nest such as their smoke and COalarm then you can use Google Home to connect and control from one device. Use Phillip Hue lightbulbs? Then Google Home can also connect and control them too! There is a whole host of other smart home products and streaming services that you can use which you can find here.

Google home Smart Home

*This is a collaborative post*


    • 20th February 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Seriously, the boy love it! It has been handy for all manner of different things. We are considering a Google Dot for our bedroom next 🙂

  1. 21st February 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Ooooh I have heard great things about Google Home it sounds like it can make any mum’s life a lot easier around the home….I need to get myself one of these!

  2. 22nd February 2018 / 10:41 am

    I love ours too it’s amazing isn’t it. The mother in law thinks it’s too big brother but I love it. Makes things so easy around the house indeed. So chic looking too.

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