WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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it's morning in your smart home. You've cho- sen to wake up at 7:00 am. So at that time precisely, soft music begins to play from speakers hidden in the walls, the shades on the windows rise, and the lights slowly turn on, all because you hit the "wake up" icon on your iPad the night before. It seems more like the Jetsons than 2015, but it is happening right now in houses across the country and here in our towns. According to Tim McInerney, director of product marketing at Savant Systems, which provides smart home systems for Elite Media Solutions in Wellesley, "I tell people to go back 100 years when their great grandparents were alive. Not everyone had a bathroom in the house. Now we have complicated water and septic systems that we completely take for granted," he says. "In the next 10 years, we expect to see a sea change in technology, and in time smart homes will seem normal, as normal as having indoor plumbing." 47 w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e K E R I LY M A N writer

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