A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere

A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere

By Allie Weiss / Photos by Matthew Williams
In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.

Charles Willson travels from his home in Napa, California, to San Francisco and New York City every week for work, but in a way he never really leaves. When he’s across the country or even in the air, a bevy of smart technology systems ping him with updates on his iPhone and iPad. "I’m on a flight and it’s lighting up, saying, hey, somebody’s walking down your walkway," Willson says. He can immediately pull up his Canary or Dropcam cameras to take a look. "It’s probably the UPS man," he says with a laugh. 

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