Smart Technology for Your Home
Smart technology products are a popular trend for homeowners. It seems a new gadget or appliance is on the market every day, so much so it can be confusing as to what makes a product smart, and which ones are worth your investment. If you are planning to sell your home soon, having some smart product updates done can make for great selling points as many buyers are interested in homes with smart tech products. Listed below are some Smart product ideas to consider.
Learning Thermostats: These thermostats are designed to learn your living patterns and then adjust your heating and cooling systems for optimal use and comfort. This is one of the smartest ways to help yourself save energy and money on your utilities. With a learning thermostat you can also control your home’s energy use remotely, often with an app you can download to your phone, a great advantage for when you are away.
Smart Detectors: We all have safety in mind when it comes to our homes. Smoke and carbon dioxide detectors are important tools to have installed to avert the danger of fire or carbon dioxide. There are now two-in-one units available to protect against both fire and carbon dioxide. Some models can even be integrated to work with your learning thermostat. Another smart feature often available is remote control access, a big plus on the desirability scale for smart home technology.
Smart Locking Systems: Home security is one of the latest areas where smart technology has taken off. These keyless locks for your front door can be customized and updated through your mobile phone, allowing homeowners to give access to whom they want, including your realtor® if you have listed your home on the market. These systems allow you to assign a code to individuals, and determine how long the code will work. You can also monitor when your home is accessed through the system so you can know who is there even when you are not.
Remote Control Products: There are a variety of remote control products which you can use to coordinate your smart home products from your mobile phone. But now there are even products that allow you to upgrade your standard electronics to be smart capable. These home automation switches are some of the newest ideas in smart technology products that allow most anything with a plug to be connected to your mobile phone through an app. Still in love with your Grandfather’s old lamp but wish you could remotely turn it on? Now you can.
In-Home Smart Consoles: The more smart technology we bring into our homes, the more important consolidation of these products becomes. With an in-home smart console, you can literally talk to your house, and control all your smart gadgets from one location, or remotely when you are away from home. Whether you want to check on your energy use while traveling, or check the weather before you leave for the day, a smart console makes integrating all your devices easier to manage.
Smart Home technology products are changing all the time. For a great review of some of the best reviewed products, check out CNET’s recent top Smart Products of 2016 list. When you are ready to sell or buy your home, I am here to help with all of your real estate needs. If you’re looking for a warm and engaging professional to help you with the purchase or sale of your home, contact me today at 407-234-5313 or by email: Jeff@JeffRoyle.com.