Homebuyers are becoming more interested in homes featuring smart features and technology.
Here are a few smart home features to help your home stick out from the competition
Keyless/remote smart door locks
Picture buyers spending a day looking at houses and they walk up the front steps and are greeted with a Smart lock on your front door. It’s the very first thing they see! So, this home immediately sticks out from the others and has a cool, modern smart home tech that 98% of others do not.
If your home is equipped with a keyless/remote entry door lock,you can use an app on your smartphone to lock the door from wherever you are. Some manufacturers make versions that will also send a text or email to your phone when the door opens. Locks that can be programmed with multiple entry codes also allow you to see who comes and goes and when.
Programmable thermostats were just the beginning; today’s home temperature controls are even smarter. Like other smart home features, smart thermostats can be controlled remotely from your mobile device. You can program them to make automatic temperature adjustments and then use your smartphone to override the program like turning up the heat on a particularly cold day. Some smart thermostats learn from household behavior and adjust the temperature to meet your family’s needs and save energy, while others adjust based on the number of people in a room and several can now be operated via voice-controlled virtual assistants.
One of the easiest, most affordable smart home upgrades you can make is to add smart plugs to your home. These Wi-Fi-enabled plugs fit existing outlets and can be controlled from a smartphone app. Plug anything into a smart plug, like lights or a television, and you can turn it on or off remotely, track energy consumption, or even create an on-off schedule.
From lighting automation that allows you to control lights remotely and wirelessly, to energy-efficient LED bulbs that can change color to match your mood and decor, lighting has come a long way. Some smart lights work in tandem with home automation systems to allow you to turn them on or off, or even dim them, from an app on a smartphone or tablet. Others require no communication hub and can be controlled directly from your mobile device. You can also put some smart bulbs on timers (using your wireless device), sync them with certain TV shows or movies, and integrate them with security cameras and thermostats.
DIY security systems
Install-it-yourself security systems are affordable and offer security features like cameras, sensors, motion detectors and alarms or sirens, without the need for a security service to monitor them.
So, For around $1,100- $1,300 you can upgrade your home to be a smart home. Most of these devices can be picked up from your local Home Depot or Lowes and installed the same day!
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