Turning your home into a Smart Home can help your home stand out among the other homes for sale in your area. Millennials and Gen Ys are not only the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but they aren’t alone. Even Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives, after all, they are the generation that invented computers!
Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:
Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.
Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.
Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.
Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.
With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. Smart Home devices are easily found, even the big box home improvement stores carry a lot of devices for great prices such as Home Depot and Lowes. If you are already invested in the Amazon Alexa products, you can find a lot of Smart Home devices that are compatible. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home stand out, without too much out of pocket.
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