Turning your home into a smart home in today's market can help you home stand out, sell faster, and doesn't cost much to do. Of course, millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but they aren’t the only ones. Even Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives, remember this is the generation that invented the computer technology!
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.
Finding compatible smart home devices is easy. Even the big box home improvement stores carry a wide variety of devices from garage door openers to light bulbs. You can see what devices are carried by checking out Home Depot or Lowes. Also if you are invested in the Echo series (Alexa) from Amazon, they have a lot of compatible devices for the home too.
With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. 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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