Smart home technology is highly sought after by buyers looking for their new home. Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but they aren’t the only ones. Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives as well. Remember, 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.
Anyone can easily turn their home into a smart home with very little money. Go to the big box home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes. They both have a plethora of smart home devices compatible with the Siri series or even Amazon's Echo products. 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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