Times are changing… and people are looking for homes that will offer the utmost convenience in just about everything.
In an age of instant gratification, being able to control your home at the touch of a button is an important investment to consider. Making upgrades to your HVAC, lighting and security systems so they can be controlled remotely can be a huge benefit to you in the long run. Typically, they make your home more attractive to potential buyers, too.
While there are a multitude of possibilities in home automation, being without the essentials could cost you.
Essentials in Home Automation: What Buyers Want
Having the ability to control the temperature of your home while you’re away can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs. Turning the heat up minutes before you arrive home is a smart way to ensure cost savings. Smart thermostats can connect to your Wi-Fi and be controlled through applications you download to your phone.
Being able to power the lights on and off remotely is another amenity potential buyers are looking for. As lights are still an important security measure, controlling them from far away can put a homeowner’s mind at ease. The days of leaving the same light on, while on vacation for a week, are over. Having a smart lighting system allows you to turn lights on or off and/or dim them with a Wi-Fi connection and an app.
With so many features of app enabled security systems, it may be difficult to choose what is best for you. App-enabled home protection can come in many varieties and options for inside or out. If you want to monitor just the front entry, you could get a wireless doorbell/camera combination. These doorbells are available with 2-way answering capability and wide angle panorama views, so you can always know who is at the front door. If you are looking for total home security system, where you can see inside or out, there are systems out there. Monitoring your home has never been so easy. With just an app and the touch of a button, you can check on your house or pets and see how things are going.
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