There has never been another time in history where we’ve been this close to living in the “home of the future” or a residence that boasts several features that feel like they’re from the Jetsons’ house. Today’s technological advances have made it easy to integrate home automation systems into almost any property. Our Walt Danley Realty team have an insider’s look to why now is the time to consider home automation.
Adds To Your Home’s Value
From security systems to thermostats, wireless locks, lighting control, digitally-controlled smart spa showers, and motorized window treatments, home automation adds value to the luxury home. Not only does it make your life easier while residing in your home, smart technology is something luxury home buyers are expecting when it’s time for you to sell.
Forbes reports that by 2020, more than 30 billion devices will be connected to the IoT (Internet of Things). By 2025, that number will swell to more than 75 billion. The IoT refers to the everyday objects that are connected to the internet. These include home automation like a wireless security camera or entry system.
Enhances Your Lifestyle
The right home automation enhances your lifestyle, allowing you less work and hassle with daily tasks. A keyless entry system, for example, eliminates those frustrating minutes spent searching for misplaced house keys and lets you create virtual keys for guests as needed. The August Smart Lock mounts over the existing deadbolt for keyless access and remote entry control. Automate the window shades with Lutron’s Serena Shades, named a best smart home device by CNET. They can be controlled remotely through an app, great when you’re home or away.
Programmable thermostats have long been an eco-friendly and money-saving choice for homeowners. Consider opting for smart tech like the Nest or EchoBee3. Both can be controlled remotely from your smart devices and use sensors to monitor and adjust the temperature accordingly without you having to program it like the older thermostats. This allows for more efficient heating and cooling, which can lead to lower utility costs.
At Walt Danley Realty, we can help you find the home of your dreams, complete with home automation systems. Contact us today and let us know what’s on your must-have list for your smart home.