Smart Technology Every New Home Should Have

December 18,2018 | By Hillel Realty Group

Smart Technology Every New Home Should Have

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting moments in your life. Whether it is a first home or a forever home, there are so many things to consider such as the neighborhood, design, and floor plan. If that wasn’t difficult enough, nowadays you also have the opportunity to consider smart technology features. To help you navigate the smart home buzz, we’ve put together a list of the six smart technology features every new home should have.

Smart Home Lighting
Lighting is a common concern for new homeowners. Assuring that the home is well-lit when necessary but not to an extreme is often a difficult juggling act. Smart home lighting allows you to control specific bulbs in the house from anywhere. If homeowners are out longer than expected one evening, homeowners can use their smartphones to turn on porch lights. Smart home lighting can also be used if homeowners forget to turn lights off via a mobile app. This feature cuts down on wasted energy and high utility bills.

Smart Home Security System
Home video cameras are the new trending way to secure a home whether you are home or not. Doorbell cameras, outdoor camera, and indoor cameras let you see in real-time what is happening at home. You can also use the features to identify criminals that swipe packages from the porch or break in the back window. There are also sensors that can be installed to detect motion, broken windows, and smoke.

Smart Home Thermostats
A smart home thermostat improves the overall energy efficiency of a house allowing homeowners to automate temperatures for different times of the day. When you are away for the day, the thermostat can automatically adjust down and then back up again right before you walk in the door. Traditional thermostats make it difficult to heat or cool an entire home, but with smart thermostats, additional sensors can be installed on the various levels, so your home is the perfect temperature no matter which room time is spent.

USB Outlets
More and more technology is utilizing USB for charging. USB outlets provide an additional outlet to charge these devices while keeping electrical outlets free for appliances.

Home Automation System
Installing multiple smart home devices creates a need for a home automation system that lets homeowners connect the devices as well as manage from one system. Having an automation system cuts down on owner stress and time involved logging in and out of various apps.

Built-in Audio
Speakers and surround-sound audio equipment can take up much room in addition to creating a fire hazard with the many required electrical wires in one area. Many homes today are installing built-in audio throughout the entire house to minimize on the clutter as well as enjoy audio from anywhere in the house, including the backyard.

Looking for a new home in New York? Contact the team at Hillel Realty for additional information today.