What are the Top Trends in Smart Home Technology for Future Homebuyers?
Spectrum Technology Integrators Identifies the Most Popular Features of Home Automation
Building a custom home today is just as much about incorporating plumbing and electrical systems as it is about including whole house audio, climate control systems and lighting control. Builders across the country have taken note that today’s new construction will most often be a smart home, and if you are in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or Deerfield Beach, Spectrum Technology Integrators is here to help.
A national consumer survey found that 46 percent of consumers believe it is important for their current home or next home they purchase to be equipped with home automation. Smart home technology is important to future home buyers not only as a means of enhancing their current lifestyle but also as a mechanism for improving the resale value of their home.
One of the primary benefits of home automation remains the enhanced level of comfort brought to the homeowner. When you think about the possibilities of your home automation system, imagine the everyday tasks that would be made more efficient. According to Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate, “while still a growing trend, smart home enhancements have the potential to increase savings, safety and re-sale value.”
One of the key components to today’s definition of a smart home is the ability to control and monitor essential home functions from a mobile device such as smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world. Young adds that “a smart home is one that is well-positioned for the future and aligns with a growing reliance on mobile technology.”
Safety and Protection
Nearly two-thirds of Baby Boomers have a security system in their homes. While security systems used to be the pioneer technology for integrating a home, a true smart home elevates safety beyond an alarm systems.
While home automation is continuing to rise to top of mind for most consumers, almost half of millennials already have energy management technology in their home. Despite their younger age, this green-minded generation is leading the way when it comes to incorporating automated energy saving technology. Even so, Consumers of all ages see the value add in automating thermostats and including climate controls in their homes.
A smart home automation system can be an all-encompassing entertainment system, an energy-saving green home, or have a focus on remote monitoring and security. Whatever the system, Spectrum Technology Integrators can help incorporate the technology into a new construction, a remodel, or a retrofit, and help you determine the best solution for your space.