More homeowners are adding smart technology to their home remodel plans, according to findings by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. What’s driving this trend? Probably the ease and convenience. Smart devices provide centralized, remote access which can save money, prevent property damage and increase home security.
These devices also offer a lot of value to elderly homeowners who want to age in place. According to the Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab, 51 percent of homeowners ages 50 and up have smart technology in their home or want to get it.
For this reason, we’ve created a list of our favorite smart home gadgets which can easily be implemented during home renovation.
Products by Ring and the Nest Hello Doorbell are at the top of the food chain when it comes to smart doorbells. Unfortunately, package theft is prevalent, and homes are no longer secure with just a deadbolt. These smart doorbells help you know who’s at your doorstep before opening the door.
When motion is detected, the Ring doorbell notifies residents and begins recording. Homeowners can choose from several versions and specs, including wireless or wired.
The Nest Hello is available for a slightly higher price point than Ring products. The Hello distinction is 24/7 recording, facial recognition, and 4-D streaming. The camera also provides wider and taller visual capability than its competition.
There are many smart thermostats on the market. The most popular are developed by Nest and Ecobee. These devices allow the user to control the temperature of their home remotely. If you forgot to turn the air conditioner off before leaving the house, you can easily do so from your phone, saving energy and money.
Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
These smart detectors can help save lives or alert you of smoke or carbon monoxide in your house when you are traveling. Some devices also come with programable features that allow you to customize functionality.
Instead of replacing the entire detector, you can purchase smart batteries, which listen for the screech of the alarm. Once an alarm goes off, the smart battery can alert your phone. The smart battery is limited, but it’s a good option if you aren’t ready to replace all of your detectors.
Smart outlets allow you to conveniently control your outlets from just about anywhere. You can easily make sure your curling iron is turned off while you are away. You can also turn off your lamp without reaching for the switch. Smart outlets help you save electricity and they give you ease of access. These devices come in at a variety of shapes, sizes and prices, so you will have to find the one that works best for you.
Swapping your traditional lock with a keyless entry device comes with many advantages. Electronic keypads can be controlled from your phone, allowing you to lock or unlock your door with the press of a button. This provides ease while you are carrying in groceries and eliminates stress when you can’t remember if you locked the door.
These are just a few of the great smart devices many homeowners are adding to their home remodel plans. If you’re curious how you can make the most of a home remodel with smart technology, give us a call at 661-799-8089 or visit our website at www.rgwinter.com.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss making your current home your dream home, or if you have an empty lot where you would like to build a home.
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Santa Clarita construction company Randal G. Winter Construction strives to provide high-quality workmanship using skilled trades-people, up-to-date technology, and superior products. Our company takes into account the customer’s needs, timelines and designs, integrating those elements with our experience and knowledge of construction. Our goal is to build a finished product of which both our company and our clients are proud. We’ve been family owned and operated for over 35 years, and we take great care to treat your house with the respect it deserves.