The holiday season is here. If you’re shopping for a tech guru or gadget geek, there are some recent advancements in home technology that may be of interest to you.
In fact, studies show that 46% of consumers say that technology is an important factor in the home that they buy or the home that they live in. Studies also reveal that 94% of homeowners would give up 1,000 square feet of living space for more technology in their home.
So, if you are looking to update your home’s technology, there are four items that I want to bring to your attention today:
1. Smart thermostats. Nest has created a great smart thermostat that analyzes the way you live. This thermostat keeps track of the temperature you prefer when you’re at home and the temperature you prefer when you’re away. Then, the thermostat creates a program to follow to make your home more energy efficient and more comfortable.
2. Security measures. Whether you want to keep an eye on your home or check in on your teenager, you can purchase cameras the size of a pin to place throughout your home. This technology monitors motions, like opening windows and doors, so you can keep track of who is in your home. There are also exterior camera systems available to give you peace of mind at night.
3. Kitchen upgrades. Samsung has created a new refrigerator that tells you when your produce should be thrown away. It can also help you create grocery lists and lets you know how long different food products will last in the refrigerator or the freezer.
4. Control systems. Savant has created some great control systems. There is a scaled-down version that allows you to control your sound system from an app on your phone. Higher-end versions even allow you to control all the lighting in your home, garage doors, and more. Low and high voltage items can be controlled through that system.
These are just a few of the latest technological developments to improve your home. While these items make your home more comfortable, safe, and energy efficient, they also add significant value to your home.
If you have any questions about these new developments in home technology, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would be happy to help you.