SMART Home Technology is a Major Sales Driver in Today's Marketplace
In my last post, I talked about Smart Thermostats basics. In this post, we will add another layer to the Smart home and talk about locks.
Last month, the home tech pros from across the US, including myself, were in Dallas for CEDIA. At this year’s Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) show, a few of us had the pleasure of educating a hundred or so real estate professionals from across the Metroplex on how to understand the tech that is selling houses. The message? Simply put, tech sells houses – so they were attending to learn from the experts how to talk about it.
The type of thermostat, how many to buy, and automation options are key elements to consider
As summer comes to an end and we begin to spend more time indoors, many of us are looking to find ways to make our homes more comfortable. One way to accomplish this is through automation and can be as simple and inexpensive as changing the thermostat.
If you consider your thermostat to be something that gets turned up when you’re cold and down when you’re warm, you may wonder why you need a smart thermostat in your home. The answer, it seems, may just come down to dollars and cents. According to Energy Star, a programmable thermostat can save about $180 each year in energy costs. That’s an amount that adds up, even when considering the cost of a smart model.
A smart home can help you have comfort and security
Summer is coming to an end, which means families are gearing up for the school year. With the change in seasons comes a change in your daily routine. Earlier mornings, hectic schedules and to-do lists create added stress and anxiety for parents. Could technology step in and become the solution for streamlining and simplifying your life?
Why you need a Home Security/Surveillance System
With the advancement of the technology and the falling prices of surveillance cameras and other electronic devices, home surveillance systems have become a common household option. Only a few years ago, a residential surveillance system was considered a high tech luxury item, limited to a multimillionaire’s mansion.