In the last few years, homeowners have become more and more interested in including all the technology possible into their custom homes. The concept of smart homes has become more accessible too, and it represents a very interesting investment to make for your new dream home or if you are building to sell. A smart home includes any item, gadget or appliance connected to the internet; homeowners can interact and control these items using the internet or their smartphones.
Sunset Homes provides guidance on this topic to its homeowners, and in our latest project we have included smart home items, you can check more about it here, and you can check out the progress of this project every Tuesday on our Instagram account.
There is a great variety of smart home products for controlling your lighting, thermostat, security, appliances, and sound systems. Thinking about all these options, we have selected the top smart items you could include in your new custom home in 2017.
Get freedom from keys
Forget about losing your home keys; smart locks are an interesting option to avoid having multiple home keys. There are many kinds and brands of smart locks, and they are quite accessible. You can connect your locks to your phone and grant permanent and temporary access to your home with anyone you choose to. Among the many options available, August and Schlage Sense are the most well-known, they are both compatible with smartphones and Apple watches as well as with complete smart homes systems such as Apple Homekit or Amazon Alexa.
Control your lights
Smart bulbs, or smart lighting, is a new concept of bulbs that are designed for energy efficiency; they include automated controls that can be programmed to adjust according to the time you are at home or the amount of daylight. You may find these smart bulbs in white and other colors, although they are more expensive than regular bulbs, they last longer and are energy efficient. You don't need special wiring for your smart bulbs so you can change into this technology anytime. Finally, you can choose a smart bulb that has an advanced feature to be configured with other smart items such as your smart lock, music or alarm systems.
Smart Security System
Your home security can now be wireless and connected to your phone as well. The Smart Security kits are still a new development. This option could be less expensive than a traditional security system, and among the advantages it can provide, you don't need professional monitoring and can have it configured in your smartphone as well.
Are you ready to build your new custom dream home and add Smart Home technology? Contact Sunset Homes today; we are proud to be Calgary's bespoke home builder. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.
Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
Among the many items and gadgets, we have listed adding smart locks, smart bulbs, and a smart security system to your home as the most beneficial. They will make your life easier keeping you informed, connected and allowing you to customize your home technology to your needs.