Saturday, 16 December 2017

7 Smart Home Devices That Increase Home Value

Written by Posted On Friday, 24 November 2017 23:02

Did you know that increasing the amount of smart home and security devices in your home can increase its value by at least five percent? That’s right, not only can smart home tech make your house more efficient to live in, but it can also make it safer and more profitable. In fact, here are seven smart home gadgets you can put in your own home to increase it’s overall value today.

1. Smart Lock

A smart lock can make your home more secure and allow for easier access, including friends and family. No matter how far you are from your own front door, you can have full control of it via an app on either your smartphone or tablet. Although it may seem strange at first to go keyless, but it’s worth it for the added convenience and security.

2. Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats have been around for a number of years, but newer ones take all the hard work of managing the temperature in your home. Even if you’re away on vacation or at work, your smart thermostat will know how hot or cold the rooms in your house should be. Most smart thermostats start around the $200 price point, but you can expect an average savings of nearly $175 a year. When it comes to selling your home, it’s a well-worth investment.

3. Smart Lighting

Believe it or not, according to Energy Star, the lighting in your home accounts for up to 12 percent of your home’s yearly energy bill. Now, this may not seem like a large amount at first, but it adds up every year. Using smart lighting technology can help reduce your bill and offer you better control of your home.

New smart home lighting sensors can indicate which lights in your home need to be turned on and off while helping you conserve energy. This is especially helpful if you forgot to turn off your lights in a rush to leave for work. Smart home outdoor lighting systems also serve as security measures for your property as well.

4. Smart Smoke Detector

One of the most crucial smart home technology gadgets to invest in are smart smoke detectors. Not only can they help you save five percent on insurance premiums, but they can also protect you from hazards in your own home. This includes protecting you from smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide. Smart smoke detectors can alert you of poor air quality and other health dangers via notifications sent to either your smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, or laptop.

5. Wireless Security System

Installing a wifi enabled security system in your home can not only increase your property value but also lower your insurance premiums and give you better piece of mind. Depending on the security system you purchase, your system could include alarms, a door camera, remote monitoring, ability to contact police or the fire department, and more. Plus, you can control these systems with an app that allows you to view live stream video of your home and even more.

6. Wi-Fi Enabled Garage Door Opener

Though wireless garage door openers have existed for a long time, wifi enabled ones are a fairly new advancement. This sort of garage door opener allows you to monitor and control your door from anywhere, simply by using your smartphone or device. There is no need to carry around your garage door opener anymore.

Plus, the garage door controller app can send you notifications to alert you if your garage door has been left open. You can also determine who has access to your garage door. Additionally, the app can let you know when your door is used. Many garage door openers also come with cameras which allow you to monitor your garage in real time and view live video streaming.

7. Smart Sprinkler System

If you live somewhere that you need to water your lawn regularly, consider investing in a smart sprinkler system. These devices can save you a lot of money and effort. You can program the sprinkler system to water your lawn automatically and adjust depending on the weather and the season. The system can be controlled via your computer or smartphone.

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