4 Trending Smart Home Features That Might Catch Buyers’ Attention And Help Sell Your Home Faster

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 2019


  1. Keyless/Remote Entry Door Locks

Have you ever left the house and worried that you left the front door unlocked? If your home is equipped with a keyless/remote entry door lock – available from multiple manufacturers – you can use an app on your smartphone to lock the door from wherever you are. Some manufacturers make versions that will also send a text or email to your phone when the door opens. Locks that can be programmed with multiple entry codes also allow you to see who comes and goes and when.

  1. Smart Lighting

From lighting automation that allows you to control lights remotely and wirelessly, to energy-efficient LED bulbs that can change colour to match your mood and décor, lighting has come a long way. Some smart lights work in tandem with home automation systems to allow you to turn them on or off, or even dim them, from an app on a smartphone or tablet. Others require no communication hub and can be controlled directly from your mobile device.

  1. Smart Plugs

One of the easiest, most affordable smart home upgrades you can make is to add some smart plugs to your home. These Wi-Fi-enabled plugs fit existing outlets and can be controlled from a smartphone app. Plug anything into a smart plug, like lights or a television, and you can turn it on or off remotely,  track energy consumption, or even create an on-off schedule.

  1. Temperature Controls

Programmed thermostats were just the beginning; today’s home temperatures controls are even smarter. Like other home features, smart thermostats can be controlled remotely form your mobile device. You can program them to make automatic temperature adjustments and then use your smartphone to override the program like turning up the heat on a particular cold day. Some smart thermostats learn from household behaviour and adjust the temperature to meet your family’s needs and save energy, while others adjust based on the number of people in room. And several can now be operated via voice-controlled virtual assistants.    

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