When you’re building a new home, it’s the perfect time to integrate smart technology. Most of these devices are “plug-and-play” so that you can put them to use at any time, but there are also some that require a little more installation. Plus, if you are building new construction, you have wide open walls and a blank slate, so you might as well get the best smart home possible. Here’s a checklist of the essentials.
Smart Air Conditioning
Start your brand-new HVAC system off on the right foot with smart sensors in your home. There are a number of products on the market today to choose from that allow you to automate the climate control in your home. Plus, they can be controlled remotely, so you can manage the comfort level of your home from anywhere.
Smart bulbs are great, but smart light fixtures are better. These fixtures are a one-time expense and then you can buy standard LED or other bulbs (as long as they’re approved for use in the fixture). You can find these fixtures for every type of lighting, every room in the home, and every style. As with all smart devices, you’ll be able to automate the lighting in your home and control it from anywhere.
Smart Irrigation systems give you control over your garden from anywhere in the world, using an app on your smart device. Depending on the system they can also be expanded to a maximum of 24 stations for even the largest landscape projects. Factoring in smart watering features, these systems can help you save on your water bills too.
Again, you’re going to want to protect your new investment after the work is done. Why not integrate a doorbell camera or other security features into your new home? There are plenty of options for smart security devices that are easy to use and relatively affordable. Plus, your home insurance company will probably give you a fairly decent discount for having added security features in place.
Smart homes are the way of the future. With so many options available, it’s easy to find features that fit into your home design while providing you with the convenience that you want. Add smart home devices to your checklist to make the most of your new home.