With the new year just a few days away, we are watching the rise of smart home technology in our local community. From real-time security monitoring to automated sound, temperature and lighting, this sophisticated technology can automate your life! According to Control4, a leading home automation system in our market, 80 percent of today’s home buyers prefer to buy a home equipped with smart technology, there’s good reason to consider taking the plunge.
Let’s review some of the benefits of the Control4 system according to Control4.com:
Convenience- Remote access to systems including heating and cooling systems, intercoms, music and multimedia devices throughout the home. Integrated hard drives allow homeowners to watch video or listen to audio in any room; video intercoms make it easy to communicate with others in the home or visitors at the door. All of these smart home technologies streamline common tasks.
Safety- Smart homes don’t just allow us to avert accidental house fires from unattended ovens. These homes also allow us to keep our loved ones safe. Security systems can be installed that allow owners to monitor the comings and goings of guests and alert you when suspicious activity is detected. Doors can be locked, security systems armed, and cameras monitored from your phone, creating a safer and more secure environment for you and your family.
Family Oriented- For those of you with children, or those caring for elderly parents, these tools can make your life exponentially easier and give you peace of mind. Alerts can be sent to your phone when members of your family leave your house, and you can even keep track of where they go after they leave.
Efficiency- Smart homes offer enhanced energy-efficiency. Lights can shut off automatically when no one is in a room, and the thermostat can be set to let the indoor temperature drop during the day before returning it to a more comfortable level just before residents arrive in the evening. These automated tasks, along with modern, energy-efficient appliances, combine to save on electricity, water and natural gas, thereby reducing the strain on natural resources.
The rise of home automation systems in new construction residences are becoming commonplace. Our striking listing on Pleasant Street in Birmingham features a state of the art, Control4 system. The convenience of audio, visual and security at the touch of a button offers ease when adjusting settings in the brand new 10,000 Sq. Ft. home. For additional details or to tour our listing, please feel free to contact us.