The home of the future is here

August 31, 2017
Lisa Stromborg

Technology is changing the way we interact with our homes and the idea of a smart home is no longer a dream of the future.

Not only do these ‘smart’ technology developments make things more efficient in a home, but they can also help a home owner significantly reduce their electricity and energy consumption.  Regardless of your needs, there is probably a suitable product on the market that can help you achieve your goals.

Think ahead

If you’re building a house, consider implementing smart tech from the beginning. This will help you reduce installation and wiring costs down the line. 

Talk to a professional

Home automation can be a costly endeavour, particularly if you plan on installing wiring throughout your house. Any internal wiring you decide to do should be done by a certified electrician who will guarantee the workmanship and provide you with a warranty.  Here are just some of the ways you can automate your home today:

  • Security

Cameras and motion sensors can be set up throughout your home and accessed through your mobile devices.  These systems will send you an alert if there is ever a security breach, with some devices actually programmed to take photos and/or videos of your intruders. You can set up door and garage locks to open or close as you (and your phone) approach.

  • Lighting

Trying to ward off thieves? Most systems will allow you turn on lights remotely to give the impression that you’re home of an evening. In addition, these systems can allow you to see whether or not you left the lights on after you left for work. You can also install sensor lights that switch on automatically as, and when, they detect activity in a space.

On a budget?

There are several options out there if you have a limited budget. Automating your home will cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand. It will depend entirely on your budget and what’s most important to you.  The convenience and comfort these features bring to the family home could not only improve your day to day life, they are also likely to increase the value of your home should you decide to sell.

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