The desire for smart home technology has grown dramatically over the last several years. People enjoy the convenience of thermostats that automatically set themselves for comfort and energy savings, as well as homes that can be securely locked up tight at the click of a button.
In 2021, it’s expected that 40% of U.S. homes will be using some type of smart technology, and that number is expected to jump to 57.2% by 2025.
Some home technology, like wiring for an entertainment system, is most easily done when a home is being built or renovations are being done. This allows wires to be discreetly and strategically placed where they need to be and can make smart home systems a seamless integration.
When doing any type of renovation or building of a new home, it’s important to work hand in hand with the builder and electrician. They will be able to tell you at what point in the construction process a tech expert should be called in. They can also give you a heads up about what other things need to be considered specific to your construction project and a tech integration.
Coordinating your tech installation pro with your construction pro ensures a smooth process with as few hiccups as possible.
Popular Options for Smart Home Additions
Having smart home systems installed in your Fair Haven, NJ home not only can improve the convenience, security, and comfort for your family, it can also increase your home value should you decide to sell in the future.
86% of Millennials are willing to pay more for a home that has automated technology features built in.
Some of the other tangible benefits of adding built-in technology features to your home are:
- Home insurance rates are 20% lower on average if a home has a smart security system.
- 57% of people that use smart home devices say they save them an average of 30 minutes per day.
- 81% of home buyers are more inclined to purchase a house with smart technology products included.
When doing a renovation or new build, here are some of the technology additions to consider.
Smart Home Entertainment System
One of the most popular additions, especially since movie theaters have been shut down for a while, is a smart home entertainment system.
Due to the pandemic, many major movie releases are now coming straight to streaming. Having a robust sound and visual experience can make a big difference in how close you can get to that “movie quality” sound in your own home.
When you add a smart home theater setup during home builds and renovations, you can put speakers exactly where you like without worrying about unsightly wires.
Smart Security System
Smart security cameras and door locks that are all on the same system is another hotly requested smart home item. People like ease of use when it comes to a security system, so they don’t have to wonder if the back door is locked when a noise wakes them up at 3AM.
Today’s systems are easily controlled from a smartphone or tablet and allow you to view all your cameras in one place and click to lock or unlock doors individually.
Smart thermostats can save you money at the same time they’re making your home more comfortable. They give you online control of your heating and cooling settings. So, if you’re at work, you can set the temperature at an energy-saving level, then before you leave to come home, simply change the thermostat using your phone to something more comfortable.
Smart HVAC systems can lower energy consumption by as much as 50%, meaning they can pay for themselves pretty quickly and then continue providing more ROI on every monthly power bill.
Another way to save money is through smart lighting systems that can sense when someone is not in a room and turn off the lights. These systems can be used in multiple ways that benefit security and can add some fun to a home.
For example, smart lighting systems can be used for outdoor security lights that come on during preset times or are connected to your overall security system.
Smart lights can also come in colors, so you can have mood lighting when you want it or make your lights “dance” along with your music.
Some systems, such as those that detect smoke or carbon monoxide, can even be connected to smart light systems so that lights shine red if there is a problem.
Call a Smart Home Expert For Your Next Renovation or New Build
Two River Computer has smart home experts on staff that have installed hundreds of smart entertainment systems and other smart home technologies. No job is too big or too small!
Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 732-747-0020 or reach us online.