Increase Property Value with Automation
Whether in expensive or inexpensive housing markets, home and apartment owners are incorporating smart technology into their residences. While some systems can be aftermarket add-ons, savvy developers incorporate these systems from the beginning. These practical applications make residents feel secure, protect assets, and enhance overall wellness.
Rest easy with smart security systems
Security devices such as door stations, surveillance cameras, and motion sensors make residents feel at ease. A truly smart security system can also activate lights, shades, and audio for a whole-home response to deter break-ins. This level of integration also allows the system to mimic an occupied home with lighting and shade patterns while you are away.
Protect assets with life and water safety measures
Smoke, carbon monoxide, leak, and frozen pipe detection are all practical ways to protect both property and the residence as a whole. When smoke is detected, the system can automatically shut off HVAC equipment and notify the local authorities. Forecast shows a drop in temperature? The home knows to adjust to ensure the pipes don’t freeze, or shuts the water off all together. These applications can also save the owner on renters and homeowners insurance rates.
Live a healthier lifestyle with wellness solutions
Wellness is becoming a standard request from clients when it comes to their homes. Indoor air quality (IAQ), water quality, circadian rhythm, and even biophilic sounds are increasing in popularity among residents. Going beyond just filters, smart wellness systems monitor exactly what particulates and pollutants are being removed, and reports these findings to the user. Human-centric lighting, or tunable white lights, mimic the natural hues of the sun to enhance circadian rhythm and sleep patterns.
Smart climate control for comfort and savings
A smart thermostat is another necessity if energy costs and conservation are a major concern. According to the U.S. Division of Energy, the normal U.S. family spends at least $3000 a year on energy bills, with almost half due to cooling and heating. Smart thermostats make it possible for users to remotely manage temperature, or even set it to a schedule. An advanced system also integrates with daily forecasts to ensure an apartment or home is not overheated or over-cooled.
While each of these systems can be implemented independently, they function at their best when integrated and installed by a professional.