The demand for custom homes has increased significantly over the past couple of years. Thanks to ever-developing technology, the dream of a smart, custom home has become a reality. Such homes consist of a wide range of devices that can connect to a central network. These devices function independently and can be controlled remotely. For instance, devices like smart locks, security cameras, air-conditioners, lights, TVs, etc. make up a complete custom home today. Here are some of the technologies that make living in a new custom home easier and should be considered when building a custom home.
Smart or automated lighting can make your life easier and safer. You can program the lights to turn on and off at specific times (or control them remotely). Thanks to this technology, you don’t have to arrive at a dark house even when no one else is present in the home. And if someone forgot to turn the lights off when they leave for an evening out, you can control them remotely. These lighting systems can be integrated with music systems; so the lights can provide colors and music to match your mood. If no one is home; you can randomly switch on and off lights so outsiders may think that someone is at the house.
Having multiple spare keys to your home makes your home vulnerable to threats. With multiple keys floating around with friends and family, it is hard to specify someone responsible for an incident. However, you can eliminate this scenario simply by integrating a smart lock. These locks can be controlled via your smartphone even when you are out of town – no more lockouts for you or your family members.
Smart Security Cameras
Modern smart security cameras can be controlled and observed remotely. You can use your phone, tablet or laptop to see what’s going on in your house when you are not at home. This technology is an excellent way to reduce burglaries. After a burglary, you can take immediate action with the video footage to identify the intruder. These cameras can send you text messages when they are triggered by motion in the house.
Smart Heating & Cooling
Save energy by adjusting the thermostat when you are not home. This automatic adjustment can even be programmed to be done when you close and lock the doors. When you are returning home, the temperature can be readjusted to be at your comfort level when you arrive.
Many automated features can be added to custom homes today. Before building begins discuss the options with your custom builder to see which features are right for you.
For more information, contact Grayson Homes at 919-578-6222.