With technology becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, it makes sense to bring your new custom home in line with the 21st century.
A smart home is a home that incorporates devices into your house that connect via WiFi, Bluetooth or similar technologies to control the utilities and appliances in your home, either through your mobile device or a designated hub within your home.
So, what are some of the exciting technologies you can add to your new custom home?
Smart Safety & Security
This is a great place to start if you’re looking to create a smart home. Looking after the well-being of your home as a whole first and foremost will protect your investment into the future.
Smart Smoke Detectors
By having a smoke detector that you can control with your phone, you can easily determine when batteries need changing and will be alerted if there is a fire within your home even while you’re away. Not only can you be alerted if there is a fire, but if you’ve simply burnt your dinner, you can easily turn your alarm off with your phone while you shoo the smoke away from your home; no more going deaf while you clear the air just around your smoke detector.
Smart Water Leak Sensors
While ordinary homeowners won’t notice water leaks or mould inside their homes until they can physically see the evidence on their walls, owners of smart homes that have incorporated leak detectors will be notified of a leak as soon as a problem occurs.
Beef up the security of your home with smart lock features, external cameras & video doorbells. These included features for your smart home security ensure you always know who’s approaching or around your home, while also recording any suspicious activity you can review or provide to the proper authorities later. Nothing is better than sleeping easy knowing your home is secure.
Air Flow – Heating & Cooling
Coming home to a cool house on a hot day is the ultimate luxurious feeling, and now that this can be controlled by your phone through your smart home system, you don’t have to waste energy throughout the day to make it happen. By adding smart air conditioners, smart thermostats, smart vents, ceiling fans, and whole-house humidifiers you can have the ultimate control over the temperature and airflow within your home.
Being able to control the little and big things within your home is the greatest advantage of owning a smart home. The list of appliances that can be added to your smart home system to create extra ease and comfort is long. These can include:
- Vacuum cleaners
- Electrical sockets
- Water temperature
- Garage Doors
- Air Purifiers
- Home Intercom Systems
If you’re looking to build your custom home with any of the above smart features in mind, then the Woodford Homes team is the custom builder for you.
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