Spring has sprung, which means we’ll see a lot more homes pop-up on the market for sale. One surefire way homeowners have worked to increase their home’s value over the years has been to update their kitchen and bathrooms. However, a lesser-known tactic that can also help lend a hand to increasing your home’s value when it comes time to sell is adding smart home devices.
According to Alarms.org, 81% of buyers indicate they’d be more opt to buy a home if smart home products were already installed.
If you’re looking to increase your home’s value, here are the top smart home devices homebuyers are craving to have in their next home.
Automated Security Alarms
70% of users indicate wanting their smart home security system to cooperate with other smart products in their home, states Alarms.org. Based on this information, it comes as no surprise that one of the top smart devices homeowners would like included is an automated security system.
Master control panels can connect with a variety of smart home devices including locks, lights, garage door openers, and more using Z-Wave technology. Whether at home or away, easily obtain control of your security system and other smart home devices remotely.
Your front door is one of the most frequented areas in your home and is worth investing in. While it may seem that a lock’s only purpose is to lock and unlock a door, a smart lock serves many purposes. When connected to a smart home security solution, a couple of these conveniences include:
- Automating multiple smart home devices to turn on or off at the same time you lock and unlock your door. For example, as soon as you unlock your door, your security system would disarm and your home’s lights would turn on.
- Create temporary user access codes. Even if you’re not home you can still let visitors inside remotely. Each time a visitor enters and leaves your home, you would receive a real-time notification on your smartphone. Lastly, your door would automatically relock and your security system would rearm after your visitor leaves.
A highly versatile product, smart lights add an extra layer of home security and can help curb energy costs. Because smart lights can easily be synced within the overall ecosystem of your smart home security solution, you can give off the appearance that you’re home by setting schedules for when your lights should turn on and off. You’ll also never need to worry again if you or your kids shut the lights off after leaving your home. You can customize and enable event triggers so that when your front door shuts, your lights turn off too.
This Spring, make your home the smartest house on the block. Adding smart home devices is a simple way to help your home stand out while also drawing interest from a market heavily interested in having a smart home solution already installed in their next home purchase.
If you’d like more information on how to transform your home into a smart home, contact our team for a free smart home security consultation.
Source: Home Safety and Security, National Council for. “Smart Home Statistics | National Council For Home Safety and Security.” National Council For Home Safety and Security Smart Home Statistics Comments, 2018, www.alarms.org/smart-home-statistics/.