Must-Have Products that Will Turn Your Home into a Smart Home

Posted by Krista Fracke on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 11:16am.

Whether you just purchased your first home in Jacksonville or you are considering selling your home in the near future, turning your home into a smart home should be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, many individuals avoid these simple upgrades for fear of cost or the benefits they actually provide. However, there are several products that can instantly impress, save energy, provide convenience, and won’t break the bank. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is one of the most common smart home features you will find installed in many homes throughout Jacksonville. These devices allow you to cut down your home’s energy usage by scheduling the cooling of your home. Many products can even connect to your smartphone, allowing to control your home’s temperature even when hundreds of miles away.

Smart Carbon Monoxide or Smoke Detectors

With smart carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, you no longer have to worry about searching for a fire or smoke throughout your home. These devices will tell you if any smoke or drastic temperature change is detected in your home and where. All alerts will be sent directly to your smartphone so you are aware of any emergencies right away. You can also be alerted of low batteries, preventing those annoying chirps waking you up in the middle of the night.

 Kitchen Appliances

Smart kitchen appliances are some of the most sought-after smart home products and rightly so. These appliances offer advanced features that create an entirely different cooking, meal, prep, and even food storage experience. Smart refrigerators, for example, can feature built-in cameras, so the next time you are at the grocery store and wondering how much milk you have left in the fridge, you can quickly look at the camera from your smartphone. These built-in computers also allow you to access recipes, listen to music, and many other features to make your entire kitchen experience user-friendly.

 Smart Lock

 A smart lock allows you to open your front door without the need for a key. You can simply enter in a code or even unlock the door using your smartphone. This security tool is gaining popularity, particularly among homeowners who don’t want to keep a spare key hidden around their yard, have guests who frequently need let into the home, or just want to avoid carrying multiple keys. Plus, these locks are aesthetically-appealing so they won’t ruin the curb appeal in your front entryway.

 While there are dozens of smart home products such as lighting systems, smart speakers, artificial intelligence, alarm systems, and more, you don’t have to install all features in your home at once. By starting small, you can create a home environment that you — and potential buyers — will love and without hurting your budget.

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