Smart Features Homebuyers Want in 2017

woman on her smartphoneDigital technology has opened up a world of cost-effective products in the smart home industry. Once upon a time, home security systems and automated home features were reserved for wealthy homeowners. Thanks to wireless technology, smart home features have never been more affordable or easier to install. The following details the top smart features homebuyers want in 2017.

Alarm Systems

Modern wireless alarm systems offer better security and a wide range of additional add-on components that simply weren’t possibly with their wired counterparts. You can control and monitor video cameras, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, light fixtures, thermostats, door and window locks, and more from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You can also arm and disarm your security system remotely.

Solar Powered Technology

Solar powered path lights illuminate walkways and staircases without electricity. You’ll have lighting that turns on at dusk and turns off at dawn without any type of switch or timer. Home solar panels further offset your energy costs while helping combat greenhouse gas emissions. Even if you live in a climate without ample sunshine, most likely you’ll generate enough solar power to supplement your traditional energy source.

Amazon Echo

The voice-activated Amazon Echo is connected to the internet to help homeowners with an extensive range of tasks from answering questions to ordering pizza for delivery. If you have an existing home system, you can integrate the Echo to enable many of the previously mentioned smart home features, such as turning on and off the lights and adjusting the thermostat.

If you’re planning to put your home on the market this year, smart home features are a great investment. Making a few basic improvements and staging your home ensures a quick sale at asking price. For more tips on selling your Woodstock home, contact The Premier Group.