Have you been hearing a lot about smart homes recently, and wondering what all the fuss is about? Well this article might be for you. Keep reading to find out the top 3 reasons to make your home a smart home.

1) It improves your safety

Perhaps most importantly, a smart home system can improve your security, and provide peace of mind. Whether it is a camera system that notifies you of motion outside your home, or smoke detectors that automatically shut off your HVAC system if they detect smoke, there are many ways today’s smart home technology can make you and your family safer.

2) It makes your life easier

In addition to providing increased security, smart home technology can make your life easier. For example, having a smart lock on your front door gives you keyless entry into your home. This allows you to do things like go on a run or a family walk without having to bring your keys. You can also assign a user code to a pet sitter or housekeeper so they can let themselves in and lock up when they leave without needing a key. You can even unlock the front door remotely from your phone.

3) It’s a good investment

In addition to improving your safety and making life easier, smart homes can be a good investment. Studies have shown that smart thermostats can save you 10-20% on your monthly heating and cooling bill, and a recent Consumer Reports study showed that having a smart home can increase the value of your home by up to 5%. On a $300,000 home that is $15,000!

Still not convinced a smart home is right for you, or have questions about turning your home into a smart home? We would love to hear from you. Just give us a call at 214.390.3049.