Buyers expect smart home technology in their new home

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Buyers expect smart home technology in their new home

By Jana Soeldner Danger. Special to South Florida Home.

Technology that might have seemed miraculous or even like science fictions a decade ago is now among the amenities many homebuyers simple expect. The ability to control functions like lights and temperature remotely from smartphones or tablets, answer the front door from just about anywhere in the world, and check on the outside and inside of a home from work or while on vacation are features more and more individuals feel they should have. 

Builder and developers are taking notice and are including smart features in new homes at just about every price level. “The biggest change is accessibility,” said Peggy Marker of Marker Construction Group in Fort Lauderdale. “I used to be something you saw only in higher-end properties.”

But buyers today also want technology to be simple. No more wrestling with four different remotes or struggling to decipher a complex software program that is supposed to make life easier instead of harder, thank you very much. To help meet this demand, some builders and developers even include a visit to buyers from an expert to explain how a system works.

“People are looking for user-friendly applications that are not complicated,” said Maurizio Pejoves of P&O Global Technologies, Inc in Fort Lauderdale.

Security is a major issue for many homeowners. “New houses are integrating the alarm system with security cameras so everything runs in a user-friendly application on a mobile device or on a computer from anywhere in the world, as long as they have Internet access,” Pejoves said. “Builders are doing the prewiring.”

Security Cameras have come down in price, Pejoves said. “They’re more affordable now, and a surveillance camera can intimidate robbers so they go somewhere else.” Another change: While cameras used to record for two weeks or a month, there are systems now that can record for an entire year, a feature that can be important if there’s a theft, Pejoves said.



Source: Miami Herald



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