5 Smart Home Technology Features Every New Home Should Have

It seems like everything is getting smarter – from phones to appliances to houses. Homes are no longer just spaces; they are intelligently connected environments designed to enhance our daily lives. If you’re building a new home, integrating these five must-have smart home technology features is essential. These additions will not only add a new level of convenience but also redefine the way you interact with and experience your home.

1. Smart Lighting

It’s time to switch away from switches. Smart lighting systems allow you to control the ambiance of your home with just a tap on your smartphone or a voice command. Imagine adjusting the brightness and color temperature of your lights to match your mood or schedule them to mimic natural sunlight throughout the day. Smart lighting not only adds a touch of luxury but also contributes to energy efficiency.

By reducing the brightness when full illumination is not necessary, you can save energy. The same is true when you incorporate motion sensors into smart lighting systems that turn on only when movement is detected in a room. Once the room is empty, the lights automatically turn off. This feature prevents lights from being left on and significantly reduces energy waste.

2. Window Treatment Control

The ability to control your blinds or curtains with a touch of a button brings a new level of convenience to your home. With smart window treatments, you can automate the opening and closing of blinds based on the time of day or control them remotely from your smartphone. This not only enhances privacy but also helps in regulating the amount of natural light entering your home.

As expansive walls of windows become increasingly popular, the challenge of covering them when needed arises. Window treatment control systems are perfect for these situations, offering a convenient way to manage light, privacy and aesthetics with just a tap or a swipe.

3. Music and Audio/Visual Control

Create the perfect soundtrack for every moment with a smart music and audio/visual system. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or relaxing after a long day, having the ability to control music and entertainment systems throughout your home is a simple luxury. Smart speakers, integrated sound systems and home theater setups can be connected as we build your home. When the house is finished, you’ll be able to control the system with just a few taps on your device.

4. Security and Cameras

The safety of your home is paramount, and smart home security systems offer a comprehensive solution. As we design your custom home, we’ll discuss installing smart cameras that not only monitor your property but can also be integrated into your TV, allowing you to keep an eye on different views from the comfort of your living room. Motion sensors, smart doorbells and automated locks add an extra layer of security. You’ll have peace of mind whether you’re at home or away.

The convenience extends to your fingertips through mobile technology. With a home security system, you can track and respond to alerts on your phone. For instance, with a smart doorbell, you can answer your door even when you’re far from home. Many of our clients who spend extended periods of time away from home in Cincinnati appreciate this type of safeguard.

5. Garage Door Control 

Ever left the house wondering if you forgot to close the garage door? With smart garage door openers, that worry becomes a thing of the past. Control and monitor your garage door remotely using your smartphone. This feature is not only convenient but also adds an extra layer of security to your home.

A New Era of Smart Home Technology

Integrating smart home technology into your new home not only adds a touch of luxury but also enhances the functionality and security of your living space. As technology continues to evolve, the possibilities for creating a truly connected and intelligent home are endless. Invest in these smart features, and you’ll be stepping into the future of home living with style and convenience. Contact us today to begin designing and building your smart home.