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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home for Pennies


Turning your home into a Smart Home can help your home stand out from the other homes for sale. It's not just the Millennials and Gen Ys that desire a home with smart home technology to keep secure and connected, it's even the Baby Boomer generation that looks for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it! Remember it is that generation that invented computers as we know them today!


Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:


  1. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.

  2. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.

  3. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.

  4. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.


If you are looking for Smart Home technology, you can go to the big box home improvement stores such as Lowes or Home Depot, as they both carry a lot of compatible smart home devices. If you are already invested in the Alexa series from Amazon, they also carry a plethora of compatible devices. My personal favorite is the garage door. It's the garage door where a large percentage of home invasions occur from.


With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home memorable, without too much out of pocket.


For more home improvement ideas go to my webpage and download my ebook on Home Improvements. Give me a call to get you started!

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