At Compass Homes, we build houses with “More Thought Per Square Foot.” This is not just a motto, but the foundation of the home building experience at Compass Homes. Our award-winning designers bring endless creativity to each project, and we are continuously pushing ourselves to design spaces that are creatively efficient and that can grow along with your family.
To our clients, living in a home built with more thought per square foot means you’ll be living in a home that makes your life just a little bit easier. Smart homes are becoming the norm because the latest technology is both powerful and convenient. Not only are people retrofitting their existing homes with smart technology, but they are designing brand new homes with built-in smart home devices.
What is smart home technology?
Also known as home automation, smart home technology allows you to automate nearly every aspect of your home through the use of technology. In a smart home, these high-tech devices are connected by Wi-Fi and allow you to control them with a smart home manager app on your smartphone, tablet, or other smart devices.
This means that you can control things like the lighting, garage door openers, door locks, security systems, kitchen appliances, thermostats, and more remotely on your phone from anywhere in the house—or anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection.
What are the benefits of smart home technology?
Although it is important to consider the costs associated with smart home technology, including installation, monthly monitoring fees, etc., it’s expected that smart devices will continue to gain popularity because they simply make our lives easier.
- Convenience and ease of use – Smart technology gives homeowners remote access to everything from window blinds to heating and cooling systems, intercoms, music, and multimedia devices throughout the home. Smart devices give us the ability to control home appliances and systems with our voices and movements, and as the technology has become more intuitive, it can even anticipate and react to our patterns and preferences.
- Keep an eye on your home – Security is at the core of why many people choose to incorporate smart home technology. From Wi-Fi-equipped smoke detectors to plugs with auto turn-offs, doorbell cameras, and flood sensors, smart home devices allow you to know what’s going on in your home – even when you are not there – and quickly respond to the unexpected.
- Enjoy energy efficiency and savings – If making your home a bit “greener” is important to you, consider it one of the top benefits of smart home systems. Smart thermostats and smart lighting can help you use energy more efficiently by automatically adjusting or switching off when not needed. Many devices have energy monitoring built into them, making you more aware of how much energy is used by your lifestyle and habits. By using less power, you’ll benefit by reducing your monthly energy costs (not to mention the environmental impact).
- Consider it an investment – Smart home technology can save money on utility bills, provide peace of mind, potentially save money on your homeowner insurance, and even increase the market value of your home. Homes with automated systems have the potential to sell for a bit more than comparable homes with conventional technologies and can help to attract possible buyers in the future.
Designing your new home with smart home technology
It can be much easier to design a smart home when you are building a new custom home from scratch because you can coordinate all your devices, services, and providers from the beginning for the best overall smart home experience.
The number of smart home devices on the market has grown exponentially. Before you build a smart home, you will want to do research to decide which company’s products you like best since you will need to choose devices that are compatible with each other. Another important thing to consider are the security ratings and features of the devices.
We seek to be the home builder of choice in Central Ohio and believe that our unique process, commitment to continuous improvement, and desire to balance efficiency, livability, and details in our homes make us just that. More importantly, we want to be your home builder of choice, and look forward to working with you to create your forever home. Contact a sales associate to get started!