Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re building your smart home, you may be overwhelmed with the sheer number of desirable features you can include. It’s easy to start setting your connected home when you know where to begin!
Consumers rated these at their most wanted smart home features:
- Smart Kitchens—Homeowners are turning toward smart kitchen appliances that make cooking and cleaning a breeze, not a chore. Smart kitchen tech often includes LED touchscreen displays, sensors that aid your cooking, and ovens that store information for your gourmet recipes.
- Electricity Savings—From smart thermostats to smart lighting, consumers want connected tech that saves energy and money. Smart thermostats can be programmed and/or learn your schedule, keeping your home optimized for comfort when you’re there and saving energy when you’re not. The same can be said for smart lights, and many of these smart tech options can be controlled via an app, no matter your location.
- Manageable Hubs—Whether your house is already decked out with smart tech, or you’re just jumping into connected living, having a smart hub that allows all your connected devices to integrate, talk with, and work together is becoming a must. Consumers want sleek smart hubs that allow all their devices to work together simply, streamlining the user experience and making the smart home more intuitive.
- Smarter Home Safety One of the most important smart home features for consumers is smarter home safety. This means better, smarter security like smart locks and video cameras, but also devices like Halo and Halo+ smart smoke alarms, which protect and alert occupants to fire and weather dangers. The demand for smart home security has grown exponentially in the last several years. Smart security offers homeowners peace of mind about the safety of their family and property, allowing users to manage home security through easily navigating smart phone apps.