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46 SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY


idea, yet today, smart heating, lighting and entertainment systems are an everyday reality for many people.


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Home security is also now undergoing a tech transformation which creates a great opportunity for housebuilders to get on trend and transform the homeowner experience.


Smart security, including alarms, intercoms, doorbell cameras and smart locks could just be the cutting-edge security technology that sways consumers into a purchase decision. After all, buying a new home is a big investment and what better way to encourage househunters to buy a new build than sell them a home with enhanced security built in? By combining smart products with more traditional home security solutions, home owners can have a ‘belt and braces’ approach to protecting their home and belongings for extra peace of mind. Smart, cloud-based security locks, alarms and cameras should be offered in addition to traditional security in just the same way as superior kitchen or bathroom fittings or top of the range tiling might be offered.


SMART HOME SECURITY IS JUST AS DESIRABLE FOR HOUSEHUNTERS AS AESTHETIC UPGRADES


Smart home security is just as desirable for househunters as aesthetic upgrades and adds resale value to a new home. Consumers are beginning to get used to improved home security, especially in family homes. It will not be long before previously unattainable levels of smart technology and convenience will be commonplace – sitting alongside homeowners’ voice-activated virtual assis- tant that controls their lights or blinds, and streams their favourite playlists to multiple speaker systems around the home.


THE CONNECTED HOME IS HERE TO STAY The smartware market will be worth an estimated £300bn worldwide by 2020, so now is the ideal time for housebuilders to get on board with security in general and be fully prepared for the future demands of the consumer. Smart security offers a range of benefits to homeowners. It gives them extra peace of mind, providing immediate, remote notification of intruders, as well as automatic locking and unlocking of


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t’s not that long ago that having any kind of remote-controlled operating system in a new house was a fanciful


BE SAFETY SMART


As smart home security continues to accelerate towards becoming the ‘norm’, Will Butler of ERA Total Security encourages housebuilders to respond to consumer expectations by offering an ‘added value’ option to purchasers.


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