While many homebuilders seem to shy away from getting involved in technology installation and integration, at Kingbridge Homes we see things differently! We see your custom home as a blank slate with lots of opportunities to make your house work for you. Smart technology not only makes tasks simpler, but when properly incorporated into your home, mundane tasks become much more fun and exciting. At a minimum, the experienced team at Kingbridge Homes recommends home automation technologies for lighting, sound and security. Though there are certainly various levels of sophistication for each of these smart technologies, even the most basic systems allow for homeowners to control these aspects of their house from a mobile phone or tablet.
Imagine being able to turn various lights in your house on and off from your smart device – regardless of whether you are in the same room or halfway around the globe. This not only allows you to set the mood without leaving the couch, but it also enables remote activation and deactivation of your lighting system while you are away, providing an extra level of security to your custom home. Similar to lighting, smart home sound systems are also a great added benefit to include when you plan the design and layout of your new house. With the ability to have speakers throughout the house that are connected to a single music source, you can easily control and stream music straight from your smart device.
And while having lighting and sound systems integrated as part of a robust home automation system is nice, one of the best features associated with a smart home is the ability to control your security system, including alarms, cameras, motion detectors, garage doors, door locks and more right from your cell phone or tablet. This means you can arm and disarm your alarm system remotely, see who is at your door when your children are home alone and so much more. And best of all, you can network your sound, lighting and security systems together so that they are fully integrated and work together to provide a seamless home automation experience.
While we understand that smart home systems may not be for everyone, we do encourage each of our clients to consider wiring their new home for smart technology. This enables you (or a future homeowner) to install a home automation system with ease at any point in the future and definitely increases resale value down the line. Ask a Kingbridge Homes representative today about all of the fun ways you can upgrade your house with smart technologies to experience 21st century living at its best.