With tons of thoughts racing through your mind as you finish large projects in real estate, you are bound to be carried away by them. Some critical appliances that could increase the real-estate value of homes may be actually missed out on. Also, before setting up smart home appliances, you are bound to be sceptical of their benefits and reasons to go for them. Here are a few FAQs on smart home automation that will help you understand smart homes better and help increase the market value of your newly constructed homes.

  1. Are Smart Home Appliances Affordable?

Once, smart homes were considered a luxury as most appliances were scarce and highly expensive. However, with the increasing versatility of technology and easily available materials, smart home appliance manufacturers have now made it an affordable accessory rather than a luxury. However, choosing the right smart home automation device, or rather the right mix of devices, often is challenging. Learn about the products and try to strike a better deal with the manufacturer while purchasing devices in bulk. (We can help you on this front if you have questions.)

  1. Is Investing In Smart Home Devices Worth It?

As a builder, going for smart home appliances is not only a smart investment but also helps improve the security of the home. These devices are equipped with motion-sensing equipment that notifies strange occurrences and any security breaches as well. It also helps save money on water bills and utilities thanks to the smart thermostat and sprinkler system that saves electricity bills. These devices automatically turn off lights and all synced electronic devices if they have been turned on for too long. Do read our blogs on the various devices and the add-on value that brings to a property, making it that much more attractive to buyers. 

  1. When Is The Best Time To Install Smart Home Automation?

With increased safety, security and savings, and the increased awareness/demand for comfort and convenience, now is the right time to install smart home technology. Regardless of whether you are building a new home or refurbishing an existing one, these appliances will help boost the economic value of the constructed home. The usage and growth trend all point towards the increased demand for smart homes in Australia.

  1. What Are The Commonly Controlled Devices In Smart Home?

Smart home devices are highly versatile and can be connected and synced with a wide range of home appliances, be it old or new. The versatility of these devices eases living conditions and ensures a better experience. Some commonly connected devices in smart homes are lighting, entertainment, energy control, HVAC, monitoring and security.

  1. Will The Real-estate Value Of Homes Increase After Installing Smart Home Applications?

With smart home appliances increasing the home’s value by 11%, builders can often sell homes faster as it widely appeals to millennial buyers and acts as a perfect blend with real estate and lifestyle. Also, these appliances are one of the essential parameters for potential buyers, thereby increasing their resale value by a considerable margin. Smart homes can also fetch a higher rent with a much better return on investment.  There is no doubt on the upside of making a property a smart one

  1. What Are The Benefits Of Smart Home Appliances?

Smart home appliances are tailored to meet the needs of occupants and make lives much easier. Be it remote access, energy savings, peace of mind, or accessibility; advancing systems have become more of a necessity in recent years. Voice assistants are synchronised with the appliances for a comfortable home living experience. They come with a built-in AI system that helps users ensure better interaction to turn off or turn on the devices and appliances accordingly. The capabilities are extensive. It is up to the user to configure and optimise the utility.

  1. Can I Save Energy With Smart Home Technology?

Of course, home automation helps save a lot of energy, mainly by helping track usage and curb the wastage of resources very effectively. These systems are fitted with an auto-shut-off mechanism that powers off applications if they are not in use. One could also configure settings to limit usage up to a specific preset limit. Such customisations can save a lot on your utility bills and bring increased savings, thereby serving as a very attractive value proposition to the buyers.

  1. Do I Have To Make Drastic Modifications To The Newly Constructed House For Installing Smart Home Appliances?

To install smart home appliances, there are very minimal structural changes that may be needed. If the house has already been constructed but hardwired, it would be much easier to install these systems. However, if you plan to fit larger appliances and sync them accordingly, it is ideal to pre-plan the building wiring to accommodate such applications. Regardless of how the building is constructed, apart from minor modifications, no significant modifications are required. Smart home retrofitting is something that has become rather sought after, especially post-pandemic.

  1. What Are The Home Automation Systems Available Today And How Well Can They Be Integrated?

Lighting control devices, devices that are synchronised with the thermostats, and television or music systems are some of the most common home automation systems. These systems have a built-in online voice assistant AI. They can be integrated with most smart home compatible home appliances such as light bulbs, smart televisions etc.

Owning a bunch of smart home devices does not make your home smart or integrated, or connected. What makes all the difference is the integration and customisation that you can get done, connecting all those devices together – to deliver the most unique, interactive experience and an elevated lifestyle. For more on device integration, do read our blog on the topic.

  1. Are Smart Home Appliances Reliable?

Smart home appliances are always highly responsive and reliable. The technology has advanced by leaps over the past decade, further powered by AI and machine learning. This applies a cognitive learning principle that adapts to various scenarios. These devices send a command and then wait for a response. There is a very negligible delay in response time, and users are sure to achieve a quick and precise response to your queries and commands. Engaging a smart home automation expert to handle the installation, configuration and customisation can ensure that the set-up stays highly interactive, responsive and reliable for the residents.  

Hope that these FAQs have resolved some of your strong doubts about installing smart home technology. Do take a peek at our blogs that cover the various topics in detail. And needless to say, we are here to answer any of your questions!

With different smart home compatible applications in the market, integrating them could be quite a hassle. At times, some appliances might be quite challenging to integrate. Not all work the DIY route!  The Smart Hive helps you put together an integrated smart home, connect several devices and integrate them for an engaging experience for the resident, alongside a high resale value. 

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