"Smart Home" Technology. What does it mean?

Real Estate

Have you ever wondered what makes a "Smart Home" ?

With so many different Tech Items on the Market today and such a large variety of terminology, how will you know what's you're being sold?

Coldwell Banker and CNET have partnered together in setting the industry standard with regard to what makes a Smart Home SMART.

A smart home is a home that is equipped with network-connected products (aka "smart products," connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or similar protocols) for controlling, automating and optimizing functions such as temperature, lighting, security, safety or entertainment, either remotely by a phone, tablet, computer or a separate system within the home itself.

The property must have a smart security feature that either controls access or monitors the property or a smart temperature feature, in addition to a reliable internet connection.  It must also include at least TWO additional features from this list:

·        Lighting (smart light bulbs and lighting systems)

·        Safety (smart fire/carbon monoxide detectors and nightlights)

·        Entertainment (smart TVs and TV streaming services)

·        Appliances (smart refrigerators and smart washer/dryers)

·        Heating/Cooling (smart HVAC system, smart fans or vents)

·        Outdoors (smart plant sensors and watering systems)

·        Security (smart locks, smart alarm systems or cameras)

·        Temperature (smart thermostats)

Should you have any additional questions please call me directly or send an email.  I'd love to help you with any of YOUR Real Estate needs.