- On October 24, 2016
- In Alarm.com, Home Alarms, Home Automation, Home Security, NBN, NBN Solutions
- By Felicity Sweeney
Smart homes are their associated technology may not be the norm yet, but predictions are that this is a fast growing market with little sign of slowing down. Estimates suggest that by 2022, some homes will have up to 500 connected devices. So if you are looking at building a home in the next year or so, it would be wise to consider future proofing your investment with the addition of smart home technology.
Can Home Automation Technology Improve the Sale Price of a House?
It can, but it does depend on the type of technology. At this stage technology like home security systems are a strong priority for buyers. Especially those that are equipped with cameras. While it is certainly possible, in fact easy, to have an alarm panel and cameras retro fitted into an existing home, having these built in at the beginning often offers a seamless look and feel.
But for those who are budget conscious, many smart home security systems allow you to start off small and build on them as you can afford to. Alarm.com offers a range of packages and services to suit all needs, and Arlo packages can be added to as well.
Advice for Those Thinking About Building or Renovating for Smart Homes.
The most important piece of advice we can offer is to speak to a professional. Getting it right the first time in regards to wiring and other electrical work is essential. Many of the most commonly requested smart home features require this to work effectively. For example, house-wide high-speed internet, multi-room speaker systems, automatic blinds and garage doors, and automatic lights to name a few.
Smart Homes for Smart Buyers.
The more smart technology that is built into a home, the less the buyer will have to retro fit, and if the estimates are right home automation is only getting bigger. Which means, homes that have the technology built in will be a step ahead in a few years’ time.
According to Curran Property when it comes to smart home technology anything that can distinguish your home from the others on the buyers list is a plus from an agents point of view. Smart homes certainly have the ability to stand out from the crowd.
The Herald Sun, reported on the rise of smart home technology, stemming from a new generation of particularly tech savvy buyers. David Morell, a buyer’s advocate, was even quoted as saying that home automation was “not just popular but expected at the top end of the market”.
Don’t Miss Out
Make sure you talk to an expert before you make any decisions regarding a new home automation build or a renovation. 1300 Alarms is happy to put you in touch with the best in the business, contact us today for more info.