If you’re building a custom home, you want the best of everything. Integrating home automation devices into your custom build is part of the final details you’ll discuss with your builder. After finally getting everything you want in your dream home, including these devices can add ease and convenience to every part of your life.
With so many different home automation devices on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which you need for your custom home. The best way to get exactly what you need is to talk to your home builder, but here are some of the most popular options to consider.
How to Find the Best Home Automation Devices for Your Custom Home
Home automation devices come in many forms today as technology continues to evolve. These smart devices automate the functions of your daily appliances, making your life easier and more convenient as you can make adjustments at the tips of your fingers.
Homeowners who travel a great deal choose automation devices that operate heating and air conditioning systems and interior and exterior lights. Those who enjoy rest and relaxation may automate bedroom lights or bathroom music. And those with a hectic schedule may automate alarms. So, how do you find the right home automation device for your custom home?
Here are some of the most popular options clients add to their custom build:
Custom homeowners love the sleek, minimalist design of the Nest Thermostats because they fit with virtually any aesthetic. Nest Thermostats keep the interior of your home comfortable while offering energy-saving features you can control from your phone, laptop, or smartwatch. You can set your heat to automatically turn itself down while you’re away, or you can turn on your air conditioning system if your plans change and you want your home to be cool for your arrival.
The Amazon Echo offers various home automation features that homeowners love. They are also an incredibly affordable option, which is perfect for custom homeowners working with a budget. The features of these devices are endless. You can play music or make phone calls through voice commands. You can set alarms, create shopping lists, ask for recipes, and learn more about the weather. You can even configure these devices to interact with your other smart devices. They are small enough to hide behind furniture, making them an excellent option for any custom home.
Curb Monitoring Device
The Curb monitoring device is more passive, but it allows you to monitor and optimize your energy usage. The most significant benefit of this advice is that it saves you money over time. These devices are installed inside your power breaker, so you’ll need to talk to your Vancouver luxury home builder about hiring an electrician. Once installed, the device monitors your energy usage and provides you with all the information through a convenient mobile app. You can monitor your energy consumption to adjust your use for a more energy-efficient home.
Lifx Color 1000
The Lifx Color 1000 is incredibly popular for its ability to control your interior lights, and it adds an element of fun as it lets you control the color of your lights. You can adjust your interior lights to meet the themes of different holidays and occasions and turn lights on and off from the convenience of your mobile phone. It’s a great addition to your custom home because the lights themselves are more energy-efficient, giving you a vibrant aesthetic that saves you money at the same time.
Logitech Harmony Elite
Although voice commands are convenient for most users, only some people like them. The Logitech Harmony Elite allows you to control many devices using a special remote control remotely. You can control things like your TV, Bluetooth devices, and more.
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit
Connect multiple compatible devices for automation through your entire custom home. The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit comes equipped with a control hub, two multipurpose sensors, a motion sensor, and a SmartThings outlet. You can use this system to connect your smart devices to one central hub. Connect cameras, lights, thermostats, door locks, and other automation devices throughout your custom home. As technology changes, you can continue to add new devices to the hub to control a convenient central location.
Ring Home Security System
Ring devices are an affordable investment in home security, with security cameras, in-home cameras, and doorbell options. You can buy as many cameras as you need, adding to your system over time. Monitor live feeds from the convenience of your mobile device to keep your home secure no matter where you are.
Keen Construction Is Here to Equip Your Custom Home with the Latest Home Automation Devices
When you’re building your custom home, you want the most valuable features available. Keen Construction is here to discuss your options and help you find the right home automation for your dream home. Contact us today to book your free consultation with the most trusted Vancouver custom home builders.