When a buyer is purchasing luxury real estate as an investment, vacation destination, or second home, they want to make sure that their investment is protected. The most popular smart home features, like security, lighting control, smart thermostats, and smart locks can make it easier to keep your property safe. Our Estate Agents know the smart home features buyers want, and we've got the expert tips on smart devices to consider for your luxury home.
Smart Security System for Home Safety
If you're looking for a leg up when competing with other high-end Boca Raton luxury homes for sale, then a smart security system is the perfect place to start. A smart security system allows you to keep an eye on the home from anywhere, with window sensors, door sensors, cameras, and motion detectors that cover every inch of the home. There are a wide variety of smart security systems available, including some that integrate many of the other smart systems we'll cover on the list. You can also consider additional security systems, like smart locks where your smartphone doubles as your key.
Make Climate Control a Breeze with a Smart Thermostat
Whether you're managing an investment, keeping an eye on your second home, or want your current home to be the right temperature, a smart thermostat is key. Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere. The best models can even learn your daily schedule so that the home is always the right temperature.
Smart Lighting for Security and Convenience
We all know that a home that looks occupied is a less appealing target for would-be thieves. Keeping the lights on is the easiest way to make an empty home look occupied. Smart lighting adds an extra layer of security to the property, allowing you to control lighting from anywhere and make the home appear occupied when nobody's there. Make your first home look occupied even when you're out of town, or keep investment properties safe, secure, and well-lit from a distance.
Simplify Cooking and Kitchen Maintenance with Smart Appliances
While smart home tools related to security tend to rank near the top of the list for buyers, smart devices that make life more enjoyable around the home rank a close second. Smart appliances are a great place to start because every buyer wants an attractive, efficient, luxurious kitchen. Smart appliances provide online connectivity, make it easier to keep up with maintenance, handle key tasks automatically, and often use less energy. If you're looking for a smart device that will enhance the appeal of your kitchen, then a smart fridge is often the perfect place to start.
Smart Entertainment Devices Attract Younger Buyers
While not a necessity, stereo systems can be the icing on the cake for attracting younger buyers interested in luxury homes. These devices make it easier to enjoy leisure time, thanks to extensive streaming options and online connectivity.
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Photos Courtesy of CommandScapeHis latest venture, CommandScape, provides fully secure integrated building management and operating systems to manage, monitor, and automate the essential needs of a commercial building or private residence. Their suite of products and services allow business and home owners to monitor and manage multiple properties from anywhere in the world through an intuitive mobile application. With interest in both the tech world and luxury real estate space, Clark saw a need for a secure and integrated control system for commercial properties and large homes. CommandScape integrates lighting, blinds, access control, video surveillance, fans, security, fire alarms, and other functions. The CommandScape Navigator app is particularly attractive to those with investment properties all over the world. Users can access a unique floorplan view to manage lighting, blinds, security, and more, with a simple push of a button from absolutely anywhere. Plus, the app's secure technology eliminates the need for passwords that can be lost, guessed, or forgotten.
Photo Courtesy of CommandScapeThe president and CEO of CommandScape is Don Boerema, former executive of Boca Raton-based ADT. The company currently has about 25 employees. Clark sold his Palm Beach estate in 2016 and moved to New York, where the company plans to open an office. With its world-class shopping, extravagant dining, and luxury real estate communities, Delray Beach was an obvious choice for this particular business endeavor. The city is in the middle of a growth renaissance, with a recent investment in public and private development that has attracted a number of large businesses to the area. Plus, there is an expansive collection of luxury properties in Delray Beach and surrounding South Florida communities. A high-tech security company designed for luxury residences is particularly relevant in this region. We are thrilled to have a technology and real estate-focused company in our backyard. It is encouraging to see new businesses noticing the lure and vibrancy of our beloved Delray Beach!
Photos Courtesy of VutecDisguise a blank television screen when it is not in use with the Artscreen System from Vutec. Inside a beautiful frame, the artwork ascends or descends with the touch of a remote to reveal your television. When the screen is not in use, a museum-quality piece of art is displayed within the frame. Choose from a variety of frame styles, sizes, liners, and artwork choices to find the style that fits your decor. You may even display personalized art, custom artwork or personal photographs to create a more custom Artscreen.
Photo Courtesy of NetatmoThere are a number of security systems available on the market, but the Presence Security Camera is one of the best. You may instantly access real-time footage of your property on your phone, and Presence is even able to differentiate between a car, person or animal entering the premises. This elegant and modern aluminum camera installs as an outdoor light and produces excellent high-definition video footage to keep your property safe at all times — day or night.
Photo Courtesy of AugustThis techy August Smart Lock adds convenience for you and your family as your smartphones become a smart key to enter your home. But it adds a touch of sophistication and security when welcoming guests into your property as you can create virtual keys for guests and keep track of who comes and goes. Plus, the door automatically locks behind you for added security, and you can lock and unlock your door (or check its status) from anywhere on your smartphone or Apple Watch.