More and more builders and home owners choose to ad technological upgrades and enhancements especially when it comes to updating kitchens and bathrooms or home automation and security features. Here are some of the newest advancements in the realm of home automation and wireless security systems that you might encounter or want to  look into.

Efficiency Engineers & Safety Savers

The majority of the mainstream home automation tools address making the home more energy efficient. Here’s one of the top sellers.

The Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest

Perhaps the most user-friendly thermostat out there, the Nest Learning Thermostat is a great find in a property for sale. The list of positive attributes is impressive and boasts things like:

  • Easy interface: The system advises you of the most energy-efficient settings, tracks your usage, learns your preferences and self-optimizes whether you are home or away
  • Full wireless capability: You can access the system and change the temperature from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop

Cons: If the property comes equipped with it, the most notable drawback is not even actually a ‘con’ although it could be construed as a missed opportunity to maximize the Nest’s learning potential. Basically, if you  work from home or have consistent occupancy throughout the day and night, the ‘away’ function may not be as money/energy saving as it could be. But again, that’s a pretty reasonable negative in the grand scheme of things.

If the home is not equipped with it this could be a great investment(about $250) especially in an older home as it could save enough money to pay for itself in the long run.

When it comes to a different type of savings, homes already equipped with a wireless security system are one step closer to saving the lives and/or belongings of its future owners.

Mace Wireless Home Security System

For general home security, this system by Mace comes in at under $100 for the basic kit.

Pros include features like:

  • Easy DIY installation
  • Motion detection that activates an alarm
  • Calls up to 5 numbers that you program into the system
  • Expandable by an additional 14 wireless sensors (the basic kit comes with one main control unit, one door/window sensor, one motion detector sensor and a remote control with panic button)
  • Self-monitoring, which eliminates monthly fees from an outside company

Cons to consider:

  • No wireless security cameras: If you need to keep a literal eye on the place, this is not the system for you
  • Requires land line: One of the benefits of the wireless world is the ability to forgo the land line if one desires but not so with this system.

The Lockitron Keyless Entry Access

Another great technological tool is the Lockitron, keyless entry using your mobile phone. Check out the video to see its cool application. This one is still under launching trials but once they get the bugs out it will be a very useful item.

There are so many other new techie devices to make your home more comfortable.

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