TAGS: connected home | home automation | Real Estate | smart home
By now, you’ve probably heard about – if not seen for yourself – Amazon’s Alexa commercial at this year’s Super Bowl. You might even belong to the 25 percent of people who own some kind of smart home product (like Alexa).
What you might not have heard is that smart home technology is taking the real estate industry by storm. In fact, AI and other smart home technology can actually increase the resale value of most West Michigan homes – an important factor to consider now that more and more Millennials are buying homes and interested in smart, connected devices.
How to Optimize Your Enjoyment of Your Home’s Technology Systems
TAGS: Grand Rapids | Home Automation | Home Network | Home Technology | Kalamazoo | Maintenance Plan | Smart Home | West Michigan | WiFi
We’ve recently talked about getting together to assess your home’s technology systems (It’s time for a “Tech-Up!”). It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re abreast of the latest technologies available and how to implement new devices now or in the near future. The other key to satisfaction with your technology systems is ensuring their technical health. Simple things, such as cleaning components in the equipment rack, go a long way in preventing equipment from overheating. And then there’s the not-so-fun stuff like changing the batteries in the smoke detectors of your 10’ ceilings. Part 2 of our annual “Tech-Up” addresses the advantages in having a preventative maintenance plan that would include a visit from one of our technicians.
TAGS: Home Automation | Home Network | home technology Kalamazoo | Smart Home
The transition to fall brings many changes. The Lions taking the field, the changing of our stunning Michigan leaves, the onslaught of pumpkin-flavored everythings and the slew of marketing messages stuffed into your bills suggesting it’s time to review your policies! Just like your homeowner’s policy, auto coverage and health insurance are affected by the change in seasons and life stages, your home’s technology systems may benefit from an annual assessment too.
If you thought luxury in home automation ended with elegant shades, think again!
TAGS: automated lighting | Home Automation | Home Theater | Lake House | Luxury lifestyle | Motorized Shades | Smart Home | summer kitchen | vacation home | wine cellar
If luxury home automation is on your wish list, now is a great time to do it. With recent advancements in smart home technology, gone are the days of luxury and home automation being two separate design elements or a compromise. Now, it’s easy to find the best comfort and entertainment solutions for your Michigan home or lakeside retreat.