What in the world is a smart home? Wait, wasn’t that a 1999 Disney movie?
What exactly is smart home technology or home automation? It’s when you have the ability to monitor and control your lights, appliances, and other homes devices (like your TV or thermostat) straight from your smartphone. Neat, right?
Home automation isn’t so sci-fi-esque anymore. With more and more devices being labeled as having “smart home technology,” the question that is on everyone’s mind is: just how interested are new home shoppers in this technology and would they actually use it in their new homes?
New Home Source did exactly that and conducted a survey with a panel of new home buyers from varying demographics and at different stages in their home search. The goal was to see what home buyers had to think about this kind of tech.
Apparently, smart home technology is a hot commodity and it’s here to stay.
The panelists were asked a series of questions regarding smart home technology. When asked, in general, are you interested in smart home technology, 91 percent of panelists said yes and only 9 percent said no.
For the purpose of the survey, smart home technology was broken into seven categories:
- Temperature (thermostats and other temperature-monitoring devices)
- Entertainment (TVs, music systems, etc.)
- Security (door locks, alarm systems, etc.)
- Safety (smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and other safety devices)
- Lighting (lightbulbs, control systems, etc.)
- Appliances (refrigerators, ovens, etc.)
With that being said, here are the results of the survey:
Would you be more inclined to buy a home with smart home technology? Let us know in the comments.
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