Boost Your Property Value with These Smart Features

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When it comes to living in a technological age, smart homes have become a valuable feature, sought out by many potential home buyers. Not only do smart features add convenience and security to our lives, they also set houses on the market apart from the competition. Here are several smart home tools and applications that you can add to your home to boost your property value with very little effort.

Smart Locks

Safety is a key feature when it comes to what makes a home desirable. We all want to know that when we lock our doors, our home is impenetrable. What makes a smart lock different from a standard deadbolt? With smart locks, you have an added sense of security, because you can control your home’s locks at the push of a button. You don’t have to worry about leaving a key in a designated hiding place while hoping a stranger doesn’t find it and gain access to your house. With smart locks, you have full control over who can unlock your door.

Smart Lights

Instead of wasting energy because you’ve accidentally left a light on before you left the house or having to feel your way up the driveway in the dark, you can control your lights with an app from your phone. Smart lights not only save money on energy bills, they also add security to your home, because you can schedule your lights to turn on and off regularly to create the illusion that someone is home when you’ve gone out.

Security Settings

There are several different smart security tools that you can add to your home to increase the feeling of safety, whether you’re in or out. Smart alarms can notify you of a fire, carbon monoxide detection, or gas leak even if you’re not nearby. Smart security cameras can be your eyes for you, scanning as many rooms as you care to monitor. Smart burglar alarms are also available to notify both you and the authorities of unauthorized individuals entering your home.


Unlike a standard thermostat, smart thermostats can be changed from a distance. This might not sound like a big deal, but if you’re not home and you’d like to save on your energy bills, you can turn your thermostat off at the touch of a button, and turn it on again when you’re planning to return home.

Whether you’re looking for ways to add convenience to your life or value to your property, smart technology is the way to go. These tools are going to impress potential buyers, and you’re more likely to receive an offer if your home has a unique system.

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