Thursday, December 7, 2017

4 Smart-Home Technology Must Haves for Any Home!

In today's technology driven world, there are so many improvements to just about everything in your life that make everyday tasks simpler. Looking to spice up your home with technology? Don't worry. You don't need to be a gadget geek to take advantage of the latest smart-home technologies. Create a comprehensive system that allows you to monitor energy consumption, control lighting, heating, cooling, security and other systems with ease from anywhere by upgrading to these 4 smart-home technologies in your Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.

1. Keyless Lock System
A keyless entry lock can be an easy way to enter your home with a personalized access code and lock it with a touch of a button. Or, you can take it a step further and get a smart lock so you have access to your home remotely via your phone. This a great option for double checking your door locks when you're away or if you need to unlock the door for a friend or neighbor for any reason. This feature makes accessing and securing your home a breeze!

2. Remote Light Dimmer
A wireless dimmer gives you the ability to set the right light for any activity whether it's reading, watching TV, entertaining, or having a casual dinner. There are several options available for smart lighting that allow you to either control the lights with a remote or by using an app on your phone. This convenient remote lighting option can make it easy to turn on lights as you're arriving home in the evenings, or even allow you to turn down the lights to set the mood while cuddled up on the couch with the kids.

3. WiFi Enabled Thermostat
Control the temperature for any room easily with a Wifi or remote thermostat. These thermostats offer you the ability to save money and control your home's temperature even when you're not there. Some smart thermostats have features that allow it to learn the temperatures you like for different times/days and programs itself. So, when you're not home and forget to turn down the temperature, it can automatically turn itself down when you're away to avoid heating or cooling an empty home. How it can do this is because the thermostat recognizes the vicinity of your smartphone to the house. If you're home, it will not adjust to the "away" temperature settings.

4. Smart Security System
A great home security system will give you a sense of comfort and confidence. The technology that many of the security systems offer today can easily help you assess alerts and decide whether you need to notify police, even if you're not home. Some features like the video cameras with remote control features allow you to keep an eye on your home from your phone while you're away. Some options are geared toward ease of use and home automation with mobile apps that allow you to arm and disarm its systems, view and record camera footage, and everything in between. You can also adjust any of your home automation: change the temperature on your thermostat, turn your lights on or off, and even have two-way conversations through your security cameras.

Give yourself peace of mind before leaving your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks and upgrade your home with these 4 smart-home technologies to help you protect your home while you're away AND help make your home more energy efficient! If you're relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks and looking for your own little slice of paradise, look no further than Isla Del Sol Condominiums! Our private island community offers the best of lake living while providing the luxuries of easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment and more. But don't take our word for it, stop by and see the Island in the Sun for yourself. The model unit is open 7 days a week for your convenience from 11am-4pm. You won't be disappointed!


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