ESA Provides Tips on Increasing the Resale Value of a Home with Technology
Next generation of home buyers seek smart technology
Irving, Texas (July 25, 2014) — Whether you’re thinking of selling your home next month or next year, increasing the resale value of your house through home improvement projects is always a smart idea. Today, many home buyers aren’t looking for a home with a pool or a fancy deck; they are looking for enhanced home technology.
To help you understand how you can use smart technology to add value to your home, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides an overview on the most popular features on the market.
According to a recent study conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE), 48 percent of American adults, ages 18-35, reported that a security system ranks highest on their list of desired smart home features. These high-tech alarms go beyond their intended job of protecting property; they also bring comfort and convenience to everyday life.
In addition to the capabilities of a traditional alarm system, a smart security system connects to your wireless network and can send notifications about activity within your home to your smartphone or tablet. Another added feature is the ability to monitor and secure your home remotely. Simply log into your system via a mobile app or desktop browser to view live feed from your surveillance cameras, lock the front door, arm your system and much more.
Today’s advanced smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors do more than just beep incessantly when the batteries run out; they tell you when and where trouble is lurking in your home.
New technology in smoke and CO detectors can help your family escape your home quickly by calling out the location of the affected area long before conditions become life-threatening. Additionally, advanced life safety systems can give you peace of mind by allowing you to check in on the well-being of your family when you’re not home. Best of all, you can have your smart smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors monitored by a central station around the clock so that first responders are on the way at the first sign of trouble.
Lifestyle enhancing features such as a smart thermostat can also pique the interest of buyers. These devices have the ability to learn your heating and cooling preferences and adjust the temperature without you lifting a finger. But convenience isn't the only selling point. With an advanced thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home remotely and employ power conservation settings when your home is vacant, which can reduce your heating and cooling bill – cost savings that are universally appealing to buyers.
With the demand for home automation steadily rising and the cost continuing to drop, adding value to your home with technology is a no-brainer. Visit www.Alarm.org to learn more about smart homes and begin creating an investment that’s sure to pay off.
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.