4 Helpful Features to Include in Your Smart Home

4 Helpful Features to Include in Your Smart Home
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    The old adage goes, "Work smarter, not harder," though many people don't think about this phrase in relation to their home.

    Smart home builders, however, are now able to make homes that are fully integrated with your smartphone, allowing you to take control wherever you are.


When looking into smart home features, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to include or will provide the most benefits. Read on to learn about four helpful features you don’t want to miss out on when building your smart home.

1. Geofencing

The term “geofencing” sounds a bit futuristic and new-agey, and to some, it may seem that way in reality. Geofencing refers to automatic functions that start as soon as your home detects that your cell phone enters or exits a designated zone. This may include the triggering of home security devices automatically as soon as you pull out of your driveway, or porch lights that turn on as soon as you arrive home.

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2. Temperature Control

Everybody likes saving money, and having smart temperature control capabilities is one major way to save on energy costs each month. Instead of having the heat or air conditioning run the entire day while you aren’t home, you can set it to turn on when you are on your way home from work.

This way, your home feels nice and cozy as soon as you arrive, but you didn’t have to waste an entire day’s worth of electricity to come home to a comfortable temperature.

3. Smart Locks

How many times have you left your house, only to wonder whether you locked the doors? If you’re like most people, this is at least a weekly occurrence.

With smart locks, you no longer have to wonder if your home is locked tight, as you can control your door’s locks from your smartphone. If you have that sinking, uneasy feeling that you forgot to lock up, you can put your mind at ease by simply checking the app.


If you did happen to forget to lock up, no worries- with one tap on your smartphone, all of your home’s locks can become engaged. This feature is perhaps one of the most common reasons why people decide to integrate smart technology into their homes.

4. Remote Lights

If you get spooked or feel nervous in the dark when you come home at night, your smart home can make you feel a bit more secure too! Instead of racing from your car or rideshare vehicle to your porch to flip on the light, you can turn on your home’s lights before you even get out! If you have geofencing enabled, you can program your home to turn on the lights automatically as soon as you arrive home.

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There are dozens of smart home features you can have installed in your home, but these four are among the most popular and practical you can choose. With smart home technology, you no longer have to feel unsafe in your home or worried about the security of your house while you are away.

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