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Smart tech: Trend or trade standard?

Smart tech: Trend or trade standard?

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Millennials are purchasing their own homes – and they’re impacting smart tech in a big way.

A recent survey by Houzz found that first-time home buyers – millennials especially - are prioritizing smart home technology in new home construction and renovations.

Throughout the country, new developments are being built with the latest and greatest features. This new development in Texas, for example, is considering how smart technology decades from now could impact its construction. Faster internet speeds powered by fiber networks, interactive outdoor technology and entertainment and neighborhood safety and infrastructure features have become staples in residential construction – and it seems to be at the top of the millennial wish list.

Houzz also discovered an interesting trend in the prioritization of smart technology during home renovations, for those who don’t want completely new construction. As many as one-third of recent home buyers surveyed are investing in some form of smart technology in their homes, and most are hiring the pros to do so.

This is good news for both home buyers and integration professionals, because automation technology is more available now than ever, and the increase in demand only allows for more innovative and creative tech. With home owners spending more money to get the most out of their space, smart home technology has the opportunity to provide the epitome of style, comfort and safety.

Security is still a huge factor, however, when homeowners consider the safety of having so many connected-home devices. According to Twice, customers who purchase smart technology consistently seek out support services to protect themselves from hackers. Consult with the pros who can offer you a consultation on what will best fit your needs and optimize your tech’s potential, without compromising safety, whenever you’re integrating technology into your home.