As you plan for your custom-built dream home, there are many things you can do to make it an even more worthwhile investment. Your focus should be on incorporating elements that will be valuable to you both now and in the future. One way to do this is take advantage of home-based technology advances to ensure that your residence is safer and more efficient.

Among the things you should consider including in your custom home is smart devices for automation. There has been a substantial increase in the use of this technology. The following post explains what smart home automation is all about:

What Is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home technology generally refers to any suite of devices, appliances, or systems that connect into a common network that can be independently and remotely controlled. When your home technology works together in one system, it can also be referred more loosely as a “connected home.” For example, your home’s thermostat, lights, audio speakers, TVs, security cameras, locks, appliances, and more are all connected into a common system, which can be controlled from your smart phone or through a mobile touch screen device. Read more at Blue Speed AV…

As the post explains, a smart home provides a great deal of convenience, offering benefits that did not exist just a few years ago. You can take advantage of these and make your home even more comfortable.

There is a wide range of smart technology you can add to your home to make it better for you and your family. The following article explores what a smart home could look like:

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Smart devices offer new ways to stay connected in your home

…Tomorrow’s kitchen is here

Never run out of milk again. WiFi-connected cameras inside a smart fridge let you assess the contents without opening the door. Radio-frequency identification and UPC scanning technology can help you write your shopping list.

“When you take out a product and don’t put it back, the refrigerator puts it on a list that’s stored in the cloud so you can access it from your mobile device,” explains George Tucker, executive producer for AVNation.TV, a podcast for technology professionals. Read more at…

You’re probably beginning to appreciate how much simpler and better life can be with a smart home. A concern you may still have though is cyber security. With all the threats that are present for internet-based tech, you may be concerned about your smart home being vulnerable to attacks. This post examines how you can protect yourself:

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This Small Device Detects Cyber Threats In Your Smart Home Devices

…As non-secure IoT devices amass, cybercriminals will have much greater resources available to launch new attacks more rapidly and at larger scale.”

In the era of hacking, it presents a growing security and privacy challenge as more consumers get connected in their homes. Smart home devices, like smart alarms, thermostats, refrigerators, baby monitors, lights, etc., are the least secure and they’ve been easy to hack.

According to Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT security, BullGuard, many people don’t think about a security solution until it’s too late and their information has been hacked. Read more at…

As you see, your custom-built home can be even more perfect if you fill it with the latest smart devices for automation, efficiency and safety. Oz Custom Home Builders can deliver all the technologies you need. They have been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades.

To learn more about their construction services, call Oz Custom Home Builders today at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page and they will get in touch with you.

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