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The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Technologies for New Homeowners

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May 19, 2023

Congratulations on considering a new home from Garman Builders! As you embark on this exciting journey, one of the benefits of a brand-new home is the opportunity to incorporate the latest smart home technologies. In this guide, we will explore what a smart home is, and introduce you to some popular devices and ideas that can help make your home more convenient, efficient and secure.

What is a Smart Home?

A smart home is a living space where various electronic devices and systems are connected and can communicate with each other, allowing you to control and automate your home's operations. 

From lighting and climate control to security systems and appliances, smart home technologies provide a level of convenience and functionality that can truly enhance your lifestyle.

Energy-Efficient Climate Control

One of the most popular smart home devices is the smart thermostat. These smart thermostats are include in our new home builds. These devices learn from your daily routines and preferences, enabling them to maintain an optimal temperature in your home while conserving energy. With a smart thermostat, you can easily control your home's climate from your smartphone, tablet or computer, ensuring that your living spaces are always comfortable and energy-efficient.

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Smart Lighting Solutions

Another great way to enhance your new home is with smart lighting systems. With smart bulbs and switches, you can control your lights remotely, create custom lighting scenes and even set up schedules to save energy. Some smart lighting systems can also sync with your other smart home devices, allowing you to create a truly integrated home environment.

Home Security and Monitoring

Smart home technologies can also help you safeguard your property and loved ones. Home security systems have evolved dramatically in recent years, with many now offering smart features such as remote monitoring, video doorbells and access control. These advanced security solutions can give you peace of mind by allowing you to monitor your home in real-time and receive notifications if anything unusual occurs.

Voice-Activated Assistants

A voice-activated assistant, such as Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant, is a central component of many smart homes. These devices serve as the hub for your smart home ecosystem, allowing you to control various devices and access information through simple voice commands. In addition to controlling your smart devices, voice-activated assistants can answer questions, play music and even help you manage your calendar.

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Integrated Entertainment Systems

Today's smart home technologies also extend to entertainment systems, making creating a seamless entertainment experience more effortless than ever. Smart TVs, speakers and other devices can be integrated with your smart home system, allowing you to easily control your media. Whether you're hosting a movie night or simply relaxing after a long day, smart entertainment systems can help you create the perfect atmosphere.

Now that you're familiar with some of the most popular smart home technologies, it's time to start planning for your new home. While Garman Builders doesn't build homes with all of these pre-installed smart home devices, our team can guide you through integrating these technologies into your new home. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a truly customized, smart home experience.

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