Longboat Key, Florida | January 31st, 2018 – For a growing number of homeowners, adopting smart tech gadgets is the way to go these days. In fact, the annual Smart Home Marketplace Survey of Coldwell Banker released this January showed a 33 percent jump in smart gadgets installed in American households.
We can expect this trend to continue, as cutting-edge technologies specifically designed for houses aren’t just a passing fad or fancy and definitely provide real benefits to homeowners who install them. One industry report last year showed that adding smart home gadgets can boost the value of a property by 5 percent, surely an advantage all homeowners would want for their property.
More Benefits and Advantages
Smart gadgets drive residential values owing to the security, comfort and convenience they provide in houses that adopt them. There are new technologies also available today that can make residences more energy-efficient. These gadgets thereby could help further boost buying interest on these houses should their owners decide to put their property on the market.
It is thus likewise important to know those products which are hot picks for residential owners. With this in mind, the Coldwell Banker survey also looked into the gadgets that homeowners would want in their residences. The survey generated its results from the Smart Home Marketplace exhibit that Coldwell Banker presented at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) held in Las Vegas this January.
Here are the products which the Coldwell Banker team at the CES determined as the gadgets that you may also want to put into your wish list for 2018.
Somfy Outdoor Cam
Somfy unveiled at the CES its new Somfy Outdoor Cam, a security camera which won this year’s CES Innovation Awards. This security monitoring device comes with some sharp capabilities, such as intelligently providing information whether the motion detected outside is harmless (like animal or car movement) or that of a trespasser. It can also tell how long an intruder has been lurking outside a property, and it can set off a warning siren within a preset time period to help ward off the trespasser. This security camera can integrate with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
Microsoft’s Smart Thermostat Powered by Cortana
Smart temperature is also now a domain for the Windows 10 personal assistant Cortana. Microsoft officially introduced at this year’s CES its Cortana-powered GLAS smart thermostat. It comes in a sleek, touchscreen glass-encased thermostat featuring an OLED display. Besides controlling the temperature of a home, it also monitors air quality and checks the weather. Moreover, it is intuitive enough to establish what your preferences and routines are. This device, which will retail for $319, will be available on the market starting this March.
LG’s 65-Inch 4K OLED Roll-Up TV
Smart entertainment was presented at the 2018 CES in a TV from LG that can roll up just like a poster. Actually, LG launched this TV concept originally in 2016, but its new iteration unveiled this year is bigger and more sophisticated. This portable and flexible TV can free up wall space of up to 65 inches, allowing homeowners to utilize it for other things like hanging up artwork to set the mood of a party or social gathering. With this TV, households can also have a distraction-free zone, and when the TV is in use, the appliance provides superb sound and picture quality.