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With the holiday season quickly approaching, life can get overwhelming. From family gatherings, meals with friends, gifts, shopping, and more–this season is about anything but convenience. So, when it comes to your home, why not have a haven of comfort and convenience to return to? 

For decades, science fiction authors have explored the idea of home automation. From massive interactive structures to even chilling tales of rogue technology, owning a smart home can seem unconventional, but it can actually be the center of luxury and comfort. 

So, before you start any new construction, here’s how a smart home could enhance your new home experience in Alabama or Georgia from the professional homebuilders at Hughston Homes. 

How Smart Homes Work

Ultimately, think of your home as a foundation for a web of devices all controlled by one tool–such as your smartphone, gaming console, laptop, or tablet. 

These devices could include door locks, televisions, thermostats, cameras, lights, and even appliances such as the refrigerator or microwave. The system is installed on a mobile or other networked device, where you can create time schedules for certain changes to take effect.

For example, maybe on a cold day, you want your thermostat to turn off while you’re at work but have the heat on whenever you come home. Smart home appliances come with self-learning skills so they can learn your schedule and make adjustments as needed.

Benefits of a Smart Home

Furthermore, by implementing this technology, you can greatly reduce your energy bill. Any lights can be connected and turned off by the click of a button, or even when your home sees that you’ve left the house. 

Beyond the energy-saving nature, smart home technology also encourages an increased level of security for any home. Much like the control of lights or your thermostat, smart homes can include indoor sensors, outdoor cameras, alarm systems, and more that can all be accessed from your phone. 

Alabama Smart Home Experts – Hughston Homes 

With every new construction home, Hughston Homes incorporates smart home technology so you and your family can live safe, well, and connected. A few of the features that we include in our connected home package include keyless entry, a mobile device-controlled garage door, and a touchless video doorbell. 

Then, if you desire more control, Hughston Homes also offers a “worry-free” and “gameday” package for any family looking for more security or fun. 

In conclusion, through the use of many types of technology, smart homes make it easier to do things. Whether it is controlling applications using your phone or scheduling products to perform tasks at certain times, smart homes have encouraged safety, comfort, and convenience for many new homeowners. 

For more information on smart homes, or how you can get started with new construction in Alabama, contact Hughston Homes today!