3 popular upgrades to make your home smarter!

It is now easier than ever to control virtually everything in a home with the simple click of a button or smart phone app. What was once only science fiction has become reality. Not only can smart gadgets make homes more convenient and efficient, they also have the potential to increase home values and make them more attractive to buyers. Here are three popular smart home upgrades that could potentially increase home value and desirability, especially among millennial buyers who crave convenience and technology:

Smart home thermometer on the wall

Thermostat: Programmable thermostats have been around for decades and are standard in most homes. Smart thermostats, like nest, offer the ability to change the temperature and control it from your phone when you are away. It even has the ability to track your temperature preferences and program itself within a week of installation.

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Smart smoke detectors not only sound an alarm when smoke is detected, they also monitor for carbon monoxide. These products are also available from nest. These potentially life-saving gadgets can send alerts to your cell phone when danger is suspected.

Keyless Entry: Another smart gadget gaining popularity is keyless door locks. These devices have the ability to remotely lock and unlock doors from a smart phone. No more turning around to make sure you locked the front door or leaving keys under the mat

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