In Demand Smart Home Technology Trends

Majority of homeowners want the best and the latest technology in their homes most of the time, this translates to the willingness to spend more money on temperature control and security trends among others. But does this mean homes of the future are easier to sell? There may be some that still think the technology is too much for their needs. In one survey, it is not surprising that as many as 86% of millennials interviewed were willing to spend money on smart home technology. What particular technology are they interested in?

Leak Detection

As much as 56% of homeowners believe that safety devices are what makes homes smart. It is not surprising therefore that leak detection sensors are part of the technology that is preferred by many homeowners. It also reveals that having a secure home environment remains as a priority and smart technology helping to make that happen, gives people the motivation to spend money.

Smart leak detection sensors help to monitor the home plumbing system including those that run behind walls and under floors so that you are not caught by surprise by leaks and similar plumbing disasters. Aside from stopping mold and mildew growth, it also prevents serious water damage from happening in your home. Come to think of it, older homes with crappy plumbing can benefit substantially from this technology, right?


Another issue that is high on the list of homeowners is efficient energy consumption. This is related to arresting the skyrocketing of electric bills. By constantly managing the energy use in your home you will be able to lower the amount of energy you use.

Connected thermostats seem to be a smart technology answer to this problem. What does this do? It helps to monitor and control the different aspects of energy usage in your home. After some time you should be able to see substantial savings. These thermostats are capable of learning the preferences and habits of those living in the home so that the temperature can be adjusted accordingly to preserve their comfort while saving energy at the same time. On the average these thermostats helps you save around 12% to 13% of energy use.

Garage Doors

How dangerous is it to leave your garage door open? You can imagine pretty well the consequences right? If it was a traditional door you would be forced to go back home to close the door. But what if you are already on a flight to somewhere? This is where smart garage doors come into the equation.

This smart technology allows homeowners to check the status of their garage doors from their smartphone. The technology takes it a step further by remotely closing or opening it as well. Control can be done from miles away to preserve the safety of your home. Once again, smart technology preference goes back to home security issues.

Watering Systems

Just like energy conservation, efficient use of water in homes is on the rise. This is why there is a demand for smart watering systems. This can extend from clean drinking water to that used for irrigation.

This type of systems would be great not only when there are water shortages and droughts but in everyday life as well. The system helps you to schedule watering sessions and keep track of the amount of water used. The system is also pretty simple and easy to use.

Security Cameras

We go back again to safety concerns for the home. The preference for smart home security cameras may be influenced by the fact that there is a burglary every 18 seconds in the United States and that around 60% of burglaries have been deterred by home security systems.

The cost for this technology is negated by the fact that you only have to pay for the equipment once and settle minimal service fees. So essentially smart homes that are pre-installed with security cameras are cheaper to operate and safer in the long run.

With safety dominating the smart home trends, more importance should be placed on home plumbing systems because this is one safety measure you can control. Ask Scott English Plumbing for help.