HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT BY MAKING IT A SMART HOME: A CASE STUDY
SMARTHOMEWORKS are often approached by clients who are looking to raise the quality and value of their investment homes by converting them into a smart home. Smart home installation jobs are rising in popularity and are a much more attractive prospect for renters as they make day-to-day life much more straightforward.
In this particular case, a high-profile sporting client was looking to make their investment property stand out in a reasonably developed market. The conversion to a well designed, planned and professionally installed smart home automation system would help to increase the resale value of the property while distinguishing it from other properties in the area.
As our client specialises in the world of sports and not property development, they turned to their financial adviser for recommendations, and it was decided that turning the investment into a smart home was one way to standout from the crowd.
CLIENT CONCERNS AND BUDGET
SMARTHOMEWORKS were working to a strict budget with the client concerned about what electrical outlet variances would be required to achieve the desired outcome. The primary goal was to ensure that the usability and function of the new system was intuitive, robust and maintainable, along with being well-documented to help with resale.
Luckily, the home was in construction phase which meant little to no interruptions to existing infrastructure or systems were required. This also lowered the cost as construction was able to be designed with the smart feature installation in mind, as opposed to spending extra funds on re-installation.
THE CONTROL SYSTEM
Savant’s Home Automation System was chosen due to its easy-to-use interface which was much nicer. The home had a third party air-conditioning control device which was able to communicate with the Savant Home Automation System without voiding any warranties.
The Savant Home Automation System is an elegant automation option that essentially controls your whole home from a single app. Savant Pro controls your lighting, climate, entertainment, and security. It can:
- Control any light in the house from anywhere
- Save energy by automatically turning off lights in empty rooms
- Schedule outdoor lights to turn on when you arrive home from work
- Turn off the entire home with one button
- Adjust the thermostat remotely and control the shades to close at mid-day
- Set specific temperatures in different rooms
- Provide alerts about extreme cold or humidity