It seems that the faster that you keep up with the latest, state-of-the-art technology, the faster technology changes. Builders both nationally and locally in St .Tammany Parish are learning very quickly that they either have to stay abreast of their knowledge of high-techn options and accessories for the new homes that they build, or they may lose potential home buying clients. At Ron Lee Homes, there is a constant stream of education and educational courses and seminars that are offered by the National Association of Home Builders, and both Ron Lee and Nancy Lee of Ron Lee Homes continually are attending these classes and courses in order to stay on the cutting edge of building technology.
Informational articles are also helpful to advise and inform both builders and home buyers alike about the latest trends in technology and how these trends affect the real estate market. Below is a list of up and coming products that are being offered as high-tech accessories or necessities for new homes being built.
1. Lighting by Bluetooth: Technology has advanced so much that you can now build a network throughout your home where all of your lighting and light switches are on what is called a mesh network. Each part of the network works off a node that “talks” to the other parts of the network, and the network can be accessed through Bluetooth and any smart device. When using this network, you can install a new light switch by sticking a new plate to the wall by using double-sided tape if you would like.
2. Talk to Your Home: As you may or may not already know, there is technology out there that makes it so that you can control your thermostat, alarm system, lighting system, and garage door openers by using a smart device like a smart phone, tablet, or pad. The systems are already “wired” or networked together and you can access them by using an app. The newest technology makes it so that you can use a language processor like Siri to “talk” to your home. You simply speak the commands into your smart device, and then that device talks to the systems in your home.
3. Low Power Wifi: This is a fairly new development on the market . The idea behind this device which is a super long-lasting “battery” that has Wifi capability, is that it will “retrofit” existing features of your home which use batteries and turn them into “smart devices.” One of the examples of this product is called the Roost. The Roost is installed in your smoke detectors, and if smoke is detected, it sends a notification to your smart device. This is just one of the many ways that such a device could be used to retrofit existing appliances and features of your home.
With technology moving, it seems sometimes, faster than the speed of light, it is the goal of Ron Lee Homes to stay on top of the latest trends and to be able to troubleshoot solutions to make the technology in the new custom home that you build with us user friendly for you and your family. Contact Us Today to discuss your technology needs. Call 985-626-7619 or E-mail Info@RonLeeHomes.com.