Four Great Tech Upgrades for Your New Custom Home


 When you’re building your new custom home in Toronto, consider your home technology options. In 2018, there are a lot of different ways that people can turn their new custom home into a “smarthome” by integrating Internet-connected devices. You’ll control your home environment from the comfort of your couch, at the touch of your smartphone.  

There’s no better time to take advantage of home technology than when you’re building your new custom home. So as you’re working with your home planners, like our expert team at Tribus Homes, here are just four of the options you can consider:  

Wi-Fi Security Cameras

Home security is a necessary part of home ownership in 2018, and you deserve to feel secure and comfortable in your new custom home. Modern security systems can include secure Wi-Fi-enabled cameras that will deliver live images and video to your laptop or mobile device. You’ll know exactly what’s going on around your home.

Smart Refrigerators

We’ve come a long way from the old white refrigerator. Modern networked smart fridges are powerful home network hubs. They can show you contents remotely without opening the door (useful when shopping!), set food lists for shopping, show recipes, plan your weekly meals, display pictures and memos, or play music. It can turn networked lights and door locks on and off.

It can even mirror what’s on the TV, so you won’t have to pause the family TV while you’re in the kitchen!

Ambient Smart Lighting

Good lighting is vital for turning a house into a family home. Modern networked smart lights can be controlled from any room in your house—or even from your smartphone! Whether you’re in a different room or a different city, you’ll never need to worry about having left your lights on. You can change their intensity and even their color from your computer or mobile device.

Look into these new digital solutions, and take control of your new custom home’s lighting.

Digitally Networked Thermostats

There’s nothing like coming home to a warm home on a cold Toronto night. Home heating isn’t cheap, though, and modern, efficient heating will significantly reduce your power usage. Today’s networked digital thermostats can have timers and sensors throughout the home, all connected to your mobile device. You’ll have the power to ensure that you’re heating the rooms that need it, when they need it, and saving power and money when you don’t.

Make Your Custom Home a Digital Home

These are just a few of the networked and digital options to consider when planning your custom home. The homebuilding experts at Tribus Homes can help you make your home comfortable and technologically modern. Give us a call, and our trusted team will work with you to build the home you’ve always wanted.

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