Friday, June 22, 2018 08:00 AM

FROM SECURITY SYSTEMS TO FUN WITH ALEXA, BUYERS EMBRACE SMART HOMES

Bill Lewis, Special to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK TENNESSEE Published 7:00 a.m. CT June 22, 2018

Forget the dedicated wall unit, the Savant Pro can be operated via a smart phone with the main components tucked away in a closet.(Photo: Courtesy of Castle Homes)

Story HighlightsOle South pre-wires its homes to handle whatever level of connectivity the buyer wants to add.Lennar Homes recently began offering its Wi-Fi Certified Home Design.About a third of Castle Homes' clients invest in full home automation.

If youre buying a new home you probably have a checklist of features you expect, including granite countertops, hardwood floors and maybe tile in the bath. Increasingly, theres a new item on the list technology.

Home builders are responding by building different levels of technology into homes at every price range, from houses in subdivisions to million-dollar-plus estate homes. A subdivision house might come pre-wired for a reliable Wi-Fi Internet connection while a more elaborate system might control almost every function in a home, from the door locks and the thermostat to the shades, the lighting and more.

Single-family homes in Midtown, Edgehill, Sylvan Heights, Acklen Park, Music Row, Hillsboro Village, West End/Vanderbilt ...

News source: The Tennessean

See also: Steven Enrich