Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

Charlotte, NC: What’s All the Fuss About?

As a retiree looking for a place to settle in your golden years, you’ve probably heard or read about the increasing population in North Carolina’s cities such as Cary, Raleigh and especially Charlotte, the ‘Queen City’. For both young families and the older...

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

Reasons to settle in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City of the state has experienced a new phenomenon in recent years: not only retirees, but now young families have found a jewel nestled in the Piedmont region, conveniently located between the Appalachian mountains and the beautiful white sands of the North...

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

North Carolina Facts: Get to Know the City

If you clicked this article, maybe you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina. This beautiful state has something for everyone, and in the last decade has seen a significant increase in its population due to its high quality and serene living, perfect for...

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Interested in Lake Living? Here’s what you need to know

Picture yourself waking up to the glistening reflection of the sun on the lake surface. The crisp morning air fills your lungs as you step out of bed and the chirping of the birds and the soft waves of the lake escort your steps as you drink the first sip of hot...

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

How to stay happy and active during the winter months

For many retirees, these are the months of the year when the magic happens: loved ones come from all over the country to visit and the house is filled with warm smiles and laughter and the smells of freshly-cooked food and spices.  However, the activities of a retiree...

smart home

How to make your house smart through automation

We are in a new era! Each of us are surrounded by technology that makes our lives easier in the work and even living space. 

These days we see air conditioners that activate 30 minutes before we arrive, lightbulbs that turn on when we enter the room and even coffee makers that automatically brew our good-old morning joe while we listen to the news. 

How is this possible? Well, it’s the magic of home automation. This refers to interconnecting your devices through the internet to automate their functions and create a “smart home”. 

A “smart home”, as people call them, automates your everyday home tasks to make your life easier, more productive, and cleaner for the environment. First, smart light bulbs can be programmed to turn on and off at certain schedules or even manually controlled with your smartphones. This means you can save energy, adjust the brightness and even the color of your light bulbs to customize your home for your needs on any occasion. 

Another feature are the smart thermostats that can easily adjust the temperature of your home even if you are not there, so you always arrive to find the perfect temperature even on a snowy day. The best part is that the thermostat can learn your preferences and adjust accordingly, isn’t that amazing?

But automation not only improves our daily lives, it also makes our house safer. Automated houses have smart security systems that can be armed or disarmed from your smartphone and use digital assistants or voice commands to activate or deactivate. No more going to the panel in the living room to turn on the security system!

There are also automated door locks that can be connected to an app on your smartphone and automatically unlock your door as you approach, or smart carbon monoxide and smoke detectors that send a signal to your phone to pinpoint which room the smoke is coming from, so you are aware of any trouble even when you are outside. 

All these automation gadgets can make your home more comfortable, more enjoyable and even more secure. New technologies are here to stay and also to make our lives better, and this is only the beginning. 

Want to automate your home? We’d love to help you create your perfect house at our newest Corbinton community, Corbinton at Kildaire Farm.  Contact us today at 1-888-523-9070!