Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

The Triangle area in North Carolina comprises the Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Areas and the Henderson Micropolitan Statistical Area. Anchored by three major research universities -North Carolina State University, Duke University and...

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

Specialized care, a wide range of amenities, tailored recreation and home maintenance taken care of for you not only sound attractive, but they also sound expensive. Living in an Active Adult Community is often associated with high costs and numerous fees in exchange...

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Let’s go over the checklist of things your perfect place for retirement must have: High-quality health care providers. Cultural amenities and academic resources. Entertainment. Access to plenty of green spaces. Affordable housing. Start reading this article with your...

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Sure, there are plenty of options to choose from when you’re looking for a place to retire. You might find yourself on your way to Florida - the typical option for seniors looking for a place to rest - only to realize later that is not exactly what you expected.  The...

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Take a moment to consider what your wishes are for this new chapter in your life. What you choose to do and where you choose to be should be aligned as closely as possible with these wishes to help you find personal fulfillment and comfort in your golden years.  What...

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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!