We are all living through a technological explosion and almost everything in our lives is being upgraded by internet-enabled devices and gadgets. These devices make your life easier, and they are great to have around. With all of the benefits they provide, shouldn’t some of it go toward modernizing your rental unit?
Today, we’ve prepared a list of our top technology choices that will improve your property. This article will come in handy for anyone who is looking to upgrade the house, but especially for tech enthusiasts!
Stereo and virtual assistant
Voice assistant technology has revolutionized the way we work and function. Whether we want to know if we’re going to need a sweater before going outside, or want to listen to music while making breakfast, voice recognition technology seems to always be there and has the perfect answer.
It’s often referred to as an intelligent virtual assistant or an AI digital assistant, and it leverages artificial intelligence and voice recognition in order to respond to human queries in real-time. Thanks to this smart invention, the voice assistant is able to synthesize the user’s initial message, break it down and evaluate its request, and then offer a meaningful and timely response in return.
It’s a modern way of helping you in your day-to-day life, doing a lot of things to aid your daily tasks, like providing the comfort of turning the lights off and on when you don't want to get out of bed to do it yourself, or your hands are full and you can’t get to the light switch. It’s a cool addition to your home, especially if you’re a tech lover and are looking for quick and accessible internet guidance.
It’s a known fact that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are life savers. The scariest part about carbon monoxide poisoning is that it can happen slowly, over time, and you wouldn’t be able to tell, especially if the leak is minor.
Because this is so subtle, CO alarms are designed to warn you of any unusual build-up of CO in your home before anything happens. Higher levels of CO may occur from improperly maintained, installed, or used fuel-burning appliances, back-drafting appliances or fireplaces, or cars in garages.
We've talked about CO detectors, now let’s go to something equally important. Smart smoke alarms are now able to differentiate between types of fires by detecting different types of particles, making them the most efficient tools of their kind for fast danger recognition.
They can be connected to mobile devices to receive immediate alerts regarding the location and kind of danger detected and to allow remote silencing. This is a great gadget to have, as you would get an alert no matter where you are.
Installing an outdoor camera can keep your tenant protected and stress-free, and it enables you to stay updated on who is walking around. In worse scenarios, it can serve as proof of less-pleasant events, such as a robbery or car accident.
An outdoor camera can also keep you up to date on who is coming in and out, if a party is being thrown, or if your renters have decided to get a pet when there was a clear no-pet clause stated in the lease agreement.
Two of the most common sources of water damage are leaking pipes and burst water pipes. Unfortunately, we often cannot see pipe damage until it’s way too late, and a lot of damage has already been done. In order to prevent serious issues from arising because of faulty pipes, install a water leak system that will detect a problem before disaster hits.
These as well can be paired to mobile devices to receive an immediate alert when their integrated cables detect a potential leak, which can be a valuable asset when it comes to protecting property from water damage.
Smart thermostats are an excellent investment for your property. They know when you’re not home, they know when you’re awake and when you’re asleep. The ones that save their owners the most money are the ones that aren’t adjusted much at all and are rather left to change the temperature by themselves. This is because they’re explicitly designed to lean toward energy conservation, thus cutting on heating costs.
Smart thermostats protect owners from guests setting a temperature and leaving, or forgetting to turn the thermostat off after they’ve vacated a rental. These allow you to save on your energy bill whether you want to be involved in monitoring your heating and cooling output or just let it work by itself.
Motion sensor lights
If you don’t have motion sensor lights installed in your home, you might be missing out on a better way of living. This is a great and smart route to take if you want to save some more money, rather than just forgetting to turn off the lights at all times. Besides that not being a mother-Earth-friendly option, your energy bills will go up significantly.
With motion sensor lights, you will use your lights only when you need to, lower energy bills, and have a clean conscience of knowing you’re not wasting energy. Plus, it’s a great way to modernize a home and provide more comfort, without the need to always worry about turning the lights on and off.
Tech gadgets for rental properties are showing up everywhere these days. At the heart of intelligent tech gadgets is maximizing efficiency, allowing users to manage their resources best, and personalize and improve their spaces. For this reason, several of those gadgets can be a great investment for landlords, as they provide cutting-edge ways to improve property management and make homes more appealing to tenants who value safety and efficiency.
A property manager can be of help when choosing what gadgets to level up your property with, as they have expertise in what tenants want and what they are looking for. They also keep up with all of the real estate trends and are up to date with what has the highest demand.
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