The Radiant line of connected lighting controls from Legrand
The Radiant line of connected lighting controls from Legrand

While consumers may shy away from the idea of a smart home, they value the benefits that practical smart products can provide.

“When you think about the smart products you should be putting into a home, think about what is it that [homeowners] use most often,” advises Dave Pedigo, vice president of emerging technologies at CEDIA.

Builders looking to include practical smart home products that appeal to the mass consumer should consider these base-level connected products in new homes.

Smart Locks and Security Systems
Increased security is one of the top reasons that homeowners want a smart home. Smart locks and security systems offer the ability to communicate with someone at the door, lock and unlock doors remotely, and provide individual access codes for frequent visitors.

Thermostats help homeowners save energy and utility costs, often by utilizing artificial intelligence to learn preferences for temperatures and adjust accordingly, while making smart decisions about energy usage.

Lighting Controls
Automated lighting controls can react to motion or voice, or can be managed via a mobile app. The controls provide homeowner convenience with features like the ability to set scenes that change lights simultaneously and the ability to turn lights on or off remotely.