Renovating your home, no matter what the project, always seems to come with 2 ever-changing numbers:
Total Cost – Always budget for your project going 20% over budget, even if you are working with new construction.
Timeline – Always plan on your renovation “end date” changing (2 month project? Add another 2 weeks).
The average cost to remodel can range from $30,000-$50,000. If you are willing to invest this kind of money changing or customizing your home to better suit your needs, wouldn’t you want to protect your investment? People are willing to spend time and money customizing their homes to suit their needs or style. During your renovation, before the dust settles, this is a great time to make your house smarter and more secure.
SECURITY & AUTOMATION
During your home renovation, you are changing the look and function and look of your home. Installing or upgrading a home security system with automation features will only enhance your remodel.
Removing a wall between the kitchen and living room may give you a better sight line to the TV, but adding a video doorbell will provide even more visibility. Surveillance options include indoor and outdoor camera options that can be viewed on your smartphone or tablet from anywhere. Using the powerful Alarm.com mobile app will add both security and surveillance of your freshly renovated home.
Adding a remote thermostat to your renovation can actually save you money. Remote thermostats give you the ability to control the temperature in your home from your smartphone. You can also add remote lightbulbs, which you can control from the very same application. Forgot to shut the light off in the basement? Don’t know if it’s on or off? Check the app! It will show you what lights are on or off, and allow you to shut them off when not in use, and save even more energy.
Adding a remote door-lock to your from door will allow you to unlock your home at the door, using a key-code, or (you guessed it…) unlock it from your smartphone. You can even set your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to disarm using Bluetooth, and create a rule that unlocks your front door WITHOUT TOUCHING A THING!
To learn more about getting your home automated and secure, call BSG to speak with a live representative today 855-MYSMARTHOME.