Updating your bathroom, a turnkey kitchen and hardwood flooring are all elements that can increase the value of your home. However, each of these requires expensive renovations, as well as somewhat messy processes. Did you know there are ways to increase the value of your home without the hassle when you invest in the right security and home automation products?

Security systems and home automation systems are beneficial now, and in the future, may help you sell your home faster. In fact, some studies have shown that the right smart features can boost the resale value of your home by as much as five percent.

Install Smart Thermostats

When you install a smart thermostat, it will help you save energy, which will help increase the value of your home. In many cases, these thermostats pay for themselves in a period of just two years and offer a lifetime of savings for you (and future homeowners). You can program your smart thermostat to adjust the temperature based on what time of day it is, sync it with your schedule and even control them with your mobile device.

Install Smart Lights

With smart lights, you can turn your lights on and off with your mobile device. You can also control them with voice activated technology and even create a custom pre-set schedule. Set the lights to come on when you are close to home, or at various times during day to help deter thieves. This is another type of smart technology that is appealing for future home buyers, increasing the value of the home.


A smart doorbell is able to be integrated with your mobile device, allowing you to speak, here and see anyone at your front door. This is a feature that is extremely exciting to many potential homebuyers since they may not be familiar with the area or the people around. When a buyer cares about safety, a smart doorbell is going to make a great impression.

Home Alarm Monitoring

This is another feature that is becoming more and more popular. You can have this pre-installed when your home is being built. Also, when a home is being monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you and future owners of the home can have peace of mind they are safe.

Detectors and Sensors

Carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms are necessary in every home – regardless of size or age. Having modern equipment that a buyer can trust is an instant way to add value. Also, additional protection from various environmental hazards, such as sensors that alert you to low temperatures and the possibility of frozen pipes is beneficial. When you have these features installed, they can help you and future owners avoid significant repair costs in the future and even reduce the cost of insurance coverage.

As you can see, there are several ways that smart home features can increase the value of your home. Even if you don’t plan on selling in the near future, they can be convenient and helpful for you and your family, as well.