It’s hard to believe that just over a decade ago, the closest most NYC homes got to being ‘smart’ was a dial-up internet connection. Now, trends in NYC home automation are lightyears away in security, temperature control, lighting and entertainment to complement the unique lifestyles of the NYC professional, business traveler or on-the-go family.
NYC Requires Smart Security
One of the most in-demand home automation trends is smart home security systems, which comes as no surprise given that the vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes. Modern smart home security systems are understated and work behind the scenes to keep you safe, allowing you to maintain your aesthetic while more importantly, securing your safety.
Keyless entry is a big trend in smart home security this year, as are digital keypads and connected and automated lighting systems. If they’re not already part of your home security system, it is a good idea to consider adding them to your modern NYC home.
Smart Thermostats Save Money, Increase Comfort
Newer smart home thermostats offer better energy efficiency and much more detailed programming options than when you first saw this trend emerge. With a smart climate control system, integrated dimmers, timers and occupancy sensors help reduce energy waste. In New York, the average monthly electric bill for residential customers is $171/month but by reducing energy waste, you can potentially lower your current monthly bill.
Some climate control installations also offer integrated smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring options, so you can keep your home safe and comfortable at the same time.
Lighting Control to Set the Mood and Improve Energy Efficiency
Homeowners have a growing desire for smart home lighting technology because of its aesthetics, energy efficiency and wellness benefits. Mitchell Parker, Houzz senior editor shares, “In 2022, light fixtures were the most popular technology item among renovating homeowners. Even more notable is the share of homeowners who opted for smart lighting, which can be controlled from a mobile device. It grew from 14% in 2021 to 17% in 2022.”
Automated blinds and connected shades allow you to control how much natural light you have and at what time of the day, and smart outdoor lighting systems turn the outside of your NYC home into the ultimate extension of your living space.
Smart Home Entertainment Systems Create Immersive Experiences
Custom home entertainment experiences are arguably one of the fastest-growing areas of smart home technology. High-performance entertainment is more than buying high-end products; it’s only achieved when systems integrate seamlessly when upgrading your home theater installation, media room control, whole house audio, whole house video, or outdoor entertainment.
One of the 2023 trends to watch is smart home entertainment systems that will offer curated content based on user preferences, mood, and social context.
Home Robots Lighten Your Workload
As smart home technology develops, robots have increased their role in creating the ideal smart home, typically over the tasks no one really wants to do. Robot vacuum cleaners are cleaning floors, robotic dogs are occupying kids, robotic mowers are tending to the landscape, etc.
When it comes to trends in home automation in NYC, the possibilities are nearly endless. Whether you need to create a state-of-the-art smart home office to stay connected to your business, increase home security or upgrade your control options, there’s something to support the unique needs of your home and lifestyle.
We’re already seeing AI start to move into the home automation arena, and it’s only a matter of time before your smart home devices aren’t only listening to your commands but they’re starting to anticipate your wants and needs. There’s a good chance that no matter what kind of automation or digitalization you can think of, it’s either already possible or it will be soon.
Let your imagination run wild, create your home automation NYC wish list, and then talk to the professionals who can make it all happen for you.