Redfin expands Direct Access self-guided home tours to more markets

Redfin is expanding its Direct Access Home tours to more markets, meaning buyers will be able to view vacant homes without an agent present in more parts of the U.S. The company said it’s bringing Direct Access to 22 new markets via a new partnership with the security firm ADT, which will install smart home

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Smart Home Hubs: Making Your Smart Home Dream a Reality

Smart homes are now a ubiquitous feature in the real estate market. Global estimates for the smart home market by 2022 stands at $53 billion. In North America, more homeowners spend heavily on smart home improvements with spending expected to reach billion by 2022. Smart homes are hot property as home buyers consider benefits of

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What will Happen to Smart Home Technology This Year?

What will happen to smart home technology this year was the question posed by Forbes to its Technology Council. 2017 saw more people embracing the concept of smart home technology, and it’s been predicted that this market

Amazon Key Home Delivery Option Could Affect Home Insurance

Amazon has announced a new service called Amazon Key that will deliver parcels inside a customer’s home. According to a press release, a 2015 report showed 23 million Americans had recently delivered parcels stolen from their homes

Consumers Delaying Their Purchase of Smart Home Devices

According to an article in the Business Insider, people are becoming more cautious about smart home devices, apart from the Internet of Things devices. The reason is because of concerns about security.

41% of US Households Intend Purchasing Smart Home Device

Recent research just released by Parks Associates shows that 41% of US broadband households have plans to purchase a smart home device within the next 12 months. This includes 27% who have high purchase intentions.

Keeping Kids Safe with AI Powered Home Security

Most people are interested in AI-powered home security to keep their family safe and an article in venturebeat.com highlights how home security powered by artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before.

Biggest Users of Smart Home Technology Are Older

According to an article in Techdigest.TV a recent poll has revealed that more than a third of adults in the UK aged over 55 have smart technology devices within their home compared to less than a fifth of those aged between 18 and 34.

TruSense Announces Integrated Smart Home Technology for Seniors

TruSense announced that it is now offering sensor technology to help identify the way a person lives for example how often they get out of the house, how long they spent sleeping or in the kitchen.

Improving Independence for People with Disabilities with Smart Home Technology

An article in Optometry Times highlights how smart home technology can help people who are visually impaired, pointing out that the latest mainstream technology includes accessibility features that are built-in from the start.

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