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Home Automation in Trendmaker Homes Makes Life More Convenient

Smart technology has revolutionized our culture, transforming the way we work and live every day. Home automation, in particular, has kicked the convenience factor into high gear allowing control of home security, temperature, lights, music and much more.

“Smart-home technology puts control of basic home systems into the hands of the homeowner,” explains Lee Joe, Design Studio Manager of Trendmaker Homes Houston. “Access is available from a remote point like a smart phone app or at a centralized unit inside the home. Home systems are controlled with the touch of a screen, the swipe of a finger or the sound of your voice.”

Trendmaker Homes includes Honeywell smart automation and Z-wave® entry lock and light switched in every home. Wired to meet current needs and allow for additional features down the line, the system integrates and streamlines many of the functions homeowners rely on each day.

“You can’t underestimate the value of home automation,” adds Joe. “It plays a huge role in making daily routines easier, more comfortable and safer.“

Here are a few ways home automation provides big benefits:


Automated lighting can make living safer and easier. When lights are pre-scheduled to come on, there’s no more worry about what’s lurking in the shadows or having to navigate inside a dark house. Systems also can be automated when you’re out of town to make your home look occupied. This can be particularly effective if combined with smart shades or shutters that you open and close remotely when you’re away from home. Additionally, if you forget to turn off the lights, you can do so remotely to save on energy costs.


Trendmaker homes feature four integrated lights in key locations around the home. Some smart lighting systems now come with ambient lighting that changes colors and shades to suit your mood, and even can be integrated with your music and speakers.


Smart locks let you lock and unlock doors from a remote location preventing inconvenient and expensive lockouts. Plus, it eliminates that not-so-secret hiding place for your key. Thieves know to look first under the mat, the fake rock or in the plant. In a Trendmaker home, the lock on the door between the garage and your home is programmable — especially useful when your arms are full of groceries or you have kids in tow.

Energy Efficiency

In Texas, morning temperatures often are comfortable, only to skyrocket into sweltering territory by late afternoon. Wi-Fi thermostats let you conveniently adjust your home temperature from a mobile app so you and your family are always comfortable. Smart HVAC systems help avoid wasting energy and prevent coming home to an unseasonably warm or chilly home.

Time and Money Savings

Home automation literally pays off. When you are able to use home systems for maximum efficiency, the savings can show up in the first utility bill. Money savings add up, but you’ll also be saving time. You can avoid wasted trips home, racing through the house turning everything off and time spent worrying about what was or wasn’t turned off.

Looking for a new home that offers the benefits of home automation? Our New Home Specialist, Kim Bennett, would be happy to help! Click here to learn more about our Houston communities or click here to learn more about our Austin communities.



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