Since 1984 when the National Association of Home Builders formed a group to explore “Smart Houses,” we’ve heard about how the connected home would change our lives. Though the smart home concept may have gotten off to a clunky start, that’s about to change. Most existing homes weren’t built for the world of connected devices, but today’s top home builders are embracing smart home building with the potential to seriously impact your daily life. Installing Wi-Fi, much like installing HVAC, will become the norm for builders certified through the Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that founded the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design program. Here are reasons why Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design matters to you now.
You’ll Get Seamless Connections
The jumble of connectivity standards is now streamlined thanks to the builders who are offering Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs, giving homebuyers the ability to easily connect devices throughout the home for seamless voice control, shopping, and home automation. Standardized wireless technology in the home is the goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s network of companies comprising over 35,000 products.
You’ll Eliminate Dead Zones
Patchy Wi-Fi can create frustrating dead spots at home. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design has full coverage from the ground up, installed in optimal locations for robust coverage. You’ll be able to answer the door from any room or stream a DIY video in your garage without the interruptions of buffering. There’s no need to buy and install Wi-Fi access points for better connections or to fill in the dead zones after the home is built.
You’ll Be Prepared for the IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term defining the growing number of everyday appliances and products with integrated technology that one day may communicate with each other. A preinstalled Wi-Fi networked home is built for growth as new and diverse technologies are introduced. You won’t have to wonder if you’re investing in the right equipment or that some other bigger and better program is going to come out after you’ve installed a network. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design forecasts increases in smart device and Wi-Fi usage over time so your home is future-proofed to implement anything that’s introduced in to the IoT market.
You May Boost Resale Value
Connectivity drives the way families live and manage their homes. Increasingly, home buyers are seeking homes with cutting-edge technology and automation. According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s 2017 Smart Home Marketplace Survey, 71 percent of buyers surveyed look for “smart ready” homes, noting that buyers of all ages are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about smart home technology. Not only do buyers understand it, they expect this type of utility to be included in a home. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design offers homebuyers the promise of an exceptional user experience no matter how heavy their demands might be.
Lennar’s automated homes are built according to the Wi-Fi Alliance® program guidelines for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs. See the Wi-Fi Alliance website at www.wi-fi.org for additional information regarding the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design program. The Wi-Fi Alliance also certifies home designs after review of a home floorplan, which may occur after your closing. Wireless performance in homes will vary due to design changes, construction changes, placement of furnishings and appliances, usage, and local conditions. Network performance will be affected by network configuration, the number of users, and the type of use. Homeowners are responsible for providing their own Internet connection and determining their own bandwidth needs, which may vary. Lennar does not guarantee that networks, equipment, or services will meet all homeowner needs. Homeowners are also responsible for configuring all security features. Lennar does not warrant or represent that any network or network device is secure or can prevent all privacy intrusions, malware, or cyber-attacks, even when correctly configured. Third party companies are not affiliated with this promotion, nor do the third party companies sponsor, endorse or support this promotion. Certain products and services are provided by third parties, and not Lennar. Lennar does not guarantee any equipment or services provided by third parties. Additional disclosures and disclaimers relating to The Connected Home program will apply. See your purchase agreement and related disclosures for details. Energy claims were developed by third parties and not based upon specific testing of an individual home. Savings will vary due to many variables, including but not limited to, actual utility rates and fees, actual construction, floor plan, occupancy, appliance usage, thermostat settings, weather conditions, number of individuals occupying the home and orientation of the home.