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At MSP Capital, we’ve supported property developers for over four decades, witnessing many trends that shape the property market. One trend that is here to stay, and gaining traction weekly, is the integration of home automation technology into property developments.

With technological advancements shaping the way we live, work, and interact with our surroundings, developers must adapt to meet the evolving needs and expectations of modern homebuyers.

Gone are the days when a home was simply a place to eat and sleep. Today, homeowners seek a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and connectivity.

Smart home technology empowers residents to control various aspects of their home environment with the touch of a button or a simple voice command. It not only enhances everyday living but also contributes to energy efficiency and cost savings over time.

Smart homes are helping to redefine what a home can be. As awareness of this technology grows, so does the demand. The integration of technology is no longer a luxury only seen in high-end builds, but an expectation in mid-range new homes across the nation. The automated home market size is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% between 2024-2028.

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For developers, adding home automation features is a great opportunity to stand out in a crowded market. By catering to the preferences of tech-savvy buyers, developers can enhance the value and marketability of their properties.

Consider, for example, a block of flats equipped with smart locks, video doorbells, and remote access control. Not only do these features enhance security and peace of mind for residents, but they also command premium pricing in the market.

The concept of future-proofing is one of the most compelling arguments for integrating home automation technology into property developments.

With technology evolving at an exponential pace, developers must consider the long-term sustainability of their investments. By adding scalable smart home infrastructure, developers can ensure that their properties stay relevant and competitive in the years to come.

Integrating home automation technology into property developments is not without its challenges. From navigating technical complexities to managing budget constraints, developers must carefully plan to ensure success. Depending on the size of the scheme, developers may also need to consider how technology may change over the course of the build. Making sure the tech used in the beginning, matches the later phases.

Two steps that developers can take to get the most out of smart home technology are:

1  Partner with experienced technology providers who can offer guidance and expertise throughout the development process.

2  Prioritise scalability and flexibility when selecting smart home solutions. Developers should allow for easy upgrades and expansions as technology advances.

In conclusion, the integration of home automation technology represents a paradigm shift in the property industry. By embracing innovation and putting modern homebuyers’ needs first, developers can create properties that are good investments for the future. From increased property values to enhanced marketability, the benefits are clear.

To discover how MSP Capital can help finance your smart home projects and turn innovative ideas into profitable investments, contact our funding experts today by calling 01202 743400 or emailing [email protected]

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