Homes

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International | Smart Homes

The home at 7029 Sanctuary Heights Road in Fort Worth’s Mira Vista has a five-computer home control system for ease of living. It is represented by Laurie Brants and Clay Brants of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and priced $6,850,000.
The home at 7029 Sanctuary Heights Road in Fort Worth’s Mira Vista has a five-computer home control system for ease of living. It is represented by Laurie Brants and Clay Brants of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and priced $6,850,000.

Homes are getting smarter and smarter, says Mansion Global, a premier digital destination connecting the world’s affluent real estate buyers with prestige properties across the globe. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty already offers smart homes of all sorts, equipped with energy and timesaving devices galore. Now, smart homes are getting even smarter. Here, a few must-haves on the market now or about to be.

The buzz about smart speakers is getting louder. Speakers can now do everything from waking you up in the morning to answering those burning questions. (“How many miles is it to Manhattan?”) Many smart speakers can also adjust their audio output so that they always achieve a surround-sound effect no matter where you put them, plus they can control other smart-home devices and even catch you up on the news.

Combining traditional technologies with a cooking method utilizing radio frequency, the Miele Dialog oven purports to “talk” and “listen” to your food throughout the cooking process, adjusting radio-wave frequency and intensity as it monitors how much energy your meal-in-process has absorbed. Dishes come out perfectly, uniformly cooked, and it can greatly reduce cooking time, too.

In-home Wi-Fi is, of course, becoming more essential — which means the dead zones around your home will become even more pronounced. Mesh Wi-Fi systems are on the rise. Made up of multiple routers with overlapping networks that comprise a single system, mesh Wi-Fi works to virtually eliminate dead zones. As a side benefit, most mesh systems represent a huge leap forward in the aesthetic of Wi-Fi routers. Ranging from inoffensive to purely elegant, you won’t feel compelled to hide these new routers behind your houseplants.

To see all the exceptional homes, ranches and land offered by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty across North Texas and around the world visit briggsfreeman.com.

  Comments