Smart home tech is no longer the novelty of a small group of people. An increasing number of American homeowners want the convenience associated with technology that can control your heating, security, lighting and entertainment systems at the touch of a button.

Rather than being “cool” accessories, smart home tech has a practical use. It makes life a lot easier and adds a luxury touch to your property. Keep reading to find out about the latest smart tech innovations.

1. Security

Your home is one of your greatest investments, and it should be protected. An array of brand new smart security systems have been developed over the past few years. The line-up includes Viper Home, Oplink, SimpliSafe, and Scout. Most of these systems are quite similar although Scout is known for providing users with the most freedom.

These systems are becoming increasingly more customizable. Their primary functions are, of course, to alert you to intruders and act as a deterrent in the first place. You can get email alerts and even view a smart cam no matter where you are in the world. Each of these systems comes with a loud alarm capable of alerting the relevant security company.

Other security options include special lighting and interior and exterior cameras. BeOn smart bulbs replay your typical light pattern when you’re not at home and switch on automatically when they hear your alarm or doorbell. NestCam shoots video in 1080p, and its magnetic, swiveling base means you can set it up wherever you like.

If you own Brentwood luxury real estate or a home in any of LA’s most luxurious neighborhoods, it makes sense to keep it secure, and the vast selection of smart security systems allow you to do just that.

2. Climate Control

The days of messing around with your thermostat are long gone! Investing in a home climate control system is fiscally responsible, and valuable whether you want to help the environment or just to keep your property at the right temperature 24/7.

Smart thermostats such as Nest Learning, Ecobee, and Honeywell allow you to control the temperature in your home no matter where you are. Look for a system with a “vacation” mode as this means you can adjust the home’s lighting and climate settings when you are away. Imagine coming home on a blistering summer’s day and walking into a cool, comfortable room. Heaven!

3. Voice Assistant

As much as you love your spouse and kids, they aren’t always inclined to listen when you ask for something! Voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are two of the leaders in the field, and are designed to obey your voice commands.

You can request the latest news headlines while waiting for your coffee, set a timer for the food you put in the oven, or get it to switch the lights off when you go to sleep. These assistants are easy to install and fit in with your routine. A voice assistant is a real time-saver and stress-reliever and comes highly recommended for busy professionals.

4. Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Fail to clean up regularly and your home will look a lot less luxurious! Everyone knows that vacuuming is an immense pain so ease your burden by getting a robot to do the dirty work for you.

You can connect your robot vacuum cleaner to your wi-fi to achieve ultimate control. Why not program it to clean your floors while you’re away so everything is in pristine condition when you come home? The intelligent design of the latest cleaners enables them to get dirt from tight corners, and they can clean from room to room. You can vacuum all the floors in your apartment with a single click of a button.

5. Home Theater System

As awesome as the nightlife is in Los Angeles, sometimes you just want to relax at home. With a home theater system, you can get the cinema experience without dozens of popcorn bags rustling or the annoying recorded movie guy on the phone.

This system includes a huge HD screen, surround sound system, ambient lighting and even a row of plush leather seats. You can do your shopping while watching TV or listening to music. It is possible to adjust the sound, lighting, and even room temperature without ever leaving your seat.

You work hard and deserve the best. When you add the above smart tech solutions to your property, you can transform it into the home of your dreams.