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What Smart Home Features are Available with Solstice?

A huge benefit to building a new home in 2024 is the amount of smart technology that is available. Homes in Solstice come standard with Shea's "SheaConnect" smart home package, which is all about creating a convenient and secure home. Let's dive in to what you'll get:

Eero Home WiFi System

Every Solstice home is fitted with an Eero Home WiFi System, which provides multiple WiFi access points that are hardwired together. This should give you better and more consistent coverage in your home, especially when paired with the available Gigabit fiber internet available here.

Amazon Alexa

An Amazon Echo Show is included, which lets you control various smart devices, play music, set reminders, and more ---all through simple voice commands. Some users have found this to be a bit gimmicky, as it also has ads that cannot be disabled, but it is entirely optional. You can choose to not set it up, and use the apps directly from your phone instead.

Ring Doorbell

The included Ring Doorbell Elite gives you peace of mind by allowing you to monitor your front door from anywhere. Through your smartphone, you can see, hear, and speak to visitors, ensuring you never miss a delivery or unexpected guest. Ring has other cameras and devices available, so you can add additional features like doorway sensors and flood/freeze monitoring. 

Honeywell Smart Thermostat

Keeping your home's temperature perfect is hassle-free with the included Honeywell T5 Smart Thermostats. They are programmable and accessible remotely via your smartphone, so you can change the temperature without getting up! Depending on the size of your home, you will likely get multiple thermostats for each floor. They may hook up to separate HVAC systems, or control a damper system that allows for independent temperature control. Honeywell's app is compatible with Apple HomeKit, in case you'd prefer to use it for control.

Kwikset SmartKey

The Kwikset SmartKey technology allows you to re-key your locks quickly and easily, giving you control over who has access to your home. You can use this to lock and unlock your home using a PIN code, and create additional codes for guests or neighbors.

Aladdin Connect for your Genie Garage Opener

Open and close your garage door using just your smartphone with Aladdin Connect. This is a great feature for peace of mind, as you can check if you left the garage door open after you've left home, or even set an automatic timer to close the door if left open for an extended period.

Rinnai Smart Tankless Water Heater

If you opt for both the tankless water heater and recirculation pump upgrade, your Rinnai tankless heater will learn from your schedule to recirculate water when you use it most often. This means your showers and faucets will be warm within seconds, while conserving energy.

Smart Wall Switches

Leviton Smart wall switches are incorporated into various locations within new Solstice homes. Upgrades are also available to add additional switches and lights. You can control these with the My Leviton app, or add them to Apple Home or Amazon Alexa for even more options.

CAT6 Cabling

With CAT6 cabling throughout, homes in Solstice are wired for the highest levels of internet speed and data transfer. While the Eero WiFi system provides great coverage, you can get even better speeds and less network congestion by hardwiring devices like your TV or desktop computer into the CAT6 ports included with the home. If you need more ports in a specific location, they are available as a small upgrade.

A Smarter Way to Live

If you're curious how smart home technology can simplify your life, or you want to know more about purchasing a home in Solstice, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I can guide you through the benefits of each feature and help you envision a life where technology works seamlessly to meet your needs.

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Chris is a real estate agent who specializes in helping clients build, buy, and sell homes. Here are some benefits I offer to new construction clients:

  • Projected Budget of Your New Home
  • Pre-Drywall Inspection
  • 3D Matterport Model
  • On-Site Photos During Construction
  • Lot Selection & Design Center Consultations
  • Full Service Realtor Services

Remember, the builder pays my commission, so these benefits are available at no cost to you!

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