The new tech that’s become must-have for modern homeowners

An inescapable tech trend of recent years has been the evolution of home security measures. We appear to have come some way from the primitive alarms that emitted a shrill siren at the detection of a trespasser, and which often were triggered by accident – much to the annoyance of neighbors!

In this article we will discuss the new tech, in security and in other areas, that is quickly becoming essential for the modern homeowner.

The new tech

Today, the discerning homeowner expects much more from their security provision, which is why brands like Ring have sprung to the fore. The Ring brand was born in 2013, when it was known as Doorbot, and it has enjoyed runaway success in the years that have followed. Bigger names took notice and in 2018 it was snapped up by Amazon for a sum reported to be in the region of $1.2bn and $1.8bn. It has continued its growth since the acquisition and today offers a range of products with varying safeguarding capabilities to homeowners.

At the heart of the product, however, is its connectivity with smartphones. Users of the service are able to monitor who’s at their door in real-time, wherever they are in the world, with a simple glance at a screen. It’s a perfect example of smartphone connectivity being utilized to offer peace of mind, served with convenience.

Other apps like Citizen and Nextdoor utilize a similar concept as part of an increasingly congested marketplace, although it’s not only in security where the change is happening. The smart-home concept hasn’t transformed the way we live just yet, but with brands like Google entering the sphere with its Nest range of products, it’s likely that smartphones will one day become the pre-eminent hub for aspects like thermostat control and even turning your lights on and off.

Factors behind the trend

These trends have been accelerated by the fact that the smartphone is a staple commodity for millions of people. Recent data suggests that 95% of the UK population are smartphone owners, and used to accessing apps for information, communication, productivity and entertainment.

Security and communication in the world of homeownership are just two of the sectors to capitalize on their rise. The majority of takeaway orders are now placed online, with services like Uber Eats allowing consumers to browse restaurants in one place before making a decision. Entertainment sectors, including online gambling, have also taken note, with similar comparison websites in place to help people choose the brand and game that suits them. In this sense, websites like – which also lists the bonuses available at each of the casinos it reviews – empower the consumer with information much the same way a good estate agent does.

What all of this means is that your average homeowner is used to turning to their screen throughout the day, and sectors close to homeownership provide just a few examples of industries adapting to the changing habits of the average person.

As we can see, more and more industries are waking up to the possibilities of a truly connected world that places the smartphone at the heart of everything. And it’s wise to bank on a future of at-home technology that is governed by the evolution of our handsets.

EAN Breaking News

Breaking News from the team at Estate Agent Networking. Have a new story to share with us? Then please get in contact today! When and where we can we will refer to third party websites with a 'live link back' where news was released first.

You May Also Enjoy

Breaking News


Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   Estate Agent Networking partners with Property Tech Show The ultimate property tech show is coming to London in February 2023 and Estate Agent Networking have been chosen as a media partner. The importance and the increase in interest of the subject #PropTech remains strong in 2022 and…
Read More
Home and Living

4 Reasons to Install a Loft Ladder at your home

While there’s no legal requirement saying that you need to have a loft ladder, investing in one can be incredibly smart. Sure, it’s perfectly possible to own a loft and make good use of it without a ladder, but it can become quite impractical at one point, especially if your family is growing or you…
Read More
Estate Agency delays
Software & Tech

Brief guide for managing time!

Time management is very important for everyone. It doesn’t matter what age you are and what kind of work you are busy with, it is important that you manage time. In the past there was no such way to keep track of time but today you have online time calculator by and task manager…
Read More
Software & Tech

How Social Media Can Help Your Real Estate Business?

Selling or buying a property is a crucial decision. Most of us are full of doubts, queries, and problems while undertaking this endeavor. This means your clients are seeking someone who has more expertise than just a license to become a real estate agent. They are looking for agents who will look out for their…
Read More
proptech show
Breaking NewsProptech News

Estate Agent Networking partners with Property Tech Show

The ultimate property tech show is coming to London in February 2023 and Estate Agent Networking have been chosen as a media partner. The importance and the increase in interest of the subject #PropTech remains strong in 2022 and industry experts expect this trend to continue through 2023 and beyond. 15 – 16 Feb 2023…
Read More
property price crash looming 2022 2023
Estate Agent Talk

MSN Scaremongering again? Property Market Crash reports

We all know, or at least by now should be waking up to, that MSN delivers mostly inappropriate / fake news and are countless times accused of political agendas when it comes to reporting on what’s going on in the world. What newspaper can refuse a controversial headline these days regardless to how legitimate the…
Read More