We use the term “smart” to describe many facets of modern homes. Often, it is a building that is computer controlled or monitored. Heat, air conditioning, appliances, perhaps security are all interconnected via the IoT (Internet of Things) network. Individual homes and complete neighborhoods can be remodeled or developed as smart.

For example, Alabama Power has developed a program called the Smart Neighborhood focused on homes that feature energy-efficient construction, energy-efficient appliances, connected devices, innovative security solutions, and home automation designed to simplify homeowners’ lives and give them more control over their home and energy use.

Chorus SmartSecure will work with Alabama Power on three neighborhoods currently under development. As the SmartHome equipment provider for this Smart Neighborhood program, Chorus provides builders with comprehensive designs that include the latest advancements in SmartHome technologies. By integrating solutions in home automation, security, video surveillance and analytics, and energy management, Chorus applies easy-to-use equipment, world-class service, and technical expertise to enhance the experience for homeowners in these new communities.

Smart neighborhood homes go beyond the scope of basic living. These high-performance homes are built to be comfortable, convenient, and connected while being customized for each homeowner. Programmable thermostats, improved insulation, and heat pump water heaters create an energy-efficient environment for the home. With Chorus SmartSecure’s technology, home features can be easily managed using smart devices and voice activation. Homeowners are connected while at home or away, for constant control over all smart technology solutions.

Three smart neighborhoods are currently under development across the state.  Located in the Auburn area, Northwoods by Holland Homes features 51 lots for an environmentally conscious approach to the company’s high-quality homes. Also in Auburn, Mimm’s Trail by Harris Doyle Homes has 55 lots for homes built for quality, style, and energy-efficient smart home features. Finally, Cedar Rock Farms by Curtis White Companies is located in Leeds and features 21 wooded homesites designed with the latest smart home technology. These communities are focused on energy-efficient standards for a wide range of homebuyers.

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