College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Jason D. Hailer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


A home to many is a comfortable and safe place to enjoy their leisure, a getaway from the world around them, and something they truly appreciate acquiring. A smart home can contribute to the comfort, efficiency, and value of a home to certain individuals. Upgrading a home from a traditional aspect to a smart home can be done as an easy do-it-yourself project on a weekend or several, depending on the number of upgrades desired. Major brands have and continue to release new products for smart homes that are simple and easy to use. The estimate sheet provided gives homeowners a rough cost to transform a typical 2,400 square foot home in Alameda, CA to a smart one. This paper provides survey responses of individuals that own smart home devices and how these devices add value to their life. Additionally, the participants that use smart home products would recommend them to their friends and family. The survey also suggests that most people that do not already own smart home products would want to add them in the future. Smart homes provide a more comfortable, efficient, and valuable home.