What Millennials Want, What They Really, Really Want

What Millennials Want, What They Really, Really Want

Did you know that millennials represent roughly a quarter of the entire population, with $1.3 trillion in annual buying power? More importantly, did you also know that 86 percent of millennials are willing to pay more for a home or rental property if it has smart home technology?

The question is, are YOU ready? How do you respond when clients say they want to control their lighting and small appliances through a smartphone or tablet? After all, they can improve home safety and security by turning lights on/off at scheduled times, like the front porch light on at 7 p.m. and off at 7 a.m. Automating a home can mean less stress and worry for your clients.

When a client asks about home automation, the first thing you should say is “Sure, we can do that.” Leviton® offers a full Decora Smart™ line of dimmers, switches and outlets that offer safety, comfort and convenience through easy-to-use apps available on iOS or Android. Fantastic, right? We also understand that it can be daunting to figure out the right product for a particular client’s needs.

Controlling lights with Decora Smart™ products is easy. The trick is figuring out which system—Z-Wave, Wi-Fi or Apple Homekit™—is right for a particular client. Luckily, we have a cheat sheet to help.

  • Will you attach lighting controls to an automation hub or security system? Choose Z-Wave.
  • Want to use Siri or the Apple Home app? HomeKitTM is your choice.
    • Decora Smart™ with HomeKit™ Technology allows you to manage home automation through an iPad, Mac, iPod Touch or Apple TV. Use voice controls via Siri or Alexa. Turn lights on, off, dim, fade, set motion sensors and control minimum and maximum brightness levels. Use the Apple Home app to control other devices like thermostats and door locks.
  • Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant/Android enthusiast and all the remaining smart lighting control applications? You want Wi-Fi.

Best of all? Anytime you need assistance before, during or after a project, Leviton® is here to help! Call, email, live chat or see our online library of installation videos.