If you’re buying a new home you probably have a checklist of features you expect, including granite countertops, hardwood floors and maybe tile in the bath. Increasingly, there’s a new item on the list — technology.

Home builders are responding by building different levels of technology into homes at every price range, from houses in subdivisions to million-dollar-plus estate homes. A subdivision house might come pre-wired for a reliable Wi-Fi Internet connection while a more elaborate system might control almost every function in a home, from the door locks and the thermostat to the shades, the lighting and more.

“It pretty much does everything,” Brian Shulman said of the automation system in his house in Nashville, which was built by Castle Homes. ACT, a Nashville-based security and technology company, provided the automation system which Shulman’s family controls through an app created by Savant.

Read the full article at Tennessean.com