How to Get The Smartest Beacon Hill Condo on the Block

Smart Beacon Hill condo automation is exactly what it sounds like, automating the ability to control items around your Beacon Hill condominium, – everything from window shades to pet feeders, with a simple push of a button or a voice command. Some activities, like setting up a lamp to turn on and off are simple and relatively inexpensive. Others, like advanced surveillance cameras, may require a more serious investment.

Setting up a smart Beacon Hill condo can seem a little overwhelming; but thankfully, there are plenty of devices that allow you to begin the process with minimal investment:

Beacon Hill condo Smart Locks

Keyless entry and ignition features have been available on cars for a while, and now with smart deadbolt locks you can bring that technology right to your front door. Smart lock users have the option to enter their home by punching in a code on the keypad, or by using an App. The twofold purpose is convenience and security, as users can pre-program multiple entry codes and then designate the days and times when those codes can be used. Most smart locks easily fit onto most standard doors and takes only a screwdriver to install.

Wireless Home Security Cameras

You don’t have to live in a $20 million Beacon Hill mansion to invest in a home security system. The beauty of wireless home security cameras is that not only are they easy and convenient to set up, but they can stream video to any mobile device and alert you if there is any suspicious noise or behavior detected. The best ones offer additional features, including programmable security modes and recordings, as well as cloud storage for those recordings.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats allow you to preset the temperature inside your home, automatically adjusting if you’re going to be away or if the temperature and/or humidity outside the home changes. They can even learn and adjust to your personal preferences and show you real-time energy consumption, while allowing you to control the entire system remotely.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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