Pet-Centric Tech to Help Builders Cash In

Pet-Centric Tech to Help Builders Cash In


Pet ownership in the United States has exploded in the past few decades with 62 percent of homes having at least one pet, according to the U.S. Humane Society.

Builders can cash in on this established market by offering connected devices that help homebuyers care for their four legged friends.

Not to mention, this type of tech tugs at the luxury buyer’s heartstrings, which sets you apart from other builders in the marketplace.

Some connected devices can be installed by the builder, while other wearables and standalone tech can be offered as housewarming gifts in pet-friendly homes.

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Joann Kandrac of Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs has noticed the trend growing toward concealable pet accommodations over the past few years. She says that luxury clients in particular want pet-centric tech without compromising the overall LUX look of the home. And they

“Let’s face it, dogs are a part of the family and affect our daily routines. Homeowners want clean, clutter-free homes,” said Kandrac.

Pet-Centric Tech Possibilities


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Allow constant monitoring over pets with remote monitoring systems
Remote monitoring systems give pet owners peace of mind.

Monitoring Systems

Many homebuyers treat their pets like furry children, so naturally they’re concerned about what their pets are doing then they’re not home.

Now builders can offer them mobile-ready tech with remote monitoring systems.

Homes that come standard with this connected technology will stand out to potential buyers who want to check on their pets while at work.

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Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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