Veterans Live Easier with Smart Home Tech

Veterans deserve to live with freedom, ease and accessibility.Veterans deserve to live with freedom, ease and accessibility.

Gaining freedom through smart home technology.

It’s a concept many builders throughout the country have utilized, especially when it comes to our nation’s heroes, and production builders are no exception. Thanks to the latest in home technologies, they can help disabled veterans regain their independence. 

Connected lighting, locks, entertainment, thermostats and more allow them to have more efficient day-to-day routines and create a potential environment to age in place. 

Builders can use these examples to offer similarly minded tech packages to their clients.

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Home Automation for Anthony Yanaz

Veteran Anthony Yanaz benefits from Kohler appliances in his kitchen.
Veteran Anthony Yanaz benefits from Kohler appliances in his kitchen.

Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Yanaz was left a quadriplegic when an improvised explosive device struck the driver’s side of his convoy in Afghanistan back in 2010. After emergency surgery, multiple treatments and therapy, Yanaz has since regained some use of his hands.

Thanks to the foundation Homes for the Troops, he now lives in an Oklahoma home decked out with home automation technology that makes it easier for him to live and enjoy life with his wife and son.

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About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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