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High-tech smart homes becoming more popular for Colorado homeowners

DENVER -- New market research shows 60 percent of homeowners want the latest high-tech features built into their new house.

With business booming for homebuilders in Colorado, at least two major companies are offering the technology to homebuyers.

Lennar offers a "everything's included" package that features Amazon Alexa built into the home. With the technology, Alexa could communicate with someone at the front door to changing a thermostat.

The company said it makes the home smarter and safer. Amazon will even come out to help set up the devices.

Oakwood Homes is also making the transition into smart home technology.

The Home IQ package comes standard in all Oakwood Homes, making life easier, safer and more efficient. It allows you to use an app to control everything from a thermostat to allowing you to lock and close your doors.

It even includes a sprinkler system detecting when it's raining and no need for water.

"It's a smart package. It's all app controlled. It's convenience security and savings for our homeowners," Oakwood Homes said.

Technology packages are also offered from other companies such as Thrive Home Builders and companies like Nexia and One-Touch-Home allow you to build automation into older homes.

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