If you are a DIY person, you get a certain degree of pride in building out your own smart home system, but there’s no shame in hiring a pro. There is a big difference between buying a bunch of retail smart gadgets and having a professionally installed fully integrated smart home system. Configuring your own hub and adding equipment to it piecemeal is the most complicated way to go about setting up a smart home environment. We would like to list a few things you should consider before trying to DIY your smart home installation.
Consider The Size And Material Makeup Of Your Home
If you have a big home with a lot of different building materials such as stone, mirror walls, or floor heating, you will more than likely have problems with the wireless concept. A professional can help with wiring your home.
Think about taking an inventory of how many smart devices you are hoping to add. There are so many to consider:
- garage doors
- garage doors
- hot tub
- cinema room
A professional system will discuss your wish list and design a custom solution for your home. By hiring a professional, you can make sure you are getting the most out of all your devices and that they are working at their highest potential with proven results.
Controlling All Those Devices Takes A Lot Of Work
As you add smart devices to your home, you will also be piling up apps on your phone to control them. With a professional system, you will be able to control all your smart devices in one place with one app. One of the big advantages of using a smart home hub is the unified experience for all of your devices. No matter the brand, as long as they can connect to the hub, you can control them with one app, whereas smart devices that don’t use a hub require their own third-party apps.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Have Only One Remote?
With a professional system, you can have a universal remote. It cannot only manage your TV but can control your lights, blinds, temperature, door locks, and more. No need to turn on the TV with one remote and change the input with another.
Smart Home Automation
With a fully integrated professional system, you can control and monitor various home systems to help provide comfort, convenience, and energy savings. Professional systems can control and bundle actions that all work together; like turning on the lights, locking the door behind you, and starting your audio as you walk in the door.
Your System Is Only As Good As Your Network
Having a system professional on board will help ensure reliable connectivity for every device. Most of us do not know a Zigbee from a Z-Wave or our Wi-Fi from our Bluetooth but we know we do not want our devices to cause lagging and buffering. Without a good network infrastructure in place, all of those things will happen. Your system pro will know about network planning.
Smart Home Monitoring
It is easy to have remote access. After installation, you will be able to monitor your home and create custom notifications that keep you informed of your home while you are away. In case you forget to close the garage door, you will be able to do it while stopping for your morning coffee. You will also be able to access trouble in your system from afar. A cloud-based management system will keep you from having a service visit for a simple request such as rebooting your system.
How Do You Want To Handle Upgrades, Maintenance, And Troubleshooting
Home tech systems will have updates, new software, and even wear out. Can you handle the updates, maintenance, and troubleshooting or will you want to have a pro armed with the knowledge to do the upkeep and management of your system?
The installation can be quite tedious. Do you want to do the wiring or hire a pro to pull wires through crawlspaces or attics, climb onto the roof to mount cameras, set up sensors, and worry about connecting everything and getting it working properly? Or do you want to hire a pro?
Smart Home Simplified – All-In-One Smart Home System
Having a built-in smart home system means anyone can access and control your system from a centralized location. Make it easy for family, friends, and guests so they can control popular smart home products and experiences from a touchscreen panel on your wall. All-in-one smart home touchscreen controller installs in place of a light switch panel.
Centralized Equipment Storage
Using enclosures of standard dimensions and type greatly facilitates the process of installation, maintenance, and repairs, while also making the process of upgrading more seamless. There are several common sizes of server racks that are most widely used. Instead of having random devices and cables scattered all over the house, a professional can directly wire speakers, lighting, internet, and more into dedicated panels or AV Racks
The Smart Home. It’s a place that anticipates your needs and empowers you to fine-tune your environment. Putting it all together isn’t a smooth ride, but the right setup and combination of devices can make your life easier and add real convenience. The smartest and easiest way to go is with a system professional.
About SimpTech Solutions
SimpTech Solutions operates as a residential and commercial electronics systems design and integration firm to deliver simple, flexible, and feature-rich technology solutions for customers across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Why Choose SimpTech Solutions? Because we listen to you! Once we fully understand what you want, we can put together a solution to fulfill all your needs and your greatest desires.
- Guidance – The knowledge to educate you on the latest technologies available and discuss how they might benefit your lifestyle.
- Personalization – The skill to create or upgrade an electronic system that is uniquely yours.
- Convenience – All work from design to installation to user training is done for you. We handle all the details to bring you a great end result.
- Integration – The expertise to unite several separate electronic components together so they function as an easy-to-use cohesive system.