Home automation is a significant investment that makes your life easier and improves the value of your home. Unfortunately, it can also be complicated to install yourself. Total Home Technologies will guide you through the entire home automation experience. Here are 5 home automation mistakes you don’t want to make and how you can avoid them.  


Not Planning Ahead


There are many things you can do with your home automation. It’s tempting to jump in and start adding features as they come across your newsfeed. However, when you do this, you are missing out on a lot of opportunities. You can also end up with non-compatible technology that will be difficult to change in the future. A home automation expert can help you optimally plan everything to avoid this. You also might not be familiar with all of the home automation tech currently on the market. Our experts will be able to share with you tech you might not have even thought existed!


Relying on Your Current Wi-Fi


Your current internet is probably fine to stream your favorite tv shows and keep you connected while you work from home; however, smart homes require a solid and steady internet connection to be useful. When installing your smart home technology, make sure you are using Remote Managed Wi-Fi. This will provide you with professional, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi so you can keep everyone and everything connected. You might think that your current Wi-Fi speeds are sufficient, but once you start adding more devices, you could see your speed start to dip. As part of our home automation service, we will make sure your internet has the bandwidth to handle all of your new smart devices.


Not Completing Security Updates 


Technology is an amazing addition to our lives, but it has one big flaw – its technology, which means it is susceptible to security weaknesses. In fact, 40% of smart homes have at least one vulnerable device right now. It is important you consistently update your automation technology, so you are not leaving your home vulnerable to attacks. When you work with a professional home automation team, they will help you maintain updates on your tech. Additionally, if you have ever updated the security features on devices you currently own, you know exactly how frustrating new updates can be. With Total Home Technologies, you won’t have to lift a finger, and our expert team will handle everything for you!


Buying Non-Compatible Tech


It might seem tempting to research and pick out the best tool for each task. Unfortunately, if you do that, you might end up with tech from a variety of companies. When this happens, it becomes very difficult to integrate your entire tech suite. Instead, you should trust the professionals to set up fully integrated automation, so your home is completely compatible and simple to use. We have worked with a lot of devices and know which ones are better suited and compatible with each other. You won’t have to worry about non-compatible technology when you work with Total Home Technologies.


Not Trusting the Experts


Installing home automation can be a complicated process. It is very easy to purchase the wrong technology, set it up incorrectly, or miss certain optimizations you could be taking advantage of. It’s best to connect with a home automation specialist to make sure you are getting the most out of your automation. Plus, if something goes wrong after the installation, you know exactly who to call. When you hire the expert team at Total Home Technologies, you will have an expert team just a phone call away!


Interested in learning more about how you can create the best automation in your home and not fall victim to these 5 home automation mistakes? Contact us today to learn more! We have helped hundreds of Austin, Texas residents with their home automation needs. Schedule a consultation with us today!