I Want To Automate My Home – Where Do I Start?

 

There are a lot of options, systems, and integrations available on the market today. Unfortunately, if you’re not a home automation expert, it can be a little overwhelming. The good news for you – we ARE home automation experts, and we can help you figure out where to begin so you can join the 69% of Americans who have started to use some form of home automation.

1.    Analyze How Tech Savvy You Are

Not all home automation setups are the same. Do you want something that is easy to access from one control panel, or are you capable of navigating more complex tech systems? Remember, your smart home should make your life easier, so don’t get carried away with a setup that is too complex for you to take advantage of. Once you take a good look at how comfortable you are with technology, you can move on to the next step.

2.    Figure Out What You Want Your Home Automation to Do

This step is crucial. Think about how you want your home automation to help you in your everyday life. Do you want to automate your shades? Or maybe you want to wire your whole home with audio. Here is a list of many of the things home automation can do:

  • Whole Home Audio
  • Turn Lights On and Off from Your Phone
  • Adjust or Schedule Temperature Changes
  • Monitor and Control Access to Your Home and Property
  • Lock Your Home (From Near or Far)
  • Monitor Your Home with Security Cameras
  • Set Your Oven to Heat Up at a Specific Time
  • Establish a Lighting Schedule and Set Different Lighting “Scenes”
  • Monitor Home Systems for Damage (Before it Escalates)
  • And Even More!

3.    Decide If You Have the Time to Install All of Your Tech

You know what’s worse than not having a home automation system? Having a half-finished home automation cluttering up your house for 6 months. If you feel confident you can install all of your tech, we encourage you to do so! But if you’re prone to starting projects, we recommend hiring a team of professionals to set up your system.

4.    Find a Home Automation Company to Support You

Even if you install your home automation system yourself, you’ll want to find a local home automation company to support you. They will be able to support you if your tech breaks down. They will also support you if your system needs updates or upgrades.

 

Need more information on starting your home automation? Drop us a line, and we will be happy to consult with you on your project.

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