Written 16th April 2015
Despite advances in the home technology system setup, most home automation systems work best when designed and installed by a trained professional.
As home automation systems become the mainstream when renovating and building your new home, you will find many do-it-yourself systems hitting the market, consumers are faced with the decision on whether to tackle the setup of a home automation system themselves or to hire a professional to do the job. While you will definitely save money by the DIY method, don’t let the cost of a professional sway your decision when a home automation system is such an integral part of your home.
At TechFit we receive so many calls from newly built home owners who let their electrician install what they described as a “Smart Home System”, that turns out to be not so smart.
There are many good reasons to invest in a professional, and the good news is that most manufacturers have implemented technology into their home automation systems that can streamline the programming and installation process significantly. Here are five reasons that will make you think seriously about hiring a home automation professional:
1. A professional installer will keep up with home technology trends
Technology moves at a swift pace. What’s new today is often deemed old tomorrow. A professional home automation installer will make a point of staying on top of and ahead of the curve when it comes to technology for the home. They know what’s new to the market and relevant to your home technology requirements. With so many new developments in technology on the horizon, this insight is a crucial factor when selecting systems for your home. So you can rest assured that your automation investment is sound and will stand the test of time.
2. They Understand Technology
We all have experienced shoddy workmanship on a home improvements job and the regret, frustration and annoyance when things go wrong. Whether it’s a less than professional paint job or an afternoon kitchen revamp that turned into a month-long project, moments like these are when most people wish they would had given the job to a professional. It is exactly the same when installing a home automation system. Very rarely is the setup as easy as the instructions make it seem. Often the problems faced have nothing to do with you or the system, but rather an unforeseen obstacles like a weak wireless home network and poor structural integrity. A home automation professional is able to work around these challenges and implement solutions to ensure your system works reliably.
3. They Customise your system to meet your every need
The functionality of a home automation system often hinges on the programming of its software, and nobody does this better than a home automation professional. Through vigorous training and ongoing education, they’ve perfected the skill of software programming so that they can tailor a home automation system to meet your precise needs and expectations. These programming skills also come into play when integrating products with a home automation system. For example, if there’s a particular product that’s incompatible with your home automation system, a home automation professional is usually able to troubleshoot and get the two communicating freely. He is also able to personalise the system’s user interface (the menu of commands that is displayed on the screens of tablets, smartphones and touch screens) to be easy and intuitive for everyone in your family to understand and navigate.
4. They Project Manage every aspect of your installation
The integration of electronics into your home will often involve professionals besides the automation professional. A professional home automation project manager can ensure that people like your interior designer, contractor and electrician all understand the goals for your home automation system and are communicating and working together to achieve that goal.
5. They Provide Peace of Mind
System glitches are bound to happen when there’s technology in your house. A home automation professional can remedy the problem—whether the fix is a simple reboot which he can issue remotely or whether it requires some on-site troubleshooting to resolve. DIYers, on the other hand, may be left scratching their heads.
With smart home solutions you can control every aspect of your home with the touch of a button. Remote heating control, audio visual systems, HD TV distribution, energy saving mood lighting, CCTV, alarms and home security systems, as well as electric gates and intercoms.
To speak to one of the TechFit team with regards to your home automation needs:
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