Every day it seems a brand-new smart device hits the market promising to transform your lifestyle. At first, you see great results from the few things you add. Eventually, the dreaded tech clutter begins with various symptoms. There are the ten apps to get through the day, the bird’s nest of wires behind the television or the increasingly faulty network connection in your Westchester, NY home.
Often, the problem isn’t having too much technology, but not implementing it correctly. Not only do you need to make sure your new smart devices work together efficiently, but that whatever you bring in doesn't overpower your décor or network. Getting the most out of your technology requires a professional smart home installation for five primary reasons that we outline below.
Starting small with one device in one room is undoubtedly within almost anyone's DIY qualifications. Any time you have more than a handful of devices or want to enjoy smart features throughout the house, then extensive wiring will probably be needed to get everything functioning effectively.
Network, lighting, and AV cables need to be run to your devices to get the proper reliability. DIY approaches face their most significant challenges here. A professional will have a better idea of what types of cables to use and where they need to go. Untidy installations are not an issue with all wires hidden discreetly within the walls.
DIY smart home installations often deal with network bandwidth issues since homeowners are relying on basic setups from their internet service providers. Home technology professionals will know the precise network requirements based on the features you want and where you want to be able to use them.
The networking experts on our team will come up with a tailored design to get you the coverage you need. Everything, from the types of routers and switches we use to where we place additional access points, is carefully considered to get you the performance you expect. Reinforcing your network security with encryptions and firewalls is also a part of this process.
Some smart devices work well with others, while others can be a nightmare—if not impossible—to integrate. Not all smart devices use the same control protocols, which include Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and infrared, among many others. DIY installers often find out when it's too late that they won't be able to get their lights and alarms synced up like both products promised.
A professional smart home installation generally uses one overarching system—like Savant. You'll then be able to add a wide range of connected devices within that solution, including Nest Thermostats, Sonos speakers and more. Since our team has years of experience in this field, they'll know firsthand which devices work and advise you on alternatives if your go-to ones aren't compatible.
Do you know how you’d like to manage all your smart home technology? The biggest perk of a professional smart home installation is that all your devices go under one app—no more switching back and forth to access lights, audio, security and more. Have access to your system from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.
When you work with a professional, you can unleash additional control options beyond mobile apps. Now, you can also manage your technology using elegant on-wall keypads, handheld remotes, dedicated touchpads, and voice commands. Incorporate sensors and schedules for additional hands-off control of your smart home.
Going at it alone means you won't have the necessary support when you need it down the line. Our technicians are always available to help you out with any issues you may have with your system. To get the most out of your smart home, we'll also give you a final run-through on how to use your technology once we're done with your initial installation.
Start your smart home journey with none of the hassle by working with a certified professional. Do you want to schedule an installation personalized to match your family’s priorities? Reach out by calling us at 201-880-1872 or filling out our online contact form.