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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Big Box Smart Home Automation

Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Big Box Smart Home Automation

Ensure Your System Functions Properly

If you’ve been to the store recently, you’ve probably seen it. At least one aisle completely dedicated to Sonos, NEST or some other smart device.

Smart home automation is invading retailers across the country – including Jacksonville. And it’s starting to seem like a good idea.

But if you’re considering a smart home upgrade, you probably don’t want to go with your local big box store.

Instead, you want a technology partner that can help guide you through the installation and beyond.

Why? Find out here.

See Also: What’s Coming to Your Smart Home Automation System in 2018

  1. Installation Isn’t as Easy as It Seems

It may seem like a plug-and-play option is just the ticket for enjoying smart technology. After all, isn’t it all supposed to be simple?

You may appreciate simply plugging in a nest and controlling your thermostat, but using one-touch to adjust the temperature, lighting and shades in a room is the ultimate goal of any smart home owner.

Integrating technology can become complicated, especially when you get into hardwired systems, priority controls and bandwidth issues.

Plus, you may not always know which devices work with which, bringing us to our next point.

  1. Technology Isn’t Always Compatible

Speaking of integration, making sure your devices work with each of the other devices in your home is essential to living a smart lifestyle.

But adding too many devices can lead to app clutter on your smartphone or tablet. Which means you’re left with less storage and a number of confusing interfaces.

To handle this, install a smart home hub. While Amazon and Apple have released their own versions, trusted names like Control4 ensure that you get the most out of each device.

With Control4, you get one interface for all your devices. You don’t have to learn a new system each time you install a new devices. Plus, it integrates easily with Amazon Alexa voice control, so you can enjoy that extra ability as well.

  1. The Most Important Part of Your System Isn’t What You Think

Designing a smart home system isn’t as easy as it seems because it’s not all about finding the best name brands.

One of the most important aspects is installing a network with the appropriate bandwidth.

Bandwidth is a measurement of how much space your system has for devices. If you have too little, your system won’t work property. Instead, you’ll suffer lag and blackouts.

Ensuring your network has the bandwidth necessary to not only operate the devices you currently have, but the ones you may want to add in the future, is an essential part of installing a smart home.


Want to find a technology partner that can help you build the smart home automation system of your dreams?

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