Smart Home Control: Why Consult a Professional?
Get the Most out of Your Fort Worth, TX Automation System
In the world of smart home control and automation, you probably know that there are two routes you can take: DIY or professional installation. For some homeowners, DIY may seem like the better choice. After all, aren’t smart devices easy to install? Won’t you save time and money by turning your home upgrade into a weekend project? The answers to those questions may not be as simple as you think. In this blog, we’ll show you why it may just be in your best interest to seek professional help, even when you think you can do it yourself. Read on to learn more.
Many smart devices tout their simplicity. Not just the way you interact with them, but their easy set up. And if you just want the very basic functions of your system, you can enjoy them with minimal effort. However, if you’re interested in integrating those devices as part of a complete smart home system, one that offers more functionality of each device while also simplifying the controls of all of them, you’ll need help.
Put it simply, smart devices are easy, smart homes are complex. At the end of the day, your integrator will take many complicated functions, including lights, shades, AV, security and more and give you one controller for everything. You won’t have to worry about useless buttons, or complicated layouts – your integrator will show you how to use everything on the user-friendly interface.
Keep it Clean
A key element of any smart home is the wiring. Even when you go “wireless,” your devices need to plug in somewhere. And though it’s not usually the first thing to come to mind, you could spend a lifetime dealing with ugly cords and cables if you don’t take care of them at an early stage.
Integrators pride themselves on reducing clutter and making your system invisible. Basically, you shouldn’t be able to see the technology, it should just work. Everything from hanging a TV to installing an entire home theater system can generate a huge mess if you’re not careful, so invest in someone who will do it right the first time.
If you’ve chosen the DIY approach, you may think all you need is a working knowledge of electronics. But what happens when you run into a situation where you need some other kind of know-how, like low-voltage wiring, construction or architecture? You could be left looking for the perfect fit for the job while your tech goes to waste.
A professional integration firm probably already sports the appropriate connections to get the job done quickly. They may themselves be professional security installers, licensed to practice in Texas. Or they may know trustworthy builders and architects who can help complete the job in one fell swoop. Either way, you know you’re in good hands.
Ready to begin your smart home control upgrade? DB Media Solutions is the professional installer ready to help you make your dreams come true. Contact us today for more information!