DIY is fantastic. There are so many DIY products and projects to be found, and with only basic skills being required for much of it, it makes sense to do things yourself if time allows. The same goes for those who want their home to be a ‘Smart Home’. A lot of people do their own research when planning a smart home, and with so much information available, why wouldn’t you? You might even feel that after all that research, that you want to design, install and integrate a smart home system into your own home. Depending on the level of integration and how intricate you want your smart home design to be, you may feel a little overwhelmed and out of your depth. That’s when you call Professional Automation. It’s always a good idea to get some advice from a home automation specialist such as Professional Automation to help you choose the best products for your home and to learn how to use them in the best possible ways.
Some things to consider when planning your Smart Home are below.
1. What do you want from your Smart Home? What products do you need to make that work?
Knowing what you want to achieve is a great first step when choosing the products and technologies you want in your smart home.
Once you know what features and functionality you need, then the next step is to start thinking about the right products you’ll need to achieve this.
You might be looking for better control of your heating and cooling, or perhaps you’re looking for ways to make your home more secure, or maybe you’re looking to improve your energy efficiency – maybe it’s a combination of all three plus other things. Whatever your goal is for your home, Professional Automation can work with you and your budget to help you reach those goals.
2. Measure twice, cut once.
With any DIY project, getting it right the first time can be challenging. And in many cases, getting it wrong can be expensive. There are so many DIY products in the Home Automation market, and with many off-the-shelf products not able to ‘talk’ to each other, getting it right the first time isn’t always easy. It’s never pleasant to find out the hard way that the devices you bought and spent hours setting up don’t work the way you had hoped that they would.
By working together with Professional Automation you can be confident that you’ll get it right the first time.
3. Increase the value of your home
Smart Homes are becoming the standard. Most new homes have some level of smart home technology installed, and many renovated homes will also have some smart technology products installed. Investing in quality technology for your home is a smart investment and it’s something that buyers are looking for. Professional Automation only uses high quality products from very reputable brands.
4. Maximise your home efficiency
As most of us are aware, energy prices aren’t going down. An investment of a quality smart technology system that’s integrated into your home to maximise your home energy efficiency will have you reaping the financial rewards in no time. Regardless of whether you’re building a new home or if you’re looking to renovate an existing one, a smart energy management systems can help you reduce energy consumption and lower your electricity bills.
5. Planning ahead
What you can buy off the shelf today may be redundant or superseded tomorrow. Technology moves so fast that it’s sometimes almost impossible to keep up. If you’re serious about making your home a smart one, you really need high quality products that are designed to move with the future and that will allow for future integrations.
The products and brands that Professional Automation use are designed do just that. When working with us, you’ll be able to achieve a smart design which that allows you to add more smart devices in future.
6. Seamless wireless technology
Many smart home devices connect and communicate through wireless technology. Professional Automation can assist you with wireless technology design.
7. User interfaces to suit you
The crowning touch to any smart home is in the way you interact with it on a daily basis. This user experience is often what ultimately makes the system a success, or not. There’s no point in having a high end, state-of-the-art home automation system if it’s not easy to use – it simply won’t get used effectively.
Professional Automation can help you to choose a user interface to suit you and your family’s needs. Call us today on 1300 459 525 or email us at email@example.com to arrange for one of our representatives to discuss how we can make your home a smart one.