Considering A Smart Home Company? Ask These 4 Questions
Get Informed Before You Commit to a Smart Home Company
Giving your home a smart technology upgrade isn't a simple process. And while corporations like Google and Amazon might offer DIY solutions, their products don't provide the functionality, reliability, and security of a custom system from a smart home company.
A home control system like Control4 unifies all the automated technology in your home for easy access from any smart device with an internet connection, and a professional installation ensures that your system is built for your exact needs.
Before you choose a smart home company for your Clearwater, FL project, there are some important questions to ask. Read on to find out more.
What is their design-build process?
You want to be prepared for every aspect of the installation, and your smart home company should be able to give you a detailed breakdown of how they are going to approach the design-build process of your project. We put ours directly on our website because we know that guiding you through our process is going to help you gain a better understanding of what a smart home installation entails.
Do they collaborate with designers?
While on the design topic, it's essential to work with a smart home company that embraces a spirit of collaboration, especially if it's a new build. The choices of an interior designer are going to affect the acoustics in a room, so you don't want to install a sound system without knowing what kind of materials are going to be used for the floors, furniture, and drapery.
With Control4, you can set specific scenes with your smart lighting to change the ambiance of the room with the push of a button. This control function gives interior designers a new tool to shape the room’s décor, and its just one of the ways collaboration between designers and integrators can enrich your space. Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to activate a lighting scene.
What are potential problem areas?
For both new constructions and renovations, you need a company that can find potential weak spots in the home’s design or structure. Is your living room an acoustic nightmare? Your smart home company will find a sound system configuration that works within the confines of the space to still deliver high-performance audio.
Weak points are especially useful to know when it comes to security concerns, and a smart home company can set you up with automated door locks and sensors to help protect you and your family.
What are the best solutions for the future of my home?
The world of smart home automation is rapidly growing, which means new technologies are appearing every day. You want solutions that are going to make your life more comfortable right now, but you also want a system that is scalable if you're going to expand it. Look for a smart home company that is knowledgeable about the future of the industry and is aware of areas where your home could benefit from automated technology down the line.
AV Specialists is ready to answer these and any other questions you might have about your Clearwater residential project. You can reach one of our experts at (727) 441-9292 or by filling out our online form.