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For the best smart home experience, hire a professional home automation company. Learn all the reasons why here.

The Value of Partnering with a Home Automation Company The Value of Partnering with a Home Automation Company

Elevate Your Residential Projects with Smart Technology

As an architect, interior designer, or builder working on projects in Vestavia Hills, you're no stranger to the growing demand for smart homes in one of Alabama’s premier suburbs. The keyword in today's residential projects is "automation," and the market for home automation is expanding at an unprecedented rate. As a professional in the trade, it's crucial to stay ahead of the curve and integrate smart home technology into your projects from the onset. That’s where a home automation company comes in. 

Partnering with a home automation company like GHT Group can significantly enhance the value of your projects in Vestavia Hills. With our expertise, you can seamlessly integrate cutting-edge home automation and entertainment systems into your designs, making your projects stand out in a competitive market. Please keep reading for four compelling reasons to work with us!



Life is complicated enough as it is. Work, kids, school, staying healthy, volunteering, social obligations, and more occupy a tremendous amount of time and mental energy. What’s one thing that shouldn’t add to the complications in your life? Your Mountain Brook, AL, home should be a refuge of tranquility and comfort. Unfortunately, homes also take up time and mental energy. But with the help of a home automation company, smart home technology can take care of many things at home, freeing you up for what’s important to you. Let’s explore how below. 

What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company

Trust a Professional for Your Smart Home Project

YouTube is chock full of resources for learning how to do almost any home project. From amateur plumbing to electrical to flooring, there's a video for it online. You might be tempted to say, "I'll do it myself" to avoid calling a professional when you need something done, but much will depend on the size of the project. Some people call a plumber at the first sign of a slight leak under a sink; others will get under there and figure out the problem. When it comes to smart home automation, some will install that new Nest thermostat; others will let their HVAC professional do it. 

But suffice it to say that most people that might choose to DIY a minor repair or upgrade don't redo all the plumbing for a bathroom remodel or replace their heat pump if it fails. Surprisingly, many people think it's easy to fully automate a smart home because it just takes some electronics and software.

 As with the projects we mentioned above, it’s one thing to install a Nest thermostat but quite another to embark on a full home automation project for your Atlanta, GA, home. So if you do hire a professional, what should you expect from a home automation company? Read further to learn more. 

Did You Know Home Automation Can Do This? Did You Know Home Automation Can Do This?

Control More than Lights and Smart Thermostats

You might be familiar with some of the most popular ways to make your home smart. Smart thermostats like Nest and Ecobee have been extremely popular with homeowners, and professionally installed options from Lutron and Control4 offer integration with other smart home features, remote temperature sensors, and more. Intelligent lighting is also a top feature in smart homes, offering streamlined and simplified control of a wide array of lights. 

But those aren't the only things you can manage in a smart home. In your Alys Beach home, you likely have a pool. Since it's Florida, ceiling fans are a must. And your home probably has a garage for your car. Did you know that you can include all those in a smart home system? As a professional home automation company, we use systems like Control4 that can integrate and manage a wide array of smart features in your home. Learn more below!

What Is Matter, and Does It Matter for Home Automation? What Is Matter, and Does It Matter for Home Automation?

Explaining Matter and What You Need to Know

What is Matter, and how does it impact home automation? The short answer is that it won't matter to you unless you are deeply into DIY home automation. As a WDIFY (We Do It For You) full-service home automation company, we care about new developments in the smart home industry, and Matter is one of them. We want you to understand them so you are a well-informed consumer, although when you work with us, we shield you from having to worry about such things.  

So, what is Matter, and does it matter for your Alpharetta, GA, smart home? Let’s get into it. 

3 Strategies for Getting Started with Home Automation 3 Strategies for Getting Started with Home Automation

Want a smarter home but unsure of where to start? Start here

Home automation can encompass many things. From full control of a distributed AV system to tunable lighting, you can go all in with smart home control. But as a home automation company with decades of experience around smart home technology, we’ll be the first to tell you that you don’t have to. Your smart home should be a reflection of what’s important to you and your lifestyle. 

So, you can start with a building block approach to a smarter home in Crestview, FL. To help you, we’ve outlined three strategies to get into smart home automation based on different priorities. Please keep reading below!

3 Things You Can Only Get from a Home Automation Company 3 Things You Can Only Get from a Home Automation Company

Why You Should Work with a Home Automation Expert

Home automation devices and systems are everywhere. Walk into any Atlanta Home Depot or Best Buy, and they are prominently featured, not to mention the huge array of devices you may never have heard of on Amazon. These systems do many home automation tasks well, within limits. They control lights, provide entertainment, secure doors, monitor your home, and more. So do you need a professional home automation company to create a smart home? 

As the French say, ça dépend. Or, as we say in Georgia, it depends. You might be able to cobble together a DIY, relatively smart home, but here are some things you’re only going to get from a smart home company. What are they? Keep reading to find out!

3 Popular Misconceptions You May Believe about Home Automation 3 Popular Misconceptions You May Believe about Home Automation

Let’s Test Your Knowledge about Smart Homes

Some people become immersed in certain subjects, usually ones they care deeply about. Others might know a few things about a topic but not enough to be dangerous. And sometimes, people think they know some things about a topic, but they turn out to be misconceptions. With so much different information freely available in today's world, it's easy to get lost. 

When it comes to home automation, the casual observer might believe certain “facts” about it, but the truth is a little more nuanced. As a premier home automation company serving the Florida Panhandle area, we’d like to clear up some common misconceptions about home automation for Rosemary Beach homeowners. Please keep reading!

The Ultimate Smart Automation Checklist for Alpharetta Homes The Ultimate Smart Automation Checklist for Alpharetta Homes

An Easy List for When You Meet with a Home Automation Company

Alpharetta has long been one of the best suburbs in metro Atlanta, filled with great things to do. From its proximity to the city, outdoor activities like the Big Creek Greenway and excellent shopping and eateries at centers like Avalon, Alpharetta has something for just about everyone.

Alpharetta has also been a hot home market that continues to be popular with families and retirees alike. As metro Atlanta’s premier home automation company, we see a tremendous interest in smart home technologies. But even understanding all the options available might be a little daunting. To help homebuyers think through what they might want, we've created a handy checklist they can use when talking to home automation experts like us. So without further ado, check it out below!

Why You Need a Home Automation Company to Create Your Smart Home Why You Need a Home Automation Company to Create Your Smart Home

Build Your Smart Home the Right Way

We’ll be the first to tell you that you can make your home smart all by yourself if you’re game. With a plethora of smart home devices available online or at your favorite big box stores, you can automate your HVAC, lights, ceiling fans, entertainment, and more. Of course, many people do. So why would you need a home automation company

Many Florida homeowners have discovered that they can buy smart devices and employ them, but making a cohesive and comprehensive smart home out of them is another matter. That's why many Destin homeowners have turned to us to get the smart home they really want after dabbling with consumer-level devices. So what do we do differently? Please keep reading to find out. 

Traveling This Summer? Keep Your Home Safe with Home Automation Traveling This Summer? Keep Your Home Safe with Home Automation

How a Home Automation Company Makes Home Security Even Smarter

If you’re like millions of Americans, you likely have some summer travel plans away from your Georgia home. Whether you’re planning an extended summer trip at your lake house by Lake Lanier or Oconee or a couple of weeks in Europe, you’ll want to ensure you keep your Buckhead property safe. 

Even if you have someone looking after your place, you can ensure you’re always on top of what’s happening with smart, proactive security enabled by home automation. As a premier home automation company, GHT Group loves to show clients how to keep homes and properties safer with smart home systems. Here are three ways you can do it!

Three Ways Automation Can Make Your Home More Efficient This Summer Three Ways Automation Can Make Your Home More Efficient This Summer

Beat the Heat in Comfort

With summer temperatures across the southern U.S. setting records in some areas, we know we’re in for some scorchers in Georgia and Milton. But even if it’s a little hotter than usual, it’s not a surprise. However, wouldn’t it be nice to save a little money on energy costs in the current economic climate? 

You can with the help of a home automation company. A smart home system can synchronize your lighting, window treatments, and climate control for a cooler, more comfortable, and efficient summer season. Keep reading below to see how!

What Can a Home Automation Company Do for You? What Can a Home Automation Company Do for You?

Why You Might Want to Consider Hiring a Pro to Integrate Your Smart Home

The world is awash in smart devices and automation. Your new refrigerator and washing machine might now come with wi-fi connections to tell you the wash is done or that your water filter needs changing. Why do you need a home automation company with all this intelligence around you? 

Maybe you don't. You might be quite happy with your smart home features and a DIY approach to them. But we view the smart home a little differently. The washers and smart refrigerators have a ways to go before they become fully integrated into an overall smart home experience. But we do know how to create a smart home that works for you in other ways. And we can do it without you having to understand all the ins and outs of networking issues, multiple control apps, what functions work with which interface, and much more. 

So, what can a home automation company do for your Duluth, GA home? Keep reading below. 

4 Home Automation Trends Accelerating into 2022 4 Home Automation Trends Accelerating into 2022

Smart Home Technology Gets Even Smarter

If there's one thing constant in this world, it's the relentless advance of technology. From super-computers in our pockets to electric cars, technology keeps moving forward rapidly. Smart home automation, of course, is no exception, and it's one of the most exciting areas in technology, bringing new benefits and capabilities to the home. 

As metro Atlanta’s premier AV and home automation company, GHT Group stays at the forefront of what’s new in smart homes. Here are four trends that we see accelerating into 2022. 

4 Ways to Welcome Fall and Winter with Home Automation

Make the Seasonal Transition Easy with Smart Home Tech

We won't say that fall and winter come without warning in Georgia, but does it go from pretty balmy to quite cool in a hurry come November? Or is it just us? Or maybe it's the effect of daylight savings time? 

If shorter days and less sun have had an effect, we may have a solution for you – home automation. Smart features in your home can help you with the transition to the crisper seasons in our fast-growing Woodstock suburb. And fear not, you know winter in Atlanta isn’t protracted or severe, so it won’t be long till the warm spring and summer are back! In the meantime, GHT Group, your local home automation company, has some smart tech to make the seasonal transition just a little easier. Keep reading for four of our favorites smart features below.