How to Choose a Home Automation Services Company
Who Does Your Home Automation Is as Important as What Product You Select
Car brands can often trigger an emotional response with many people. Some have excellent experiences that make them loyal to the brand, and others have terrible ones. While the automobile product itself is critical in building that experience, it often comes down to the buying process and dealer service. As you have all likely experienced, these experiences have probably varied widely from very good to awful.
When it comes to home automation services for your WaterSound, FL home, who installs and maintains your smart home systems is just as important as the products you choose. Why? Because even the best products and solutions can disappoint if not correctly configured, installed, and maintained. Keep reading to learn more about what to look for in choosing a home automation company.
The Brands Offered
We will tell you right off that just because a company offers certain brands doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily get good service. If that were true, all luxury car dealers would be exemplary, and they’re not. But the number and quality of brands are indicators of an integrator’s level and breadth.
GHT Group has been in business for over 30 years, and we have longstanding brand affiliations and premier status with many of them. In home automation, we work with both Crestron and Control4 and maintain a showroom presence that showcases the latest solutions from both companies. In audio, we work with hi-fi brands like Klipsch Heritage and McIntosh; both have an exclusive set of dealers. For lighting, we work with Lutron for both lighting control and motorized shading; the company is the best in the business.
We choose the brands we work with for product features and capabilities and their product reliability and after-sale support. We stand behind our products and our services.
Industry Certifications and Affiliations
Another indicator of a company’s experience and level is its industry affiliations. For home automation integrators, look for memberships in CEDIA, the leading professional association for the industry. CEDIA membership requires minimum insurance coverages, licensing where required, and commitment to a code of ethics and continuing education to stay current on technology and best practices.
HTSA is another organization with similar requirements and is a member-driven industry group that shares education and best practices to continually improve our businesses. GHT Group is a proud member of both. We are also a Control4 Pinnacle Dealer, one of a select number of integrators around the country with significant experience in Control4 systems and installation.
We want our clients to be armed with the best information to make intelligent buying decisions. To that end, we have invested significantly in our online presence, with an extensive website continually updated with blogs on almost every aspect of home automation, audio-video, security, and other subjects. Our online tutorials can give you a sense of how to manage a smart home to see how easy it can be.
When you're ready to see home automation in person, a short trip to Atlanta to our 20,000 square-foot showroom can spark your imagination. We have plans to add a smaller version here in our Rosemary Beach offices too. Our local presence on the 30A coast means that service and support are available when you need assistance.
We hope that you will take a close look at all that GHT Group offers when you are looking for home automation services. If you have any questions, please contact us here or start a chat below to quickly connect with us. We look forward to working with you!