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What Can a Home Automation Company Do for You?

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

What Can a Home Automation Company Do for You?

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. 

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A Complete Experience

With many DIY consumer smart devices, you can cobble together smart home features to work in unison in some fashion. It’s possible to leave the house and have some smart lights turn off automatically. You might have a smart thermostat like a Nest maintain comfort and efficiency settings based on your presence at home. And you might have a video doorbell alert you to activity at your front door.

But to get all these things to work together, you must be mindful of a few things. If you use a common smart home platform like Alexa to unify them, you may come to realize that not all the features of the specific device are available through Alexa. You might be able to turn a light on or off but not adjust its color. Or you may not have access to the state of something, like turning something off if it’s on or vice versa. These are the things that smart control platforms like Control4 do very well, and home automation companies are well-versed in using them to create seamless smart home experiences. 

Support When You Need It

The more automated the smart home, the more complex it is. If you automate your home with a consumer platform like Alexa, HomeKit, or Google, be prepared to routinely diagnose things that don't work occasionally. What happens? Devices drop off the network, software updates to a device create an incompatibility, and other vagaries of modern software-powered devices occur.

There's nothing wrong with these platforms, but they require attention and maintenance. If your preference for these issues is knowing who to call when something goes wrong, then that’s another thing a home automation company can offer you.

A Tailored Approach

Sometimes you need to start fresh on something, and sometimes you can add to something and make it better. With home automation, we can do that. Some clients may have some level of existing lighting or AV control solutions, and they may want to integrate that with newer smart home capabilities. An experienced home automation company can do that. Sometimes there's an upgrade path to use the existing system. Still, other times it's simply cheaper, faster, and better to replace it completely because the newer solution is so much better than what existed ten years ago. And that's one more thing a home automation company knows how to do for you. 

Want to see how you can benefit from the latest home automation technology? Visit our Marietta showroom, contact us here, or start a chat below to quickly connect with one of our experts. We look forward to working with you!