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What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company

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What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company

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. 

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Professional Expertise

There is genuine value in hiring a professional for home automation. First, they understand the available solutions and which will fit your specific needs. They can help you choose the right platforms and the best control methods, plus they’ll suggest automation ideas you might not have considered. They know what works with what and have the experience to know what isn't a good candidate for reliable automation. They also work with leading companies in the industry, like Lutron for lighting control and Control4 for home automation, so you get top-tier, fully vetted solutions. You will also benefit from their expertise in understanding what each automation platform does well so that you can have the best combination of products and solutions for your needs.

Support and Warranty

Some companies have an excellent reputation for support and warranty claims, but sadly, the reality is that even very well-known brands need to do a better job with the warranty and service experience of customers. When you hire a home automation company, you are also hiring a team that will be there after the sale. If you have product-specific issues that require repair or replacement, the company has a direct relationship with the manufacturer to address them quickly. You will also get service so you know who to call when you have a problem with your system instead of resorting to online research to figure it out. 

Seamless Integration

DIY systems work with a few cloud-based automation platforms like Alexa, but you become the integrator. For example, you must understand how an intelligent lock works with Alexa. Can you access every feature, or do you also have to resort to product-specific apps for programming? This is one of the biggest complexities of DIY automation versus an integrated approach under one smart home system umbrella. A smart home company does all the integration under the hood for you, so you have a seamless smart home experience with a consistent interface and a short learning curve.


Let a professional home automation company like GHT Group take all the stress out of investing in home automation for your Atlanta property. Contact us here or click the chat box below to connect with one of our experts quickly. We look forward to working with you!