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Why You Should Trust a Smart Home Company with Your Home Automation

It’s All in the Details

Why You Should Trust a Smart Home Company with Your Home Automation

Are you considering a home automation upgrade for your Brookhaven home? At this time of year, you'll undoubtedly see many new devices come to market and some excellent holiday deals. It's tempting to go the DIY route, but is that the right approach for you? A little soul searching might be in order to better understand your smart home needs. 

As a smart home company serving the metro Atlanta area for over 30 years, we have a solid understanding of both sides of the equation. Our 20,000 square-foot showroom is open to the public, and while we specialize in custom installation, you can just buy equipment from GHT Group. But when it comes to smart home technology, it pays to take a long term, strategic approach, so your investment serves you well for years. To give you an example of how GHT Group sweats the details, consider the typical issues below that we frequently encounter in smart home projects.  

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Wired vs. Wireless Communication

When GHT Group first started with automation, most control systems were wired. A bevy of wireless technologies have emerged in the past two decades to rethink smart devices radically, and those also underpin the many DIY solutions available today. Nevertheless, it's crucial to understand where wireless works and where it doesn't. If terms like Zigbee, ZWave, Bluetooth LE, 2.4GhZ, and Wi-FI 6 sound like alphabet soup to you, we can help. These are all wireless technologies used in a variety of smart home devices. We know where they work well, when they don’t, and when you should use a wired connection for the best reliability and performance. 

Why is understanding this important? If you rely on a humidity or water leak detector in an area of your home, you want to know that sensor is working 100% of the time. If it disconnects and doesn’t alert you to a water leak, the repercussions can be costly. We understand the alphabet soup of connectivity and can recommend the right solution for your specific needs.

Network Capacity and Performance

Many smart home features depend on your home network to operate. Most of today's modern whole-home audio and video entertainment solutions rely on a robust network, to say nothing of current demands from videoconferencing for remote work and school. While upgrading a router might solve wireless and other performance issues, a highly automated smart home may require a more detailed approach, like wireless access points and specific wired connections for devices that require high bandwidth, throughput, and traffic priority. If these terms sound like more alphabet soup, we can help there too! GHT professionally designs and installs robust home network systems customized to the connectivity challenges of your home. 

Security Considerations

Security is one of the most popular smart home considerations for many homeowners. Smart cameras, doorbells, sensors, locks, and other devices abound to help keep an eye on your home and alert you to a variety of activity. Remember the discussion about wired vs. wireless technologies? That applies here, and choosing carefully can mean the difference between a highly secure home and one where you might miss important alerts. For example, many DIY security cameras for outdoors are battery powered. Battery longevity can vary widely with the weather, recording, and other factors. Professional installation cameras often run on a single ethernet wire that carries both power and data, making for a secure and relatively simple installation. A smart home company like GHT Group can recommend and install the right camera type, connection, and location to set up your surveillance so that nothing is left to chance.

Trust a smart home company like GHT Group to sweat the details on home automation so you can reap the benefits of your smart home without the headaches. To learn more, contact us here, make an appointment to visit our showroom, or use the chat box below to connect with one of our smart home experts quickly. We look forward to working with you!

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