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How to Avoid Common Home Automation Issues

A Do-It-Yourself Approach Can Lead to Unnecessary Problems

How to Avoid Common Home Automation Issues

If you’re considering adding home automation to your Fort Lauderdale, FL area residence, then you’re probably facing a decision: should you attempt to build your own DIY system or work with a professional installation team? The truth is that if you’re looking for a complete home solution that you can rely on, nothing beats an automation system installed by a team of expert professionals. In this article, we’re examining three common problems that homeowners experience with a DIY smart home and how these can be avoided. Continue reading to learn more. 

Problem #1: The Network is Neglected

A home automation system relies on the network. As you add more smart devices--whether that’s wireless speakers or a lighting control system--you are pushing the limits of your network. If there are any dead zones in your home or you often experience buffering, then your smart home experience isn’t going to be reliable. Y

When a typical homeowner attempts to installs a home automation system, he or she often doesn’t consider the Wi-Fi. Or, the homeowner simply doesn’t know how to improve the connection. With a professional installation from Audio One, the network will be assessed for quality. Any necessary changes will be made in order to ensure that you don’t experience any unexpected issues due to a slow network.

Problem #2: Devices Don’t Mesh

The value of a smart home lies in the compatibility of each piece of technology. An example would be lights that illuminate as you close the blinds so that you’re never in the dark.  In many DIY homes, the homeowner is left with a smartphone or tablet full of apps, each to control one piece of his or her smart home.

In a professionally installed system, all of these individual components are housed on the same set of controls, making it simple to coordinate. Depending on your control preference, you can make adjustments to your home’s audio, lighting, motorized shades and more with a smartphone, dedicated touchpanels, remotes, or even your own voice.

 

Problem #3: Something is Missing

Many times, homeowners will start a DIY project with the best of intentions. Then, they begin to realize that it can be a lot of work to take on by yourself. That means that the project is left unfinished, which could mean you only have a few smart features added or perhaps they are only in one or two rooms. After investing the time and money into automation, you’re left with a home that is relatively the same.

When working with an expert installation team like ours at Audio One, you can expect a significant improvement to your home. We work with some of the top names in the home automation industry like Control4 and Crestron. These systems help you easily manage high-performance audio, professional-quality home theaters, lighting, shading, heating and cooling, and security, to name a few.

See Also: A Look Inside Crestron: The Customizable System

If you’re ready to make your decision and avoid all of these mistakes, then contact Audio One. We can help guide you through the process of installation, but also be there to help if any issues come up later on down the road. 



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