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Why is My Smart Home Broken?

4 Reasons Your Smart Technology Isn’t Performing Well

Why is My Smart Home Broken?

As smart home systems become more popular, there's a common complaint that we hear from many clients: they're unreliable.

Having lights turn on automatically at a given time is great until the system goes haywire and you end up with strobe lights at 3 a.m. Remote control of locks is great until you can't secure your home when the network goes down.

There are a variety of reasons your Control4 or Crestron smart home could underperform. It could come down to faulty equipment, installation or programming.

The good news? As your local smart home pros in the Los Angeles, Miami and Palm Beach areas we can help you get your technology running seamlessly.

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Keep reading to find out the common missteps we typically see in smart home installations and how our expert technicians can help you resolve them.

  • Issues with Your Wiring Foundation

Since many smart home devices promote their wireless capabilities, it's easy for inexperienced professionals to downplay the importance of pre-wiring a smart home.

Reliable home automation systems need structured wiring whenever possible. With an increased number of wireless devices, there’s a higher chance for strain on your network and signal interference in your system.

The smart home pros at Audio One will design an exact layout of your system to ensure you have the necessary low-voltage cabling wherever you might need it.

SEE ALSO: In-Home Crestron, Lutron, Control4 Repairs, Upgrades and Maintenance

  • Poor or Incomplete Programming

The great thing about Control4 and Crestron is that their programming allows for customization. This is what lets us create a system that is easy to control according to your unique needs and preferences. But, this creative freedom also lends itself to mistakes and incomplete solutions.

The experts at Audio One have installed hundreds of smart home systems throughout the country. We know the best ways to them to work just as you envisioned for a seamless technology lifestyle.

All our systems are also scalable so it is easy to add sections to your smart home in the future.

Lack of Proper Networking Support

While most of your system should rely on a cabling foundation, there are situations where wireless controls are most convenient. For this reason, bolstering your network needs to be one of the first steps in your smart home installation.

What do we do to provide a fast, reliable wi-fi signal? Invest in enterprise grade equipment and add access points where needed to cover your entire property.

Ignoring Upkeep and Maintenance

No matter how fantastic your wireless router or smartphone is, occasionally it needs to be restarted to get it running again. Similarly, any system that relies heavily on technology is going to suffer glitches once in a while.

This why Audio One offers on-site service calls 365 days out of the year for any Crestron, Lutron or Control4 systems. Not only can we help you with service and repair, but we can also advise you on ideal upgrades for your home. 

Are you seeing any of these four key issues in your home automation system? Our smart home professionals are happy to set it right and help your technology run smoothly. Call 954-THEATER or fill out our contact form below to find out how we can help you.

 


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