Building or Renovating? Now Is the Time to Make Your Home “Smart”
Why You Should Partner with A Technology Integrator Before Your Home Project Is Complete
Walk through the rooms of your home and imagine the potential: speakers in the eaves of your kitchen playing the same tracks crooning from the outdoor speakers. Or envision security cameras perched by your front door that you can glimpse into on your tablet, in the same app where you adjust the lights and turn up the music.
With the rise of wireless technology, it may seem easy to add a smart wireless system to your home anytime you’d like. But wireless technology is still unreliable and vulnerable to outside attacks. A robust smart system is often too much for Wi-Fi bandwidth to handle, causing you to lose connection to your IoT.
Wiring your home with a professional integrator to make it ‘smart’ is one of the wisest choices you can make as a homeowner. Whether your Carmel, IN home is under construction, being remodeled, or if you’re renovating, it’s the perfect chance to work with a smart home installer. But what can a smart home installer do that you or an architect can’t? Continue reading to find out!
Laying the Groundwork
A smart home consists of many different components working in unison. Within your security system, for example, your surveillance cameras, alarms, smart locks, sensors, and access control need to function together to maintain safety. The surest way to keep all security devices running smoothly is to hardwire each to a centralized control system. The same goes for your whole-home audio. To keep each speaker and audio source synched, it’s best for each device to be hardwired together.
Wiring is complicated, and a non-professional may leave behind a mess of cables that could lead to electrical problems later on. If there’s ever an issue and the wires are in a jumble—how will one fix it? But structured cabling from a certified smart home installer will know how to avoid headaches. Rather than a jungle of wires inside your walls, the system will be organized in structures to support them. When your system requires maintenance, a professional can quickly take a look inside and fix the problem.
Eye for Design
Smart home experts have designed systems for hundreds of homes and businesses, so they’ll know what will and won’t work after assessing your property. They’ll talk to you and your architect, and will find the ideal location for all wires, outlets, and devices. A smart home installer knows where to wire speakers for the best room acoustics and where cables should lead to smart lighting and heating.
Future-Proof Your System
We have no idea what wild technology will be available five or ten years from now—and new devices like smart mirror TVs are now ready for purchase. Luckily, a smart home installer can arrange your system to scale further in the future. As technology evolves and devices update, your home’s system will have the capacity to grow over time and won’t become outdated. By wiring each room before construction is complete, you’ll be set with enough cables and outlets to enable scalability.
Want to learn more? You can modernize your home remodeling project with help from Carmel, IN’s trusted team at Digital Home Design. Send us a message below or contact us here. We’ll be in touch soon!