Home automation systems make enjoying your home easier and convenient. With the touch of a button from a centralized remote or mobile application, it’s now possible to control everything from video and audio systems to security surveillance and even window blinds. Purchasing a home automation system can seem overwhelming, so our team has put together a few critical criteria you should consider to make choosing the right system easier.
Four Considerations for Choosing the Right Home Automation System for Your Family
- Lifestyle. Today’s technology can automate just about any powered unit in your home, yet it’s often not financially feasible to adopt all the possibilities right out the gate. Consider your family’s lifestyle to determine what your priorities for automation are. For example, if your family engages in a weekly movie night, installing a system to show movies on a big screen with full surround sound is a must. On the other hand, if kicking back in front of the fireplace with a good book is more your speed, perhaps a distributed audio system and remote-controlled lights and window shades will make your relaxation more comfortable.
- Infrastructure. It’s much easier to install wired systems in new construction or remodels, but other factors will also contribute to the type of system that works well for you. For example, square footage and layout will alter requirements for wi-fi-enabled units. Additionally, you should review your existing internet networking with home automation experts to determine if you’ll need to make any investments in technology before adding automation functionality.
- Budget. It’s essential to have realistic conversations with your home automation team about how much you want to spend on a system. They are in the best position to help you walk through various options and help you make good decisions to address your priorities while providing functionality for future expansion. Fortunately, there are high-quality systems available for every range of budget.
- Control Preferences. Most professional services have a variety of options available for the control unit. Many consumers prefer the flexibility of accessing the system via a mobile application downloaded to any mobile phone or tablet. Others prefer using a dedicated handheld or wall control unit. Seniors may find control units with simplified choices and bigger fonts or buttons easier to use. Voice-activated options provide accessibility for the visually impaired.
Let the team at Accurate Electronic Interiors get you started in the right direction.
Our staff will listen to your unique needs and walk you through options that will meet your criteria. We carry high-quality systems that provide a wide range of automated services. Visit our showroom in Central Point for a hands-on demonstration to learn how easy it is to use home automation and see how it will benefit your life. Simply give us a call today, and let’s talk about how AEInteriors can make your life at home more enjoyable.