Everyone today is going for the "do-it-yourself" method over hiring out.
From healthcare to home improvement, people would rather handle it themselves then get a pro to do it.
With this craze of self-service and the boom of smart house technology, the idea of a DIY smart home has become even more popular.
Control & Compatibility
Another obstacle you must leap over in the DIY smart home process is getting control of all your devices.
The main problem is that the smart devices that you can go out and pick up at the store are not always compatible with one another.
For example, you purchase a smart lock from one company and a smart light switch from another.
The smart lock requires that you download an app on your phone to set it up and control it.
The new smart light switch also requires you download a different app to set it up and control it.
So now you have two new smart devices and two new apps.
Now, instead of just making sure your door is locked and your lights are turned out, you must go into each new app to use them?
That doesn't sound very smart, does it?
As you add more devices, you add more apps, and ultimately make things even more complicated than they were before.
Not to mention, even devices of the same brand constantly have connection problems.
This is where a smart home company comes in.
First off, a company that specializes in smart home tech is going to offer top of the line smart products, usually ones you can't just go buy in the store.
Secondly, these high-quality devices almost never have connection issues and are made to stand the test of time, unlike most of the cheaper consumer smart devices.
An example of a company that produces pro level smart tech is Crestron, a world leader in home automation.
With Crestron products, you can easily control all your devices from a single touchscreen and even your phone.
No more bouncing around from one app to the next to simply lock your door and turn out a light.
Products such as these allow you to enjoy the seamless functionality that smart home tech should have from the start.
To achieve this, you must have the help from people who know what they are doing because this kind of tech is not for the average consumer to install and use.
If you accidentally put too much of a spice into a soup, the first thought that should come to your mind is to add more of another spice to cover up the taste of the first, right?
Wrong. You will just end up with an overpowered soup that won't taste good at all.
Trying to fix one spice with another doesn't fix anything at all.
Your best bet is to call up that chef friend of yours and ask him what you should do to remedy the spice problem.
Just because you know a little about cooking, doesn't grant you the ability to know what your professional chef friend knows about cooking.
The same goes for smart tech.
Most all of the consumer smart tech devices attempt to troubleshoot your products by either the use of an app on your phone, videos, and through automated customer service recordings.
Trying to fix tech with more tech usually causes more problems and nothing is solved, nothing is personal.
A major benefit of working with a smart tech company is the personal and human touch.
If you have a problem, they are only a call away to get in touch with someone you probably know or that has helped you before.
These large smart tech producers will never be able to offer the kind of personal customer service that should be available for you and your smart house.