What Does the Ideal Home Automation System Look Like?
Unlock the full potential of automated lighting, climate, audio/video, security and more with the right whole-home automation system
Whole-home automation can truly elevate your lifestyle from ordinary to luxurious. With home automation, you have the power to enjoy all the little things in life: lights that turn on by themselves when you enter a room, a thermostat that adjusts itself to your desired temperature during the day and a smart coffeemaker that starts brewing coffee as soon as your alarm goes off in the morning.
To achieve this bliss in your Salt Lake City, UT, home, you must start with the right home automation system, the brain of your smart home. Keep reading to learn what the ideal automation hub looks like and why you should consider hiring a professional integrator to install your new system.
What Makes a Good Automation System?
First and foremost, a good automation system can automate all your home devices under one system. The primary goal of home automation is to make your life simpler, more comfortable and more convenient. Juggling multiple platforms to manage your smart devices defeats the core tenant of an automated solution.
Additionally, a good system will be:
- A good automation system will be able to integrate with a wide range of third-party devices and manufacturers so that you can use the specific brands you enjoy without having separate platforms for each one. Control4 solutions currently work with over 14,000 third-party devices, and that number continues to grow as new technology emerges into the marketplace.
- The ideal hub will allow you to add new smart devices and solutions when you choose without overloading the system.
- Control is the heart of your automation system. You should be able to access all your devices and sub-systems using one centralized control app. With a Control4 system, all your home’s automated scenes, solutions and smart devices are stored in one app that you can access via a smartphone, tablet or another interface.
How Does an Integrator Add Value to a Home Automation System?
Whole-home automation is much more complicated than installing individual plug-and-play smart devices in your home, which is why we recommend hiring a professional to install your new system. A home automation setup involves hardware installation, software programming, integration of multiple devices under one system and wiring and networking configurations.
When you hire an integrator, you’ll get all of the above, plus these benefits:
1.) Expertise and experience. Your integrator has the training and certifications to program and install high-quality audio/video systems, complex wiring and networking solutions. Integrators have experience working with smart devices and high-end automation systems. Argenta Solutions is a certified Control4 dealer with extensive knowledge on installing and operating Control4 systems.
2.) A big-picture view. Your integrator is also a great resource. During the design and build process, an integrator will evaluate your home and ask you questions about your lifestyle to design a custom system to meet your needs and preferences. During the installation, your integrator can also create custom automated scenes that combine several actions under one command to simplify daily activities.
3.) Long-term support and maintenance. Unfortunately, all technology is bound to act up at some point. But your integrator has the training and knowledge to troubleshoot issues and make the updates needed to keep your system running at peak performance. At Argenta Solutions, we won’t leave you high and dry. We offer several service plans that include remote monitoring, support and maintenance.
At Argenta Solutions, our experts can help you design and install a whole-home automation solution customized to meet your lifestyle needs. If you’re ready to take the leap, call us today at 801-996-3146 or fill out our contact form. You can also talk to us using the live chat box on your screen.