In this article, we’re going to the ABCs and expectations you should be aware of when when planning your smart home project.
Let’s start with A.
A is for Ask – The first thing to do is start with a list of questions that you’ll want to ask yourself before moving forward.
Here are a few examples:
  • What problem am I looking to solve with this smart home project?
  • What is the main benefit I’m wanting from this project?
  • Is the upfront cost worth it and/or will the project pay for itself down the road?
  • Will I need to upgrade in the near future? If so, how often?
The answers to these questions will help clarify why you’re pursuing a smart home project in the first place, what it should look like upon completion, and how beneficial it will be once it’s done.
Smart home projects should be done for personal reasons that make your life better, not because they’re the trendy thing to do. These answers will help strengthen your reasoning and your goals so that once the project is complete, you notice a real difference in your home.
B is for Build – The next step is to find the right person to actually build your smart project and make it a reality.
You’ll want to go with someone with plenty of industry knowledge and experience who has the creative ability to build what you’re looking for. This step should be relatively simple and can be done with an internet search and a few references.
C is for Collaborate – Once you’ve found the right installer, your last step is to collaborate with them to finally make your smart home vision a reality.
Collaborating means both working toward a common goal and listening to what suggestions your installer may have. Many installers can come up with creative ideas you’ve never even considered so be sure to get their input early and often.
Seeing a smart project through from start to finish can be a very rewarding experience. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can make your smart home idea a reality and Collaborate together, use the form below to contact us!