With smart home technology becoming more and more popular, many people are wondering about the best way to start implementing it into their own homes. The big question is should you try to do it yourself or opt for professional installation?
This post will give you the pros and cons of each option so you can decide for yourself which one better fits your needs. Let’s start with the Do-It Yourself (DIY) option.
Saves you money
Helps you learn how the technology works as you gain experience putting it together
Satisfaction of being able to install a work smart system yourself
High potential for technical problems
All repairs become your responsibility
Limited understanding of your chosen technology make keep you from realizing its full potential
Lack of access to professional grade technology (must use lower quality consumer grade products instead)
May void product warranties in some cases
If you’re the kind of guy who’s great at installing and fixing things around the house, this route may be much easier for you. You’ll save money up front, learn a lot about how your new smart system works, and have that feeling of accomplishment of knowing you did it all yourself. However, if you’re not that type of person, you may be setting yourself up for trouble. Technical issues are a reality when installing smart technology and any “hiccups” or troubleshooting that needs to be done may require several trips to the hardware store (and Tylenol for headaches). Now let’s take a closer look at having your smart technology installed professionally.
Peace of mind of a quality installation
Better quality integrations
Higher quality materials and equipment
Less future maintenance required
Any necessary maintenance will require scheduling a service appointment