Leveling Up Your Living Space
Plenty of families across the United States have begun implementing home automation technology. While this technology can revolutionize your home, it's not uncommon for consumers to run into roadblocks with their home infrastructure. Plenty of home automation installers can set you up with products that can be deployed with no additional requirements; however, some of the more premium or complex technology will come with additional home automation requirements.
There are three primary requirements for implementing new home automation technology: a reliable network, smart home wiring, and one of the many home automation protocols.
With all of these things combined, you can piece together a beautifully crafted smart home to alleviate some of the stress that comes with managing your house. From automatic lights that come on at sunset to a garage door that shuts automatically when you leave for dinner, smart home products make your life easier. Before you begin selecting your ideal products however, let's break down the aforementioned home automation requirements.
Light speed Connections
When you're considering making your home a little smarter, one of the first considerations should be your current home network. Blazing fast wifi is one of the most important home automation requirements. Before buying any smart home products, evaluate your wifi speed and strength to determine if your products will work.
Smart home products often require a fast and reliable network in order to function properly. If your wifi is slow, you might consider upgrading your plan. You also might have a good plan but unreliable equipment and/or dead zones. If this is the case, you can upgrade to a more powerful router or implement a mesh wifi network.
Smart home wiring
Partnering with home automation installers can ensure that your home's wiring is ready for home automation technology. We call this step prewiring. Smart home wiring is often necessary to seamlessly integrate many smart home products.
AVX can work with you to prep your home for every upgrade you have in mind. Though it is only one of the three home automation requirements we listed in this blog, smart home wiring can often be the most inhibitory roadblock on the path to building your dream home.
Home automation protocols
Every piece of smart home technology runs on one of the home automation protocols. Home automation protocols are the framework on which smart products function. Though many products run on bluetooth or wifi, some tech run on popular protocols like UPB, Z-Wave, or Zigbee.
If you're considering a product that uses one of these home automation protocols, then it might be worth considering using products that are compatible with said protocol. This will cut down the amount of troubleshooting that comes with utilizing multiple protocols.
Up and Running
Getting things set up is often a breeze after checking off these home automation requirements. If you need help or run into any more roadblocks, AVX is just a phone call away. Though setting up a smart home can be a daunting task, we assure you that the results are rewarding. If you're wondering whether or not the initial home automation requirements are worth the final product, we give you our personal guarantee that they are.