5 Common Home Automation Mistakes

5 Common Home Automation Mistakes

Embarking on any endeavor for the first time can mean mistakes. And we humans are generally great at learning from our mistakes. Unfortunately, making a mistake when it comes to installing your home automation system can cost you both time and money, not to mention headaches. A lot of our new clients reach out to us initially to fix a home-automation system that was either ill-conceived or poorly installed. To keep you on the right path and help guide you through the process of creating the home automation system of your dreams, here are the top five home automation mistakes we often see and how to avoid them. Hiring the wrong trade Security contractors are great at alarm systems. Plumbers work wonders with pipes and electricians are whizzes with lights. Ask an unqualified and untrained tradesperson to work on your home electronics systems, however, and you are asking for trouble. For one, a trade, such as an electrician, won’t have the experience or insight to know what works based on years of trial and error, won’t follow the latest trends in technology and won’t have experience with the best gear and how it works. Stick with the pros and vet your installer. Calling your Electronic Systems Contractor (ESC) late in the game When it comes to installed electronics in the home, virtually every list of mistakes will have this one on it: Don’t make the mistake of bringing an ESC onto the project at a late stage. Getting us in there early will allow us to head off any problems before they become problems, wire your system correctly and...