Smart Home Automation: A Beginner’s FAQ

Smart Home Automation: A Beginner’s FAQ

Everything You Need to Know About Automated Technology


When you hear the phrase “smart home automation,” what do you think? Do you envision robots in your home? We aren’t quite there yet when it comes to home technology – but you can have a futuristic smart home right here in the present day!

Investing in smart home automation in your Marion County, IN living space is a great decision.  You’ll be bringing luxury and convenience to your everyday life, and creating the ideal home environment for you and your family.

But where do you begin in all this?

Not to worry – we answer the top questions every new smart homeowner has when starting this journey. Keep on reading to learn more about home automation and how it can benefit you.




Question #1: What Is Smart Home Automation?

When a system or device is called “smart,” it means it is connected to the internet or – the “Internet of Things.” The different parts of the system communicate with one other online; reacting, responding and telling each other what to do.

They work to make whatever it is you’ve programmed them to do, happen. And then you can continue to include as many technologies into the system as you want! Audio-video components, motorized shades, surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and thermostats are all examples of smart home automation features.

The term “automation” means that every component works without you needing to tell it to every time. You won’t even need to move from where you’re sitting or standing. These features work automatically.


Question #2: Is It a Big Investment?

No matter how you upgrade your home, it’s no doubt going to cost money.

But a smart home automation system rewards you with luxury and convenience, and you save money and energy as the years go by. You also don’t have to start off with a finished system.
Begin by installing a smart surveillance system or distributed audio video for your media room.  Then if you want to, add motorized shades or home lighting control later on.

Start your smart home how you prefer – your system can always expand later. You can keep adding more features and technologies to it without any hassle.


Question #3: How Do I Control Such a Complicated System?

Just because your system is complex, it doesn’t mean operating it has to be difficult.

You can use so many different devices to control it, whether it’s your smartphone, a tablet, a remote, or a wall panel. Simply push a button, and all the power is in your hands.

Set scenes and install motion sensors and timers so that you don’t even need to use a smart device to control your system daily. It’ll all work automatically after you’ve set up how you want the technologies to work together. Then easily make adjustments when you’d like!
Want to know even more about smart home automation? Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!


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