How important is technology to your everyday lifestyle? For many families, especially over the past year, it has become as essential as water or electricity. So why are you bringing in plumbers, electricians, and interior designers during your construction phase but not a technology professional?
All you have to do is visit our Control4 certified showroom to see the perks of a comprehensive, fully customized home automation system. But to get the full benefits of this cutting-edge technology, you need to bring in a Control4 dealer early in the project. Below we explore the main reasons technology needs to be top of mind from the start.
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Ready to hear the one thing that will ensure smart home success? Prewiring. You need the proper cabling laid throughout your home for lighting, security, and networking to get reliable performance from your system. By bringing integrators into your project early, you can coordinate with electricians and construction crews to get this wiring done.
Wiring after construction often means having to tear down walls and rewiring certain parts of the house. This results in building delays, added costs, and a home automation system that can't reach peak performance.
While you can get past some prewiring through wireless solutions commonly used in retrofit installations, they won’t match the reliability of a hardwired installation. There are cases where space limitations may require some wireless products. Even then, a hardwired foundation helps relieve some of the stress on your network to help these wireless components work well.
What do you want your smart home to look like? How do you want it to work? Consulting with a custom integrator early in the process will help you not only answer these questions but ensure the final product matches your expectations both in look and feel. When we get involved early, we have a blank slate to work with to help draw up your dream home.
When it comes to your smart home performance, a hardwired solution not only allows for greater reliability but more customization as well. With a Control4 smart home, you'll be able to integrate many of your favorite products and manage them the way you want through touchpads, mobile apps, in-wall keypads, handheld remotes, and even voice commands.
We’ll work with your builder to ensure there’s adequate space for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and coordinate with your interior decorator, arguably one of the most significant partnerships, to maintain their vision of a room without compromising performance.
We’re not surprised that interior designers have a love-hate relationship with technology. When you force it into an existing environment, you can end up with exposed wires, clunky speakers and TVs that take over the room. When you bring in a custom integrator early, they can partner with your interior designer, so any technology solutions consider your overall aesthetic from the start.
In some cases, that’ll mean finding bold speakers to show off in your media room. Other times, it’ll mean going with speakers that disappear into your walls. We’ll work with designers to choose on-wall keypad colors and finishes that match the feel of any room and pick out motorized window treatments that are as beautiful as they are functional.
Are you ready to sign on a trusted custom integrator to design your dream smart home? For a free consultation, please contact us at (913) 498-1183, use the live chat box below, or fill out our contact form.
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