In a recent study conducted by Microsoft, researchers found three barriers that must be addressed before wider adoption of smart home technology can occur. While the majority of households surveyed reported mostly positive experiences with home automation, participants highlighted three challenges including linking disparate systems, poor manageability, and high cost of ownership. The team of experts at Relative Home Systems has been working to address these challenges in each of the automation projects it convenes. If you’re considering smart home automation for your Memorial, Texas home, you’ll want to keep reading.
Challenge #1: Linking Disparate Systems
With so many smart devices and electronics within a single home, it can become challenging for the homeowner to get the flawless integration they desire. Retrofitting a home with the proper technology requires expertise in smart technology, programming, and networking.
Each project we tackle has its own unique set of challenges and demands, but this is where we excel. Whether you choose to automate a single room in your home or outfit the entire house, our team will design a plan, select the right technology and configure it in a manner that meets you and your family’s needs. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. We’ll customize a home automation system that blends with your lifestyle.
Challenge #2: Poor Manageability
A home automation system requires management, and while the participants surveyed were well-equipped to manage their installations, their experience highlights potential challenges related to the
• integration necessary for customization,
• issues with reliability and complex user interfaces,
• and reliance on consultants all which must be addressed if broader adoption of home automation is to occur.
The team at Relative Home Systems has installed hundreds of home automation systems integrating everything from lights and climate to home theaters and outdoor entertainment solutions. Because Relative partners with industry-leading manufacturers like Crestron, you can rest assured the technology has been designed, built, and guaranteed to work flawlessly and as a complete system. The experts at Relative want to not only add technology to your home, but also simplify all the technology that’s already there—removing layers of complexity.
Challenge #3: High Cost of Ownership
Another barrier highlighted in the Microsoft study is the high cost of home automation. While we do agree that some solutions can become costly, it’s important to understand what your dollars are buying.
If you truly desire the best that home automation has to offer, investing in the right technology and hiring an experienced integrator is necessary.
We begin the home automation outfitting process by conducting a preliminary interview where we get to learn about your desires, explain the realities of the technology, and begin to formulate a budget. When you work with Relative, you’re hiring a team of professionals with many years of experience that have worked on a multitude of complex projects. Whether you want to control your entire home, focus on saving energy, or automate the security system, we have a solution that meets your needs and fits within your budget.
Whether you’re building a new home or want to update the home where you’ve lived for years, Relative Home Systems is poised to formulate and implement smart home solutions that fit your lifestyle. Call (281) 537-7373 now to learn more.
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