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4 Questions to Ask Before Contacting a Smart Home Company

How to Know You’re Working with the Right Technology Partner

4 Questions to Ask Before Contacting a Smart Home Company

The world of smart home automation is deceptively simple. The technology is fun to use and easy to learn, and it adds a lot of convenience to your daily life.

But the simplicity of smart technology can mislead users into thinking it’s easy to craft a fully functioning ecosystem throughout your entire Chicago, IL property.

That’s why you want to work with a smart home company you can trust. One with an established record of successful projects and ongoing success.

In this blog, we’ll show you how you can find a technology partner that will work for you for years to come.

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#1. Do they have an online presence?

Finding a technology partner is easy, especially when they’re just one Google search away. Make sure the integrator you choose has an established history and can show you examples and testimonials of the work they’ve done. Online portfolios, ongoing blogs, and more are just simple ways to do a preliminary check on the company.

#2. Will the technology be difficult to use?

Another way you can get a sense of a company’s experience and expertise is to ask them to explain the basics of how to use your new smart home technology.

Not every smart home installer has its own custom interface for controlling your home’s technology. Liaison separates themselves from other smart home integrators with their own patented automation software package called ETouch. The custom interface shows the actual floor plan of your home to provide a simple, easy-to-use layout that can be controlled on any device – smartphone, tablet, or computer – of your choice.

Whether you want to connect AV gear and turn an unused basement into a home theater or install energy-saving devices like smart thermostats and motorized shades, you should get a sense of how those devices will work and not be intimidated by using interface that controls them all.

#3.  Do they identify pain points?

With home automation, it’s easy to lose track of what’s important. After all, smart technology is just plain cool. But you don’t want to invest in technology you’re not comfortable using – even if it seems so useful on the commercials.

A quality integrator won’t force you into a system you don’t want or need. Instead, they’ll ask you the right kind of questions to get a sense of how you’ll use it and how you can get the most out of it.

#4. Where will I build in the future?

A smart system should remain useful for years, and it’s always a good idea to start practically. But as you get used to the convenience of integrated technology, you’ll most likely want more. That means you should already start considering how you’ll want to add to your system in the future. If you start out with smart security features, that doesn’t mean you won’t want to add a custom home theater in the future.

A quality technology partner can help plan out years of potential technology additions to your property, so you can build and grow naturally as you become more aware of how the system works and the benefits it can bring.

Want to learn more about adding smart technology to your Chicago, IL property? Call (888) 279-1235, click here to schedule a free, no obligation consultation, or send a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.