The Pitfalls OF DIY Smart Home Installation

So, let's walk through the top three pitfalls of DIY smart home installation and how a professional can assist.

The right stuff

The ethos behind smart homes is to have technology work smarter, making your home more intuitive, responsive and improving your living environment as a result. Behind this principle is a smart home ecosystem where products, fittings and sensors all talk to each other effortlessly to deliver their planned function.

One of the most common problems with DIY smart home installation is the use of incompatible devices. Each may be smarter but together may create more problems than they solve, with separate commands, remotes, and apps all required to do their individual jobs.

Now, instead of an intuitive environment, you have a clunky ecosystem which requires more work than simply manually operating areas of your home.

Professional smart home installers, like Lera, look at the home and your requirements, providing the right sensors, products and infrastructure to create an effortless ecosystem of communication.

DIY does not equal easy

The packaging of your smart products may tell you how simple it is to connect an item and enjoy a smart home, but that may not necessarily be the case.

There's connecting to the network, programming, additional products like sensors that need to be fitted and a whole host of other nuances that need to be fine-tuned to get the desired result.

Professional smart home installers not only know the best product for the job at hand, but the installation shortcuts and programming that will have smart home features perform at their optimum. What's more, they will do it within the minimum time frame that equates to significant time savings, effort reduction and actual financial benefits.

Much like the technician who can reconfigure and program your computer within hours, Lera prides itself on transforming your house into a smart home with no hassle, no fuss, and with swift results.

The backbone

Behind every smart home is an infrastructure of IT. This ranges from the network capability of your internet and wireless system to any additional wiring or programming that may be required.

A common problem with DIY installation is that many overlook their network infrastructure, assuming it will simply handle the task.

We work to strengthen the network, ensuring all areas of the home can communicate and that your wireless and internet won't be overwhelmed by the additional workload of extra devices and the Internet of Things.