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Dodge these 3 Smart Home Pitfalls

Premovation AV Helps South Haven Families Build Smarter Spaces

Dodge these 3 Smart Home Pitfalls

By now you’ve probably read about the Internet of Things, how’s it taking over your home and seen some of the impressive new gadgets available like the mushroom speaker lamp or the boom box pillow. If you’re considering a smart home automation system, it’s easy to get swept away. With so much technology available to enhance your life, what do you choose? Visiting or talking with a professional integrator is a good starting point. The folks at Premovation AV will help you learn about the specific systems available and discuss the different possibilities to control your South Haven home.

In this edition of our blog, we highlight some common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to home automation.

Pitfall #1: Going overboard

The thought of a home automation system that can control lights, temperature, shades and media can be an addictive and intoxicating experience. When the sky is the limit, how far should your reach when choosing what devices to incorporate into your control system? In order to get the most of your system, stick with what’s most important to you and your family.

Pitfall #2: Not enough interfaces

Controlling the lights, shades, A/V equipment, thermostat and other devices from a single keypad might sound convenient since it minimizes the number of switches and knobs on the wall. But when it comes to lighting, for example, it ought to be instantly accessible, not buried in a touchscreen display.

Pitfall #3 Lack of proper ventilation

Ever pick up a smartphone after it’s been charging for a long time? Even low-power equipment can get hot. Be sure to place gear and gadgets where air can get to them. Specialty equipment racks and mechanical cooling systems help air circulate and in turn cool the gear.

Is smart home automation on your “To-do list?” We’ve been designing and installing smarter spaces for a while now and excel at helping families get the most out of their homes and their control systems. Contact us to learn more about what to avoid and what to focus on.