Is a Smart Home Out of Your Reach?
These Entry Level Options Are Ideal for Any Budget
Custom smart home solutions are often considered a luxury item compared to their DIY counterparts. With some comprehensive systems costing over half a million dollars, it’s no surprise that many families think this technology is out of their reach. But not all smart home systems need to be extravagant to improve your day-to-day lifestyle.
Smart home technology is more affordable than ever. As your go-to smart home company, we offer a wide range of solutions for middle-class families that want to get in on the smart home movement. Although there are more options available, below are two we've recommended most for families from Old Saybrook, CT to Newport, RI. These are not only cheaper but also involve less invasive wiring, making them ideal for existing homes.
Security systems are often people’s first foray into home automation. You get to eliminate those cryptic, old-school security panels with touchscreens that offer an instant overview and one-touch control of all your security features. Opt for a mobile app as well that lets you manage locks, alarms and surveillance from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.
Platforms like 2GIG use Z-Wave technology to incorporate a wide array of smart devices into their security systems. Link your system to smart thermostats, dimmers, and wall outlets for a comprehensive solution that doesn’t require the extensive wiring that drives up costs. In your initial consultation, our technicians will help you figure out which features it makes sense to add within your budget.
Similar to 2GIG, Lutron offers two great introductions to smart home technology. Begin with the small scale Caseta line to manage lights and shades from handheld Pico remotes or a mobile app. Ready to expand beyond lights and shades? Add the Caseta Smart Bridge, which lets you integrate a wide range of devices, including thermostats, wireless speakers, and voice assistants.
RadioRa2 is a step up from Caseta, which comes with a 50-device limit. Craft more comprehensive smart home solutions with this wireless lighting control system allowing for up to 200 devices. RadioRa2 also allows for a little more customization.
Make use of elegant keypad models in a variety of colors and finishes to fit more seamlessly with your décor. The improved app experience lets you create personalized scenes and access them through your keypads or the app’s homes screen. Expand beyond the Serena roller shades that come with Caseta to include honeycomb shades, drapes and blinds.
Our expert team will help you build a smart home solution that meets your unique needs while staying within the budget you have in mind. Partner with us to make your technology dreams a reality. All you have to do is set up a consultation by giving us a call or filling out our contact form.