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Why Hiring a Smart Home Integrator Makes a Difference


Should You DIY or Use A Smart Home Company?

If you’re a handy man, a fixer-upper, or someone who prefers to do things their own way, it’s entirely possible to assemble a smart home system by yourself. Devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s SmartThings are available in stores, and with video tutorials and blogs like this one, DIY installations are more accessible than ever.

The downside? Doing it yourself is not easy. If you want a truly integrated home, you will need to mount cameras, install thermostats, wire your speaker systems, and trickiest of all, get your separate devices working and communicating with each other. You don’t want to juggle different remotes and phone apps; everything should work in unison together automatically. To achieve that, you’ll need the assistance of a smart home company.

To decide if the professional or DIY route is best for you, continue reading to discover how a smart home integrator can help your Guilford, CT home.


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They Offer More Customization

A professional smart home company knows how to integrate every device in your home into one control system, like Savant. This creates a completely customizable design with possibilities that you may miss if you choose to DIY. Imagine pressing a button “Good Morning” that automatically raises shades, adjusts the thermostat, turns on the appropriate lights, and starts music in the kitchen. Save energy with motion sensors that turn lights on and off in vacant rooms, and heat detection sensors in windows that lower blinds when the room gets too hot. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to custom solutions an integrator can do for you!

They’re Experts

Let’s face it—a professional smart home team just knows the territory. They’re certified to use specific brands like Lutron and Savant and know about the newest technology first. With electrician and IT skills, they can assist with your home network, wiring, and also know the best way to set up audio zones in your house, how to get the best sound in your backyard, and how to build a robust comprehensive system.

They’re Faster and More Efficient

If you only want one facet of a smart home system—whole home audio, for instance—that project alone could take considerable time to install on your own. But for a more complex, personalized system with security cameras, motorized shades, outdoor entertainment, temperature control, and lighting all in one, this becomes lengthy several-month project to finish through DIY. However, a professional team knows how to install your smart home faster and more accurately. They’ll get it right the first time, and you’ll be grateful you won’t be flipping with frustration through an instruction manual.

If you’re ready to upgrade your Guilford, CT home, why not get started today? Call C&T Systems at (860) 875-2876 or fill out our contact form here. We’ll be in touch!

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