Why DIY Can’t Compare to a Professional Smart Home

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The Difference Between Smart Home Hobbyists and Home Automation Companies

So, you want to build a smart home. When you search for smart home products online or visit your local Best Buy, you might find devices like video doorbells, smart speakers, and Wi-Fi-connected thermostats.

But a collection of smart gadgets does not make your house ‘smart.’ After all, it isn’t more efficient to swipe through different apps every time you want to use your technology. And juggling several remotes doesn’t save time for anyone.  

The truth is, building a real smart home is a complex endeavor that requires a solid home network, wiring, and quality equipment to function properly. DIY automation systems often cause more headaches than handiness—and may not seem ‘worth it’ in the end. The key to a sophisticated system is connecting with home automation companies that live and breathe smart technology.

By partnering with a professional, you won’t have to redo or troubleshoot anything, and your smart home will act seamlessly like magic. As a home automation firm based in Raleigh, NC, we’ll share how a professional system makes a difference below!

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Home Networking: How It Works & What You Need for Better Internet

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Build a Home Network That Provides the Speed & Coverage You Need

You’ve heard of social networks and networking at cocktail hours. But what is a home network?  Nearly everyone has a home network, but when confronted with the term, many are unsure what it really means.

A home network is simply a group of electronics, like computers, smartphones, and gaming systems, that connect to the internet and each other. Most folks set up a router that supplies Wi-Fi to their devices and never think about home networking again. 

But a wireless router is only one component of home networking. And if your Raleigh, NC, home’s Wi-Fi isn’t performing well, upgrading your home network could do wonders for speed and reliability. 

Here’s all you need to know to get started with a home networking upgrade.

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7 Everyday Ways You’ll Use Lutron Remote Light Control

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Illuminate Your Chapel Hill Home—Even If You Aren’t There!

Lutron lighting control lets users turn on every light with one press of a button—or voice command! Whether you use the Lutron app, Pico remote, or a sleek wall keypad, you can turn on entire rooms and set lighting just as you like it. Not too bright, not too dim, and a comfortable color temperature.

Unlike other smart bulbs that rely on a Bluetooth at-home connection, Lutron’s smart lighting systems let you control lights, shades, and thermostats from anywhere in the world.

You may be thinking, do I really need that? But Lutron remote lighting control proves to be incredibly handy. Below, we highlight seven moments that call for smart lighting, whether you’re in the driveway of your Chapel Hill, NC home or hundreds of miles away.

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How to Get Started with Smart Home Solutions

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Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Lifestyle?

What if your home knew when certain things needed to be done? What if you could start your day with shades automatically rising, the thermostat already set to the perfect temperature, and your favorite morning tunes playing over multi-room speakers? With a sophisticated smart home system like Elan, it’s all possible.

But getting started with home automation can be daunting, and you want to make sure you install technology that makes your life easier, not more of a headache. To bring smart home solutions to your Raleigh, NC-area home, we share all you need to know below.

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