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How to Work With a Home Automation Professional in 5 Steps

The release date:2020/11/25 0:00:00



Just like with every home improvement project, making your home smarter brings up one big question: should you do it yourself or hire a home automation professional?


There are seemingly endless resources available online to help do-it-yourselfers, such as how-to videos and complete guides on how to get started with home automation (check it out here).


We’re talking about smart bulbs, smart door locks, and such. How hard can it be to install them yourself? This is the question you’ll probably be asking yourself now as you prepare to take your first step into making your home a smarter one.


But just with every home improvement project, the results don’t often pair with your previous expectations. While painting your bedroom walls yellow is something you can easily go through by doing it yourself, home automation systems often don’t work together that seamlessly because of connectivity issues and different protocols.


Sure, as smart home professionals, we might be kind of biased, but believe us when we say that asking for professional help has huge tradeoffs in terms of time, money, and results. Smart home systems look easy to handle, but they’re actually not that intuitive, especially if you’ve just stepped into the smart home world.


So, to save you from the frustration of losing money and time with smart home devices that don’t function as planned, we’ve gathered here below all the steps you’ll take if you decide to rely on a home automation professional like us.



1.Set Up an Appointment

When it comes to smart homes, there’s not a perfect solution that fits everyone. For this reason, the smart home professional will have to first learn more about your lifestyle.


Only once we know more about your needs and wants, we can come up with a suitable home automation plan that fits you best.


Plus, not everything is once said and once done with smart homes. At this stage, you might want to give smart home a try or start small. There’s nothing wrong with that. Actually, we recommend doing so if you’re not completely convinced of how smart home automation can help make your and your family’s life easier.


2.Prepare All the Info

Imagine you’re going on a diet that is customized for your lifestyle and needs. That’s kind of what we are doing every day as many home automation companies out there. We ask people like you many questions.


Of course, we do so not out of curiosity or because we want to mind your business. We need this information to come up with the right product suggestions and a detailed plan that best suits your budget.


Just like with a diet, there’s no point in agreeing with what the doctor is telling you to do if then you’re pretty sure you won’t be able to follow on with this dietary regimen. So if you have any doubts or would rather see changes in one part of the plan, speak your mind at any time with your appointed home automation professional.




One of the best traits of home automation is that it’s highly customizable. You can change your mind shortly after seeing the plan or even later on in the future if you want to add more upgrades or make any changes.


3.Make a Decision

Once you have discussed all the details of your home automation process, it’s time to move on to the core of your project. In other words, it’s time to define and confirm the home automation plan that you want to implement soon.


After completing this step, the smart home professional will share with you a complete scope of work, which will consist of a summary of what you agreed upon together. It will also likely include a line-by-line itemization of the parts and products to be installed.


Don’t worry if at first you don’t fully grasp all the concepts and the terms you’ll find in this summary. The smart home professional will guide you through each detail by also giving you an explanation of how these devices are meant to work together.


4.Schedule the Installation

Everything has been planned and confirmed. The next step is to arrange a date on which the home automation professional can come to your house and install the smart home systems you bought.


As with the previous step, in the beginning, you might feel you’re entering the realm of a new and unknown world. Protocols? IFTTT? What? (P.S. - you can learn more about all the most common 116 smart home terms in this complete glossary guide)


The smart home professional will train and educate you on each product and its capabilities. They will also teach you and show you how to use everything, both one by one and together with your smart home hub.


Our best suggestion is to speak up and ask questions even once you go through this last phase. Don’t feel afraid to overload the smart home professional with questions. We’re here to help you.


5.Maintain a Relationship

The sure thing is that no matter how many questions you ask the smart home professional, you’ll still come up with even more questions as you start using this new technology.


That’s why it’s essential to maintain a good relationship with your appointed smart home company. Pick one that offers a service contract, and that provides immediate assistance, even after the installation process has been completed.


We, as smart home professionals, are some of the nicest people around. We do it not only because it’s part of our job to assist you with anything at any time. We also love what we do, and just like everyone passionate about their work, we can’t stop but wanting to share our hype with home automation with you and anyone else.


So you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable asking us any questions at any time. The more confident you feel talking to us, the more we can help you to make the most out of home automation.


In case you decide to try out new products or projects, we’re ready to assist you both with suggestions and with a detailed plan.


The Next Step


The internet is a world of information. You can surely go online and pick up popular smart home products. You can also read the instructions and install them. But DIY solutions most of the time don’t work or work that well. It’s as easy as picking a smart home system with a different protocol or getting lost in its settings to realize that you’ve opened yourself to more frustration instead of more benefits.


With the help of a smart home professional, you can save time that you would have otherwise wasted in trying out new smart home devices unsuccessfully. Not to mention that the information you find online is not always updated or reliable. A guide about home automation that was published even a couple of years ago is now outdated.


The smart home industry is moving at a speed that makes it hard for most people to keep up. Luckily, when you rely on a smart home professional, you know you are receiving the help of someone who has been trained. Someone who keeps on updating their knowledge to keep their status as experienced professionals.


Contact us or find the closest HDL Automation partner in your country! Trust our smart home professionals to save yourself not only time and money but also a whole lot of headaches and hassles in your journey towards making your house or office a smart home.




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