In the last decade or so, home automation and smart home upgrades have become pretty commonplace. For homeowners and renters alike, it’s easier than ever to have some aspect of home automation integrated into your living space. However, there are definitely still some misconceptions related to smart home upgrades floating around out there. To be sure, there are still home automation pros and cons to consider. But technology evolves quickly, and so many perceived issues that existed even a few years ago simply don’t exist anymore.
And if you happen to be in that camp, still hesitating to upgrade your home with smart home features, check out our breakdown of some of these home automation “problems” that are more myth these days. The future is now!
1. “Home Automation is Too Expensive”
Whenever new technology enters the market, the price always feel steep. Think about when the latest iPhone or gaming system gets released, for example. When you get started trying to figure out which home automation services are right for you, there may be some upfront costs. Installation and individual product costs like doorbell cameras, motion sensors, automatic lights, etc. might seem like too much. But most home automation companies bundle services. With My Alarm Center, you can even customize a plan that fits your budget and home size.
And with the added control of regulating your household’s light and energy use, you can drastically cut into your monthly bills. So in the long run, home automation can actually save you money.
2. “Home Automation is Difficult to Install”
In the early days of home automation, and even home security, a lot of equipment needed to be hardwired directly into your home. Which, admittedly, would be a pretty intimidating process to undergo. But these days, it’s easier than ever to get set up with home automation equipment. In many cases, you can even set up equipment on your own as most gadgets now are pretty user-friendly.
Of course, the easiest route is to let the professionals handle it. At My Alarm Center, we work with trusted, local technicians. These workers are our equipment experts and will help set up your smart home upgrades in the perfect places to complement your living space.
3. “Home Automation Gadgets Look Stupid”
In most cases of tech products, the first generation model doesn’t always age well. Let’s think about Apple again – remember those brick iPhones and iPods that once dominated? Not too flattering. The same could be said with some home automation equipment. In the past, it was startling to see a doorbell camera or video monitoring equipment on a private property. But now, it’s not only more commonplace, but the models are much more stylish. Even on the inside of your home – something like a smart thermostat can really modernize the look and feel of a room.
4. “If I Eventually Move, My Home Automation Stays Behind”
Moving can be overwhelming. And when you’re thinking about home improvements in the present, it’s always tempting to look ahead when deciding what’s “worth” doing. When security systems and home automation equipment were more hard-wired to homes, that was certainly something to consider. But now, it’s pretty easy to transfer services where ever you go.
With My Alarm Center’s no-hassle transfer services, we make it easy to move peace of mind with you wherever you go. Plus, we will take up to $200 off your alarm bill when you transfer service with My Alarm Center.
With our Smart Move program, you’ll receive $100 when you transfer your services, plus another $100 if the new owner of your home activates services with us.
5. “None of these Home Automation Features Interact”
With so many different smart home upgrades to choose from (locks, lights, thermostats, oh my!), it can feel like a lot to sort through. And at one time, home automation was comprised of a la carte gadgets and services that all operated independently. With certain companies specializing in certain features, this situation can still happen today.
But with a company like My Alarm Center, you’ll never have to worry about being overwhelmed by too many features. Controlling your upgrades and creating your own rules and settings should all be in one place. And with one single app you can control everything from your light and temperature timers to locking the doors once you’ve already left the house. Because home automation should be that – automated!
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When new technology hits the market, it can be easy to be intimidated or resistant to change. But the advantages that home automation brings to the table cannot be overlooked. And now, it’s easier than ever to integrate the right smart home upgrades that make the most sense for your home and budget. Learn more about what you get with home automation services from My Alarm Center.
And if you’re looking for more ways to keep yourself and your family safe, check out our home security and automation services at My Alarm Center. We offer a wide range of home security options to protect you and your family. If you’re ready to discuss our custom solutions, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you prepare for what’s next.