Let’s Make this Easy Guys!
We know Home Integration is the future of plush living. Lighting control, climate control, security, entertainment, outdoor entertainment; the list goes on and on. But hey, I get it – I understand how daunting it can be to get started. You’re putting your home – and a large chunk of budget- into someone else’s hands! Off the cuff, you will have a hundred questions. You will want to know exactly what goes where, how it works, how easy will it be to maintain and how much you’re in for.
After 12 years in the game, our BNC squad knows the drill, and this is why we enjoy connecting personally with our clients so that we can take the “fright night” out of investing in Home integrated technology, and replace this with easy speak, easy terms and easy solutions.
For your mental notes, here are the answers to three of our most common questions in the game:
1. How important is costing when looking at home integration – can I find a cheaper alternative?
The truth: you’ve got to give a little to get a little; you’ve got to give a lot to get a lot! Think of it in car terms. You have your Ferraris and you have your City Golfs. They both have their merits, they both meet the mark, but to compare the two would be a fatal mistake. Quality and expertise count for a lot in this arena. When you make a deal with a supplier who cuts corners on price, the question is: what else will they be cutting corners on? You may get an integrated space with bugs. This includes things like flickering lights; a home that locks you out, unpredictable climate control, haywire alarm systems – you get the idea. Invest in home integrated solutions that will serve you and your family with as little effort as possible.
2. What is a must-have when going the integrated route?
Separate the nice-to-haves from the must-haves. The greatest invention was the universal remote. One device to control your lights, television, radio, kids (we’ll get there!). Systems like BNC’s Control 4 is one of a kind that commands every electronic device from the comfort of an app. A one-stop touchpoint is a must have – else, it wouldn’t be home automated now would it. When choosing a household automation specialist be sure to ask if all of systems work cohesively together and if there have been any recent system bugs. The fact remains: all your home integrated systems should work at a touch of a button and merge seamlessly like a scotch on the rocks.
3. How do I know I’ve chosen the right Home Integrated Company for my objectives?
The relationship you have with your home integration team is really important. These are the guys to whom you are literally opening up your private space. Having a good team means clear communication, personal attention, expert advice and the most important – 24/7 back up and support. At BNC we guarantee off-site maintenance with 3 or more annual call outs, if needed. Your home automation partner should be doing the same.
For me, it’s about making sure your technology partner, on the whole, is offering you value for money, saving you time and energy and answering all your questions clearly and simply, so that you can finally focus on your Friday 4-ball at the club.