The dream of having a smart home is more accessible now than ever. Whether you have been wanting such a home for a long time or just for a while, there are a few things you need to know before embarking on this journey.
The best time for the decision to have a smart home is from the design phase. Then, together with the team of architects and builders, you will be able to set up a project that offers amazing control possibilities and most importantly, you will be able to easily integrate most of the necessary electrical and sensory systems.
A house full of smart devices in every room can really be a challenge. But with a team of specialists, the whole process is definitely easier.
The VIKI team suggests you start a smart home in the design phase because then it will be possible to determine where the wiring will be done, the circuits for various sensors or for the control tablets on the walls.
This is the time when you will be able to make the best time / cost efficiency choices, which, managed correctly until the construction is completed, will bring long-term benefits.
The disadvantages of a smart home after the construction is ready
The VIKI team comes with some suggestions when the decision to automate the house comes after the completion of the construction or even after the owners have moved into the new home. Nobody wants a smart home that will make their life more difficult, but certain situations will make you a little uncomfortable. For example, if you have not been able to install power supplies for the devices / sensors, then you will need to choose the battery version, which means that you periodically have to replace them.
Also, once the walls are finished, it is difficult to pull the internet wires to connect various devices that communicate ethernet; the only option that remains is the wi-fi. At the same time, in addition to these disadvantages, making this decision too late will bring you additional costs.
And of course, if you’re not careful when choosing the right smart home products, you’ll have devices that use only half their potential.
The VIKI team offers recommendations for new home automation devices tested by us and a presentation of them can be found in the basic offer.