Home/Business Automation: Expectation vs Reality
“I can install it on my own. It’s going to work just as it would if a professional technician did it. I’m going to save so much money!”
“Maybe, but probably not.”
That’s the truth. Here are a few reasons why:
When someone opts to install something on their own, they are trying to accomplish what technicians take years in education and experience to learn. Taking an installation project into your own hands with no foreknowledge on the subject is a gamble. Unprofessional installations may save people some money in the short term, but they risk more money being spent in the future.
Let’s use a simple example and suppose someone is trying to install smart door locks for their home system. Let’s also say this person doesn’t have instructions or guidance on how to do it. The person gets everything hooked up to the house and even hooks the locks up to their smartphone for ultimate control. Everything seems to be working fine.
“Do it yourself” installation urges this person to stick with using bluetooth to connect to their smartphone instead of using a lock with WiFi capabilities. We Are More uses products that can utilize both. WiFi enables smart locks to be used more effectively for what they’re worth.
Bluetooth works great, as long as the person is within a certain distance from their locks. They can’t count on being in control of their smart locks if they’re out of town. Depending on house size, locks can’t even be monitored from within the home, like in their bedroom, or in the living room. They’d have to be close to the lock.
The scenario of bluetooth also restricts giving passcodes to guests, so the person would either have to purchase a remote to leave for guests or they would always need to be present to open and close the doors. As mentioned previously, however, if the lock is using bluetooth then remote access to the door is pretty limited as well.
In short, there’s no point in spending extra money to switch from a traditional door lock to a digital one if it’s just going to be the same experience or make locking and unlocking your doors a bigger hassle. If they had a professional do the work, they’d have worldwide access to their locks, including remote control access from anywhere in the world, vacation passcodes for guests to use, and WiFi enabled options for more.
Not being able to open a door for people when out of town, not being able to monitor or check the status of the doors being opened and locked, and not being able to simply create and erase passcodes for guests are only a few problems to mention. The scenario only includes a single installation that would seem simple to most. Now imagine larger installations that people try to accomplish on their own. You don’t have to be that person.
Trying to install most things that require professional technicians to do, means that you’re going to try and match or do better than the standard and quality they were taught at. We Are More has trained and well equipped technicians that know what they’re doing and can even answer any questions and concerns you might have. We also help with design assist, another huge part of installation processes that you can read about HERE.
Samara Towers does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.