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3 Smart Home Services You Should Look for in Your Next Integrator


Every custom smart home starts with an experienced technology partner

Every smart home installer is the same, right? Not exactly. Depending on who you work with, you could enjoy a well-designed installation or one that requires constant maintenance and repairs. At Southern Cinema Design, our smart home services are designed specifically to ensure the very best of your North Florida lifestyle. Whether you’re enjoying city life in downtown Saint Augustine or the ocean breeze on the Ponte Vedra, your integrated technology should work to make your experience better and simplify your daily routine. In this blog, we’ll break down the essential smart home services you should look for with your next integration partner. Keep reading to learn more.

See Also: How to Find the Ideal Technology Partner for Your New Construction

1. Pre-Wiring

Whether you’re planning a smart automation system for a new home build or you’re adding one to an existing building, your integrator should provide extensive pre-wiring services. Wiring is how your devices maintain secure connections so your system can operate efficiently for years.

Even if you’re planning to add some wireless devices, wiring your home for automation will help. Lighting control, AV, and more will work seamlessly, and your network will require less maintenance. And remember: a good wiring installation will account for scalability, so you can continue to add devices in the future.

2. Equipment Testing and Calibration

Sometimes the technology in your home doesn’t need an upgrade. And sometimes your system doesn’t work the way it should the first time around. Ensure you’re working with a smart home installer who will thoroughly test all of your devices and controls before they complete the project. As your technology advocate, they should be honest with you about the kinds of systems that will benefit your lifestyle the most.

Additionally, your installer should offer calibration services. Devices like TVs and speakers don’t always work correctly out of the box. Your technology partner should calibrate for the room’s acoustics, color correction, brightness, and other factors that can impact how you see, hear, and experience your system.

3. Design

One of the clearest indicators of a quality smart home installer is design. They shouldn’t just build a system that works well — it has to look good, too. Often, that means hiding cables and components unless they’re essential to the room. It also means neatly racking your source systems in an unused closet or room so they can come back and maintain it efficiently.

Of course, it also means understanding how your technology will look in the space. Anyone can hang a TV or mount a wall-panel controller. But a quality integrator will ensure those devices look as good as possible. They’ll even collaborate with local professionals to develop the best possible solution for your space.

At Southern Cinema Design, we specialize in building smart automation and home theater systems that look great and function efficiently. If you’re ready to work with a local installer with more than 20 years of experience, click here or give us a call at 770.888.8848 today!

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