How did you fare during the holiday season? As the excitement dies down, it’s time to take stock of all the great gifts you got to close out the year. Go ahead and try on that new shirt, cash out that Amazon gift card, and install all those brand-new tech gadgets. Unfortunately, those brand-new smart speakers, lights, and thermostats aren’t quite as easy to install as advertised. Getting them set up might be easy but getting them to work together is another matter.
Offload the work to a smart home company, so all you have to do is sit back and relax until your gadgets are all ready to work as one from an intuitive app or dedicated touchpad. Do you want to integrate voice control through Amazon Alexa, that’s possible too! Since there may be a variety of smart home companies to choose from in the Alpharetta, GA area, we’ve created a guide to help you gauge which to trust with your brand-new holiday gear.
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A genuinely trustworthy smart home company can help you out with all of your technology needs. It should serve as a one-stop-shop to take care of your lighting, audio, video, climate control, shades, networking, security, and more. Designing a truly integrated smart home solution is only possible if the experts you’re working with are experts in all the technology you want to include. Before choosing one, check out their website to see which services they offer to make sure that list includes everything you need.
Even then, how do you know that these companies are indeed experts in what they say they are? Having a look at their manufacturing partner is a good first step. High-performance audio, video, and control companies require ongoing training to be a dealer. Look on their website to check out which partners they list and crosscheck on those companies’ websites to make sure they’re official dealers. Dig deeper to find out what level dealers they are. In our case, for example, you’ll find that we are Authorized Control4 Gold Dealers, Paradigm Dealers, and Sonos dealers among others.
How can you tell that the smart home company you’re researching can deliver high-quality projects? A good start is checking for photo galleries. Very few people would hire a painter without seeing their past work first, so why should your technology be any different? Explore photos and descriptions to get a feel for the kind of projects they take on to see if they might fit your needs and stylistic preferences.
In the end, the best way to gauge the quality of a smart home company is to hear from their previous clients. You can verify if their smart home solutions are easy to use, versatile, and reliable. Even if they don’t list testimonials on their page, you can check out reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Houzz and Home Advisor. Not only can you read reviews while you’re there, but these sites may also have additional project galleries for you to check out.
The best way to get your latest holiday gadgets to work together is to work with an expert, experienced, smart home company. To learn more about the ways Southern Cinema can help you optimize your new devices, call us at (770) 888-8848 or fill out our online contact form.
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