Smart homes may be based on the principle of connecting items via the Internet of Things, but there’s far more to creating an effective smart home than just adding devices to the internet, logging on and flicking a switch and home automation design.

The art of seamless smart homes lies in design, installation, programming, and infrastructure to ensure your smart home not only operates effectively now but embraces a rapidly changing future with home automation design.

Here’s why smart strategy matters within the smart home.

Design

Chances are you have specific services, automation and requirements in mind when it comes to creating your ideal smart home. These criteria might revolve around security, energy efficiency, or convenience. But the art of creating a smart home comes down to working out your objectives, sourcing the right products and designing an effective and integrated system that simplifies your life.

This design will factor in your home layout, smart home aims and objectives, and your budget. It will cater to future anticipated needs as well creating an effective solution that operates seamlessly in the here and now.

Current infrastructure

While some people implement smart home technology and infrastructure into a new build, many people will roll out smart home technology within an already existing building. This means factoring in existing infrastructure and new requirements.

The best smart home strategy involves assessing current infrastructure, auditing its effectiveness and then adding any essential extras like power points, and internal wall cabling.

Most smart home installation can be completed using existing wiring, and a truly streamlined and professional installation will appear seamless, with any cabling hidden from view, and wireless technology utilised to full effect.

Programming

Smart home installation is one part interconnected products and one part programming so these items act in the manner you desire.

There’s real merits to seeking professional assistance with this implementation of technology and the programming that follows to ensure your appliances, fixture, fittings and security items work exactly as you intend them to when you wish.

Security

As smart home technology relies on the Internet of Things it’s not only critical that your internet and wireless infrastructure is up to speed, it’s also important that the security protocols behind it are up to par.

This is where expert IT insight comes into play to ensure your products are protected from hacking, commandeering, denial of service, and viruses.

Products

Designing and implementing a smart home is an investment in your lifestyle and property, and choosing the right products for the right job can be critical to how effectively your smart home operates immediately and in the long-term.

You’re looking for proven products that “play nicely” with each other, and willingly integrate with the appliances, hubs, apps and voice activation systems you select.

Importantly these products should be relevant in the long-term, allowing you to add, update and improve your smart appliances as you wish.

About Lera

Lera Smart Home Solutions is a leading installer of smart home technology and for home automation design in the greater Sydney region. Our team boasts over 20 years experience in IT networking, programming and the electrical industry.

We have sourced the most reliable and cost efficient solutions from around the world to provide the very best in smart home solutions, and work with our clients to understand their needs.

You can learn more about transforming your house into a smart home and home automation design here, or contact us directly for further advice.