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DIY vs. Professional – What is the right choice for my smart home?

September 3, 2018

Can everybody turn a house into a smart home, or is there more behind it?



Smart home solutions often promise a quick and easy transformation of your home. And in most cases it does not require more than a little affinity for technology in order to add some “smart” to your home.


But do these gadgets, which promise fool proof installations, really create a smart home, or are they just toys (This question was answered by the previous article, which you can find here). And what can a professional system integrator add in order to transform 4 walls with a ceiling into something intelligent?



What to expect from DIY Smart home solutions?


The installation of a DIY gadget is mostly very easy and the programming via smartphones or tablets is, thanks to intuitive apps, a matter of minutes. Within 10 minutes, you can have your light up and running with your phone, the smart thermostat creates automatically a cosy atmosphere and intelligent power sockets provide electricity to only those devices, which are currently used. As it is state of the art, all solutions will be controlled by the owner’s mobile handheld.


All sounds great, but where there is light, there is also shadow. Ironically, the first downside of all is the controlling with the mobile handheld.



DIY: One app per one solution…each!