The Problem with DIY Home Automation

When it comes to home automation, you want everything to work properly and in sync with each other. After many years of mostly being a system that is installed by professional, do-it-yourselfers have taken to installing their own home automation systems. The benefit to a DIY system is you have complete control over the entire system; however, there is also a downside to DIY home automation.

The Issue with DIY Home Automation

When you set up a DIY program, you tend to have many different products that are all not made by the same company. If your thermostat comes from one company, your alarm from another and your stereo system from a third, that’s three different home automation systems you are trying to make work cohesively. Three different systems means three different things to set up and then three different sets of controls.

This can cause some challenges because in addition to each system looking and feeling differently, there isn’t an easy way to make the devices work as a system if you wanted to trigger one event after another. Example, if you want to turn on the lights once your alarm goes off, it’s not going to be able to work because of the separate apps.

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Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2013/09/26/the-problem-with-home-automations-iot/

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