Home automation is definitely a luxury. Being able to control your house with your voice certainly makes life easier. And because it’s a luxury, it has quickly become a symbol of status. If you’re new to home automation, it might be tempting to go hog-wild with features just to be the envy of the neighborhood.


While that’s all fine and dandy if you’re ready to use all these features, it also can mean that you end up with an overwhelming tangle of tech whose only purpose is to collect dust. Buying automated lighting or a smart home automation system without knowing exactly what you want is like grocery shopping without a list. Sure, you’ll be well-fed, but will you actually eat what you bought? Just like with a fancy home automation system—will you actually use all the features you want to include?

First, Make Lists of What you Want from your Home Automation Installation

Forget what your neighbor has running through their house; ask yourself why you want a home automation system in the first place. Is it to make life a little easier for a disabled loved one? To cut down on environmental impact should you forget to turn the lights off? Making a list of how you want your home automation system to change your life is a helpful step. You might even phrase the items on said list as problems you’re having.

Consider Which Features that will Give You What You Want


Once you’ve figured out what you want out of a home automation system, you can then set about making it happen. For example, you come to the conclusion that a home automation system would let your mobility-impaired grandmother easily adjust the lights to her comfort. While a wall control panel might look futuristic and cool, hooking your automated lighting system up to a smartphone might be more pragmatic for your grandmother.


After you’ve made your list of what you want, brainstorm ways that a home automation system can help. Concretely defining your eventual goals makes sure that you end up with a worthwhile purchase.


Consider New Age Technology for Home Electronic Installation

If you still need help traversing the home automation industry, New Age Technology of Minnetonka, Minnesota, can help. We provide innovative home theater installation, smart home installation, outdoor audio installation services, and many more. To learn more about our company, contact us at (952) 204-7226.