Use A System Integrator To Plan A Smart Home

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Laura Hubbard from the Consumer Electronics Association describes exactly what a custom systems integrator is and why you should consider working with one when purchasing home technology.

    Laura Hubbard: When looking for professionals to service you home, most seem obvious. To build a home you seek a home builder. Pipes are leaking, call a plumber, electrical work, an electrician. When it comes to purchasing home technology, or getting consumer electronics to work in the home, who do you call?

    Custom systems integrators are skilled home technology professionals that can help guide you through planning, design and installation of home technology networks that are becoming standard in today's smart homes. They provide a range of expertise including lighting, security systems, media rooms, home theater, HAL home automation and help you identify electronics and automation systems that make sense for your family, home and lifestyle.

    Do you want to monitor your home from work or unlock the front door from your smartphone? Maybe you want to listen the music throughout your home, no problem. Here are a few tips to find an integrator to help turn your loudest wish list into reality, many titles, similar services.

    There are various terms to these professionals. Look for a custom electronic systems integrator or an electronic systems contractor or ESC. Visit their showroom. Many custom systems integrators have storefront and others have appointment-only showrooms that will give you an indication of the services and products they offer.

    Don't be afraid to ask for credentials, customer views and recommendation, even a home tour. Regardless of a job size, home size or budget, a Custom Systems Integrator will work closely with you to design a customized smart home that meets your family's digital lifestyle.