A home full of connected devices is... NOT SMART

The Wrong Way - Choosing Devices First

Smart home technology is so addictive. Sometimes you just want the latest gadget you spotted in a magazine or YouTube video. Other times, you're enticed by a great deal you found somewhere. Before you know it, you have a ton of great products in your Amazon cart and it's delivered in a day or two right to your door. It's so simple, and so easy.

Our very first customer phone call went exactly like this, see if you can relate:

"Thank you for calling Tech to My Door. This is David, how can I help you make your home smart?"

"Hi David, my name is Jennifer. My boyfriend and I are not techie people. We have a Nest thermostat on the wall and I'm hoping you can come and teach us how to use it. Also, he loves smart home technology and keeps ordering more so we have a stack of boxes in the corner that we don't know how to install. I'm hoping you can make it all work and tell us what else we need."

We've seen this exact scenario time and time again... making all that shiny new smart home tech work together in one, cohesive system is not for the faint of heart. And choosing products randomly creates a hodge-podge of equipment that doesn't always work and requires 42 different apps on your phone.

We can (and do) fix problems for customers after they've tried the "order random stuff" approach, but there is a much better alternative.

The Right Way - Choose The Experience First

A smart home is so much more than just connected devices. A great smart home delivers an EXPERIENCE. Defining and planning for the experience you want is the first step in our process.

Experiences are created using audio, video, lighting and control. Ask yourself some of these questions: How do I want my smart home to integrate into my daily routines? What do I want to do in each space? How do I want the space to change to create different moods? What do I WANT?

  • I want one remote control for everything.
  • I want to control my music and volume from anywhere in the home.
  • I want it to be easy.
  • I want it to work.
  • I want to know when a person is on my property.
  • I want to control things from my phone and with my voice.
  • I want to come home to a lit house.
  • I want to keep an eye on my side yard when I’m not home.
  • I want to know my kids got home safe and the door was locked behind them.
  • I want it look like someone is home when I’m on vacation.

We’re listening. We hear you. Tech to My Door is not in the business of creating cookie cutter homes. We create custom, personalized smart homes that keep people connected to what matters to them.

After we understand and design the experience you want, Tech to My Door can identify what smart home accessories support the experience and work together with voice or touch control.

Let Us Do It for You

Do you know what a smart home is truly capable of? We would love to show you what a fully automated smart home can be.

Whether you are a complete novice or a semi-experienced DIYer, we will meet you where you are and work with you to create the best smart home experience for you. We install and integrate home theaters, outdoor entertainment, whole home sound, lighting and shades, security and surveillance, networking, and access control.

Let us make your home smart and secure!

Posted in Amazon Alexa, Automation, Google Home, Lighting, Nest, Ring, Z-Wave.

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