Prepare for a Home Automation System Installation
Getting ready to have your home automation system installed can seem like a confusing or daunting process at times. You may be curious about whether you need to do anything or if that’s the job of the system installer, among other concerns. With getting ready for your home automation system, here are some tips and tricks to help you on your way.
Prep your lifestyle
Depending on what type of system you want installed, prepare for some lifestyle changes. For example, you could be updating your lighting system or having an automated security setup installed. Both will slightly alter your daily routine, so prepare how you operate before having anything installed. This includes the way you wake up, leave the house or even travel.
Prep your house
While altering your daily routine, it could also benefit you to make changes to the home. Take advantage of the opportunity to partake in a spring cleaning exercise. Donate or trash any items in your house to tidy the area and make it easier for home automation updates. An easy way to get rid of things you no longer need is to remember which items you haven’t used in the last year. Items you haven’t used in a while can be donated. This will help you along to a more streamlined, automated home.
Prep your family members
Your family members should be involved with the process, as well. Think about the possibility of your son or daughter handling a part of the process. If it’s automated lighting, for example, they’ll need to know what to touch or not touch. Also, your spouse may need to be added to the account and have an extra app.
Create a checklist for not only your family, but close friends and relatives who may need to know your system in case of an emergency. Keep all the details — except for your security codes — somewhere handy, so you always have it on the go.
Those are just a few tips to help get you ready to have your home upgraded with an automation system. Being overprepared is always better than being underprepared, so keep that in mind if you think you can skip the prep work.
Contact Vivint today to learn more about preparing for installation of a home automation system.