Smart tech is a vast and confusing marketplace, and the price tag is too high for people to invest unless they are 100% sure of their choice. Which is why customers prefer to get professional and personalized recommendations!
According to Mila professionals and customer feedback, here are the 3 main challenges that homeowners encounter when considering a Smart Home device purchase.
Many people approach us to make their homes safer – from outside threats and internal mishaps. A typical scenario involves a client looking to tighten outside security. We usually recommend two main options depending on their budget and requirements – a DIY security kit or a more extensive professional set up. In the DIY category (this usually contains cameras, motion sensors, and a touchscreen controller) some notable mentions are SimpliSafe home security, Nest Secure, Nuki, Ring and Arlo.
Professionally installed systems offer more features, proper installation, and tech support as well as continuous external monitoring (on yearly contracts). Most also include functionalities such as thermostat control, video doorbells, voice control, integration with security lights, and essential smart devices such as ovens. We usually recommend these when homeowners want a measure of safety for senior members of the family who might be home alone.
A popular request is for smart home devices that save energy in the house (and cut down the energy bills). Here the basics are smart plugs and smart lights that ensure most efficient use of electricity and plug (pun intended!) any wastage. Then come the smart thermostats, HVAC systems and motion sensors that save power by ensuring that the home/room is heated or cooled at just the right temperature.
The third most popular request is for automation. Homeowners – especially busy ones juggling home, work, and kids – want smart tech to make life simpler for them. Here depending on their needs, we introduce time-saving automation such as robot vacuum cleaners, smart lawnmowers, and sprinkler controllers. For the kitchen, homeowners have plenty of options for smart cookware that takes over from time-to-time like the Hestan Cue Smart cooking system that follows a recipe!
The smart home tech market is evolving at a super-fast pace, and to give your clients the best advice, it is critical that you know EVERYTHING! We recommend you keep abreast of the latest developments and new product lines by browsing brand websites and checking Mila Academy for new courses and news.