The Tech Check Off List

The Tech Check Off ListWelcome to part two of our SMART Technology blog series. In the first blog post, “Make Your Home a Smart Home” we discussed a general over view of SMART homes. In today’s post we are going to start to break apart the different parts that make up a SMART home.

The decision to buy a new home is an exciting one, but it can also be overwhelming. Through our extensive design center and our collaborative sales process, Gerstad Builders does everything we can to ensure that the home you purchase today incorporates aspects you will want for your future home. To help guide our customers through the unfamiliar waters of SMART home technology, Gerstad Builders partners with Get Wired Now, a leading specialist in Telecom and Wireless Technology application and installation.

SMART home technology is something that you will want to plan ahead on. Adding additional features later is much simpler when you incorporating the right items from the start. Gerstad Builders includes a wireless internet hub standard with every home purchase. The wireless internet hub allows for current needs as well as future wireless devices which can be added to your home network without creating issues at the router’s wireless antenna. Issues can include too many devices on a system which can cause slower download and upload speeds. Yet, a wireless hub is only one component which is where a checklist comes in handy.

The start of the SMART home decision process at Gerstad Builders incorporates a check list. This list helps our specialist determine what you may want for options and features. For example, most people mount their TV’s on walls; however, there are additional features that can be installed to make your mounted TV look clean and independent; instead of having cords running every which way.

Although you may not anticipate it now, once you expand your SMART home beyond 2-3 WIFI enabled devices you will want an easy way to control all the different devices in one location. Through the use of our Tech Check-off list, our specialist can help advise what program can help simplify the different devices into one uniform platform that is easy to use from any smartphone or tablet. It is possible to operate any and all of the following brands with one free downloadable app:

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bose
  • DirecTV
  • Dish
  • Door Bird
  • Google Home
  • Honeywell
  • LG
  • MYQ(garage door opener accessory)
  • Nest
  • Panasonic
  • Philips Hue
  • Roku
  • Samsung
  • Schlage (Door knobs and Locks)
  • Sharp
  • Sirius XM
  • SONOS
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Vizio
  • WATTBOX (battery backup)
  • Yamaha
  • And Thousands More

Don’t check out on tech! Use our Tech Checklist to get your home up-to-date so when you start to download on the latest SMART home crazes your home’s operating system is not already out of date.

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