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How Expensive is Home Automation?

Some home automation systems can be do-it-yourself projects with a variety of components available from big home improvement centers and similar stores. Costs for this approach are dictated by what you put in your shopping cart and present to the cashier. Components start under $10, depending on what they are, and climb to a couple of hundred dollars or more each. Usually, the home-grown system consists of a simple group of controls that toggle power on/off to specific electric appliances at preordained times, or monitor if a window or door has been opened when it shouldn't have been. Readily available, inexpensive components might help you get the most out of your home theater and music system. They might, with a speaker siren add-on, warn you of an intruder or fire within your home. With a contractual engagement of a home security agency, a do-it-yourself system can also summon help in the event of fire and intrusion.

These starter-quality systems begin around $500 and go up depending on the pieces you purchase. Following that route is not for the average, weekend Mr-Fix-it however. Since the cost decline of home automation systems is associated with some devices using existing home wiring, if your house wiring is not up to code, one must factor in the cost of a electrician, in the neighborhood of $100 per hour, and whatever materials are needed to upgrade your home's wiring.

Help with installation, set up, programming, connectivity and troubleshooting of a do-it-yourself home automation system is most likely limited to a printed brochure that comes in the box, and maybe an 800 number for customer service and training.

Realistically, the kind of home automation system that you envision for making your life easier may be one of the professional products. The type of system that will do the variety of things you want, and do them with a simple interface between you and your system, as well as be controllable from a remote location via Internet and cell phone technology, comes with a higher price tag. It also requires professional installation. However, higher-end systems often come with varying degrees of training and professional help when you need it, which may or may not be part of purchase price/installation agreement.

One must also factor in internet or cloud-based service setup, and the electric usage of the system. The more complex the system you desire, the higher the initial cost for the control system, various components and the long term cost of maintenance.

Some necessary components are priced under $20, others are more than $1,000. The same price range can be said for individual components you want for your system to serve your needs. Professional installation has its cost, a ballpark estimate being about $5 per square foot. One should shop around for the best price and keep in mind installation costs are just that, not the total cost of a home automation system.

To purchase and install a professionally installed, good quality, home automation system, it would probably be wise to budget at least $5,000 and up.

Global Alarm Monitoring Market 2018-2023: Growing Popularity of Smart Homes and Home Automation Systems

The "Alarm Monitoring Market by Offering (Systems Hardware, Services), Input Signal (Discrete, Protocol), Communication Technology (Wired, Cellular, IP), Application (Building, Equipment, Vehicle Alarm Monitoring), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023 ...

Published:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:22:00 GMT



Robotics Make Manufacturing Automation Easy

Today we have different kinds of manufacturing automation. There is vehicle manufacturing automation, factory automation, home automation, construction automation and many others. The automation of the manufacturing industry, using robotics enables the ...

Published:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:55:00 GMT



Building The Cognitive Muscles To Thrive In The Automation Age

We're only a few years into this automation age (WEF calls it the Fourth Industrial ... learning happens at school, home and in the community anytime The Nellie Mae Education Foundation says student-centered learning engages students in their own success ...

Published:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:55:00 GMT



Global Home Automation Market: Research Industry Analysis, Size, Sales and Forecast By 2020

With technological advancements in several developing countries across the globe, home automation solutions are evolving continuously. Modern day home automation solutions utilize high end digital technology for providing better performance and efficiency.

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:52:00 GMT



Beyond vacuums: Home robotics

the challenges of merging IoT and home automation products from different manufacturers, and the last in artificial intelligence for the kitchen.

Published:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:01:00 GMT



Amazon planning robots that roam around your home

Home automation is growing fast, and Amazon is one of the companies leading the way. Alexa on smart speakers and televisions, though, isn't the limit. The e-commerce company wants to have a more active role in your home. Rather than relying on stationary ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:01:00 GMT



Home automation made more convenient and accessible by HomeCoverPlan with one-device system

Home automation has become the by-word for many homeowners, especially those who would like a home that's not only more secure but also more efficient and easily managed. Today, homeowners can benefit from HomeCoverPlan's complete one-device system for ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:44:00 GMT



Global Home Automation Market: Increased Penetration of Smart Devices Boosts System Sales, says TMR

ALBANY, New York, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The presence of copious number of players render the global home automation market fairly competitive, finds Transparency Market Research (TMR). A majority of smart home companies are focused on ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:54:00 GMT



Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home

They're an easy way to make your smart home devices play nicely together. Since Amazon's Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs ...

Published:  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:30:00 GMT



 

 

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