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To simplify all the quirks of putting a smart home together, we offer a comprehensive home visit and quote to ensure we provide you a system that works seamlessly and intuitively. 

It takes a fair bit of knowledge to ensure this is the case, but below we have answered the most common questions to get you started.

If there is anything else you would like to discuss, please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Smart Home Questions

Q: Should I have a voice assistant control my smart home?

A: Many people ask this question and it can come down to personal preference, but it isn't necessary to have a voice assistant control your smart home. Voice assistants can provide simple shortcuts to everyday routines which may not happen at the same time each day. They can also provide access to smart devices for anybody in the house, or enable control without having to move from your position. This can be particularly useful if you are in the middle of something important or are unable to move around the home independently. 

Q: How much will setting up a smart home cost?

A: There are many options when choosing a smart home, so this isn't a simple answer. You can however create a foundation which can be added to over time, keeping initial costs to a minimum. Essentially, you can get a simple setup under £300 that will give you lots of control today, while ensuring you don't need to start again if you want to add something in the future. It's worth having some idea of what you want your smart home to be like when complete so you get the best start possible.

If you want a whole home solution from the start, you can spend anywhere from £500-50,000 (or more) to give you the smart home of your dreams. With Smartstart, you can realistically expect to pay between £1,000-5,000 to purchase products, have them installed and set up with automations controlling them as we specialise in affordable options that can be integrated more easily than a bespoke system.

Q: Will I need to change my network setup?

A: While each home is different and your requirements will affect this, most smart home setups don't require any changes to your network. If however, you have issues with wireless connectivity in certain parts of your home, want very high speed internet access for multiple devices, or want a complex smart home setup, upgrading your network has real benefits. It's worth getting this aspect right at the beginning of your setup so you don't get stuck in the future. 

Q: Can I install my own smart home?

A: Absolutely! Most smart home products are designed to be installed without professional help, but can still present some challenges. To ensure product compatibility, it takes time to research and the installation itself requires basic tools and knowledge to complete. Once it's installed, the apps needs to be set up, as well as implementing scheduling, routine structuring and integration with smart frameworks to ensure they speak to each other properly if you want to get the most out of your smart home.

Q: How can Smartstart Help me?

A: We're experts in providing the best smart home products based on your requirements and budget, ensuring they all work together seamlessly. We offer a free home visit to discover the potential of your home and find out what you would like to achieve. We will then arrange a time and date that suits you to install, setup and demo your new smart home. We can even create routines and scheduling to automate and simplify things like lights, heating, or even opening the curtains!

If you would like to discuss how Smartstart can help with any of the above, get in touch today to get started on your journey to a smarter home.

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