Is Smart Home Technology Scalable?

Three rules to choose the right system for growth.

It’s one thing to set up a smart home to meet the wants and needs of homeowners, but what happens when they want to expand? What happens when you want to implement home automation into the majority of your homes? How can smart home technology be scalable?

Scalability Challenges
First, let’s look at technology in general. We all know it’s developing at warp speeds, and as soon as the latest craze hits the average home, everyone has moved on to the next shiny innovation. It seems staying “modern” is a continual shifting-sand concept, especially in home automation. Updating a smart home system could mean serious structural changes and expensive rewiring work, something that doesn’t seem scalable or future-proof for the homeowner.

Next, let’s understand some common builder concerns about home automation. Builders worry they will need the help of a third party for programming, and smart technology will have to be built into the infrastructure of the house. Typically, smart home systems do need a programmer to implement any changes in the custom moods and experiences settings for homeowners. It adds a step to your production process and can create a burden on your warranty department for future expansions or tech support.

Potential Solutions
To optimize scalability, we recommend living by these three rules:

  1. Choose a system that is easily expandable for both you and the homeowner. When the homeowner adds on a room or an appliance, there shouldn’t be a penalty for starting small.
  2. Production shouldn’t be slowed down by tacking on home automation to your process.
  3. The burden of tech support and add-ons should lie with the smart home system manufacturer.

Enter TiO. We are a simple, scalable and affordable solution in home automation. Using future-proof technology, we create a platform through easy-to-install hardware and easy-to-use software.

With TiO, everything is connected wirelessly through “The Brain” or MasterCoordinator®, which connects all TiO devices—separate from the home owner’s Wi-Fi—and allows access to the system from anywhere in the world. Notice we said wirelessly—that means no need for a complicated and expensive wiring system to automate the home. Once the MasterCoordinator®, wall touch controls and audio amplifier are installed, it’s as simple as Turn It On (TiO.)

No Penalties for Starting Small
At any time, more features can be added to our smart home system without the need for a third party. Through our patented technology, homeowners can change any customization features and settings on their own with the tap of the finger through the user-friendly TiO app on smart phones or tablets. This includes customizing moods and experiences and reconfiguring wall switch settings, as in controlling how many switches there are and what they control, whether it be climate, lighting or security.

No Slowing Down Production
Adding TiO to your homes doesn’t add any steps in the production process. We send preconfigured packages per room for a seamless set up, and your electrician can easily install the hardware without a need for a third party. Our TiO wall touch controls wirelessly connect to “The Brain” and fit into any standard light switch.

No Burden on Warranty Departments
Scalability with service. Any and all future updates to the system are handled by a fully-dedicated customer support team at TiO. So when you install TiO’s smart home technology, the torch is passed to us, not your warranty department, for any future needs. Plus, we have partnered with Best Buy to provide free in-home consultation for new TiO users, so home owners will have all the training they would need to operate the system and change custom settings on their own.

So there you have it. With easy expandability, low production needs and high tech support, scalability is possible with TiO. For more information on how TiO works, visit tiohome.com. 

 

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