Develop a budget. Unless you have a limitless budget to draw from, you may need to start small. The initial systems you install may be dedicated units that control a single home system. The following popular categories for new automation systems can be installed on an individual basis and integrated later when you’re ready:
- Automation for your existing security system
- Automated door locks
- Light controls
- Smart programmable thermostat
- Remote garage door control
- Remote control electronics and appliances
Vendor Search- Locate a good installer in your area: No matter how avid a DIYer you are, it’s imperative that you find a qualified installer to program boxes and set up your system for you. Integrating systems together is particularly complicated, much more so than simply programming a universal remote.