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WHAT IS A SMART HOME PROFESSIONAL?


Home automation specialist, technology integrator, home technology professional, custom electronics dealers—these are just a few other names for what we like to call a smart home professional. From security systems and smart home automation to custom home theaters and intelligent lighting, smart home professionals are trained and experienced when it comes to designing electronic ecosystems that turn houses into dream homes.

WHAT MAKES THEM EXPERTS?

Smart home professionals are armed with tools, resources, and experience to create truly intelligent homes. They work with manufacturers to receive special training on how to best deploy devices and design orchestrated systems that seamlessly connect individual gadgets and appliances into one, easy-to-use smart home system. Smart home professionals have been certified as programmers, installers, and computer networking specialists and have years of experience when it comes to customizing electronic systems. In the U.S., many smart home professionals are members of business associations like the Custom Electronic Design Installation Association (CEDIA), the world’s largest association of smart home professionals, that helps with resources like educational programs and networking opportunities and connects them directly with manufacturers.

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WHAT DO THEY DO?

Smart home professionals, especially ones who work with Control4, have access to incredible resources that make them a valuable asset to homeowners, home builders, and interior designers. As trained experts, they offer consultations to develop solutions that are customized to their clients’ needs and desires.

First homeowners, home builders, and/or interior designers outline their initial interests. Then the smart home professional assesses the existing infrastructure or plans to determine what’s possible and oftentimes suggests eve