How Much Does A Smart Home Cost?

If you’re recently planning your smart home, one of the first questions on your list is likely to be, “how much is it all going to cost?” With so many options now available, deciding which solution offers the best value for money can be tricky.

You may have arrived here from Google in your journey to seek the ultimate answer to your question. And the answer is. It depends (sorry!). (If you’ve got your heart set on AutomatiCH™, however, I’d suggest scrolling down a little where we’ve worked our best to illustrate approximate costs.)

The reason behind such an answer is because of the surplus of possibilities available on the market that fall under the category of ‘smart home’.

    Choosing your solution

    If the budget is tight, the ‘DIY’ route could be a good option; there are lots of products available that you can set up yourself, usually via an app. These products might include smart lightbulbs and wireless speakers. Other products, like smart thermostats, will require some wiring by an electrically competent person.

    The advantage of these products is that they’re affordable, and if you’re able to install them yourself, present a good alternative to having a system professionally installed. There are two main downsides: firstly, if you’re not confident about how the product is installed, there’s a good chance things could go wrong. Secondly, the functionality with most of these products will be limited – although some products can work together, you may struggle to create a cohesive ‘smart home’ if you’re looking to go beyond basic heating and lighting control.

    If functionality is more important than exact costs, consider having a professional home automation system installed. There will most likely be a higher upfront cost than out-of-the-box solutions, however, a professionally planned and installed system is likely to be more reliable and offer much greater scope in terms of compatibility and functionality.

    When it comes to budgeting for a professionally installed system, you’ll need to consider the cost of the hardware itself and the cost of installation. Furthermore, the design and planning of the system may be an additional cost to the physical installation, depending on your installer.

      How much more will it cost to wire my home for home automation?

      As a general rule of thumb, we usually say that you’ll need to double your electrical installation budget if you’re looking to go from conventionally wired lighting, heating, and a burglar alarm to ‘smart’ versions of each with AutomatiCH™.

      Cost vs Uplift

      It is an important note to make that the cost of a system is not the actual uplift when it comes to budgeting. This is because there are often components that are not needed from a traditional installation when going to the smart home– specifically with AutomatiCH™. For example, you may have already factored in the cost of motion sensors and keypad from an alarming budget, wiring for lighting in the electrical budget, valve actuators, and thermostat in the heating budget, etc. Seeing as these items would be part of an AutomatiCH™ parts list, the costs are not over-and-above what you may have already set aside. 

        How much can I expect to pay for an AutomatiCH™ Smart Home system?

        The final cost of your smart home system will depend on several factors, which may include:

        1. The size and location of your home
        2. The features and specification you are looking for
        3. Hardware options – whether you choose AutomatiCH™ switches or other products.
        4. Planning, design, and consultancy costs
        5. Labour and installation costs

        There are, of course, several manufacturers that can offer similar functionality, however, their costs will likely be different from ours.

          Smart home costs in relation to property value

          Another way of estimating costs is to look at the cost of a smart home in relation to the property’s value.
          Generally speaking, you can expect to pay somewhere between 1.5% and 3% of your property’s value on a smart home installation. Of course, there’s not really an upper limit of how much you can spend, and if your home is especially large, or you’re looking for bespoke features, your costs may be considerably higher.

            We hope we’ve managed to explore some guidance on smart home budgeting today. If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a new device, why not consult AutomatiCH Smart Home Experts first? You’ll qualify for upto 90% discount on your first order.
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