There’s a lot more to home automation than just getting a Google Home or other personal device. You can automate just about everything in your home now, from your television and sound system to your lights and your alarm. Automating your home can make everything a little easier and can even save you money.
Before you choose a home automation system or hire someone for custom home entertainment installation, you’ll need to consider these things:

6 Things to Consider about Home Automation before Installation

Size of Your Home

The type of home automation system you need will vary significantly based on the size of your home. If you have a smaller home, you will have a much wider array of options. However, if you have a larger home, you will need something that can accommodate more outlets, more devices, more bandwidth, and so on.
Take a full inventory of what your home needs and check the details on any system you are considering carefully.


Some systems are designed for specific needs, such as a custom home entertainment system. Other systems are designed to meet the needs of multiple components. Not only do you need to know exactly what items a system supports, but you also need to make sure it is compatible with the specific models you have.
For example, if you are considering a custom home audio installation, you want to make sure that the devices are compatible with your iPhone or Android or other device. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on an automation system and then find out it doesn’t work with your devices or that it’s not easy to use with your devices.


Maybe you just want to automate your home entertainment system for now. Later, you might change your mind and decide you want to add your lights also, or maybe your home security system. You need to make sure that the system you are considering now is scalable so that it can take on more devices or additional capability.
Choosing a system that can be scaled can help you save money in the long run. Plus, it will be easier to expand when you are ready.

User Interface

You can get a system that’s as complicated as a NASA command center (well, maybe not that complicated), but you need one that you can actually use. If you have to spend a long time learning a system or have a hard time figuring out everything you need to do in it, you are less likely to use it, and you are less likely to get the full benefit from it. Plus, you’ll just enjoy yourself a lot less.
Look for a system that is user friendly. It should be both easy to learn and have an intuitive user interface.


Budget tends to be the bottom line for a lot of people. You might find a system that meets all your needs, is user friendly, and produces excellent results, but if it’s too expensive, none of that will matter. You can only afford what you can afford.
Find the balance between quality and price to get the right home automation system in Phoenix.

DIY vs. Professional

Sure, you can install your home automation or even a home theater system yourself. But you shouldn’t. There are too many things that you can get wrong, and that will end up costing you more money and more time to fix. You could even put your home or your equipment in jeopardy by making a mistake that leads to damages.

Just hire the professionals to do the installation for you. The professionals have the skills and experience to properly install your Phoenix home automation system so that you get the best out of all the features, your home is not damaged, and you save time and money.

If you are thinking of automating your home entertainment, contact Stabley Home Entertainment Specialists. We do custom home entertainment installation in Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, and the Phoenix Metro area. We can give you a free quote on your custom home theater installation, whether you want just audio, video, or both. We’re ready to help you take your home entertainment experience to the next level. We also install other home automation systems, including security. Call us today to learn more or to get a free quote.