3 Mistakes Builders Make with Smart Technology


Ensure You’re Installing Value-Added Solutions in Your Projects

Over the past decade, smart home technology has gone from a rare upgrade to an expected feature for luxury residences. Technology helps custom builders attract better clients while differentiating themselves from their competitors. However, approaching technology the wrong way will have an adverse effect. Generic or disjointed solutions could turn future buyers away since they'll see you're not prepared to handle that kind of project.

Reach out to Barrett’s Technology Solutions, the top smart home company in Hinsdale, IL and the greater Chicago area, who can help you best integrate technology into your projects. Along with educating you on the latest trends, we’ll partner with you directly to install state-of-the-art home automation systems in your new construction projects. Not only will you be able to add value to your projects, but you’ll be able to avoid the following common mistakes.

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  • Relying on Devices vs. Experience

Naturally, there’s often an instinct to just add the most popular devices to projects: lights, thermostats, locks, surveillance cameras, and more. Devices are left to function separately, with homeowners having to deal with a handful of apps to get through the day.

How can you give clients an integrated smart home experience instead? Design a home automation system with the help of Barrett’s Technology Solutions that puts all their devices under one umbrella. One of our premier control system partners, Savant, offers full control from mobile apps, dedicated touchpads, voice commands and more.

  • Leaving Technology Considerations Until the End

Extensive wiring is needed when building comprehensive and reliable smart home solutions. However, many builders wait until the last minute to bring in a smart home company. In most cases, that will mean delayed project timelines and increased budgets.

Eliminate change orders and associated delays by bringing in a technology partner at the start of the project. We can coordinate with your team to implement all technology within your established timeline. Our staff has years of experience in project management and collaborating with builders, designers, and architects on smart home projects.

  • Not Giving Clients What They Want

Deploying us early will also address another challenge homebuilders have when it comes to smart technology: not knowing what recommendations to make. Do you know which devices are the most popular or which would best fit a client's lifestyle? A lot of times, builders will offer basic, generic packages that leave clients wanting more or feeling oversold.

A smart home company should be included in that conversation from the start. As we hear their priorities and pain points, we can advise them on the best products and features then design a custom solution for them. To help our trade partners, we also offer ongoing education opportunities to give them the basic knowledge needed to speak with clients before we arrive.


Make sure you’re installing top-notch technology in all your projects by partnering with Barrett’s Technology Solutions. Reach out to find out how we can help you attract better buyers and add value to your projects. Just give us a call at (630) 898-2850 or fill out our contact form.

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