• Home Technology - DIY or Professional Integrator?
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    Home Technology – DIY or Professional Integrator?

    Home technology has become very sophisticated and fun to use. Today, all of your technology interacts in such a way, that it becomes very important to make sure you purchase compatible devices. If one device doesn’t speak the same language as the rest, it will work, but no one will be able to figure out how to get it to function.

    I have been installing home technology for the past 18 years with iHome Systems and I have seen tremendous changes in the industry. One of the comments I get is “what happened to simply turning the dial?” In a lot of cases, I have to agree that the complexity sometimes makes just sitting down to watch a show more complex than it should be. I am old enough to remember picking up the phone and hearing “number please” to which I would just respond with the number I wanted to reach and the nice operator would dial for me. Then came the rotary dial, soon to be followed by the dial pad and the, mostly deaf, voice recognition that gets what I want right only six times out of ten. I usually feel like a full time beta tester because the technology changes so quickly, it is never fully tested before it is released, but I love playing with the new features so much, I can’t resist being the first one to have it.

    I am, of course, “a do it yourselfer” I have been connecting things together since I was 10 years old, which is why I got into this business to begin with. So I am an experienced do it yourselfer for home electronics. Which makes me an “expert” I always believed that what makes someone an expert is the process of failing so many …