If you’re thinking of planning a project involving Home Automation, one of your main concerns may be how much you should invest in regards to your integrator/designer. When it comes to choosing an integrator, there are many factors to consider. Do you need a design plan? What is the nature of your project? Is it a small scale project, such as a Surround Sound or Surveillance Cameras, or a larger Whole Home Automation Project?
One of the criteria many homeowners focus on is cost. Choosing the cheapest integrator seems like the easiest decision, but it could end up costing you in the long term. So when is it worth spending more on your integrator? Here we look at 5 reasons why you should avoid hiring the cheapest integrator.
More Efficient Work
While the more experienced integrator may require a larger investment from you initially, their work will be more efficient and precise, requiring less corrections and fixes, and therefore, less time to complete. High quality integrators will work according to a schedule that’s built around your needs, so you always know what’s going on, and have a good understanding of the progress of your project.
Integrators who are new to the business and offer cheaper rates are often uninsured, which is a big red flag when it comes to choosing a company. If a contractor is uninsured, it could leave you liable for any damages or injuries accrued by the contractor.
Choosing a higher quality integrator means you will end up with someone who has the appropriate general liability and worker’s compensation insurance, and is also fully licensed and bonded for your safety and peace of mind.
A cheaper contractor’s quote might look good to begin with, but what about all the added costs for those changes and fixes you have to complete later?
Less Changes & Fixes
A high quality integrator has the knowledge and experience to make the right judgement and choices the first time, without having to backtrack and make changes and fixes too often. A cheaper contractor’s quote might look good to begin with, but what about all the added costs for those changes and fixes you have to complete later?
As they say, prevention is better than cure, and it’s better to get it right the first time, rather than waste time and money on a huge number of modifications and corrections later.
Higher Quality Work
A more experienced integrator will produce higher quality work. Even though you may invest more in hiring the higher quality integrator, you also get greater value, with more guarantees of the work done right, getting Certified Technicians and correct installation methods used, and the result that more closely reflects your vision for your project.
While it can be tempting to make low price your sole criteria for integrator selection, it’s critical to take into account other factors such as the quality of work, professionalism of the team and safety. Choosing the slightly more expensive integrator can actually be the better choice for a guaranteed, high quality outcome, without having to spend more on further repairs and fixes.
High Quality at a Fair Price
At Creative LAVA we offer smart home solutions that let you control and automate your lights, entertainment, security, climate and much more. Our team values each and every one of our clients and we make sure to deliver the absolute best customer service throughout the entire process. We understand that we are in the service industry, the only thing that separates us from the next company, is US. If you’re in the market to build your home or simply looking to see what solutions we have for you give us a call today to discuss your plans.