The Internet of things, the future of home automation systems
There is so much to expand into that, in the years to come, we will not only have the possibility of automating our home. We will also see that the more conventional elements will interact with each other to anticipate our needs.
In the future, together with automation, a refrigerator will be able to calculate when food runs out. Then, order from the usual store so you don’t have to take care of it. I say this so that you can take into account the great demand that home automation installation and integration can have in a few years.
We’re on our way, and yes, it sounds amazing. It’s just around the corner. As the Internet of things deepens, the interaction with our home will be much more intuitive. It may not be necessary to press any buttons for a house to recognize that you have arrived and adapt to your preferred settings.
The business seen step by step
Let’s see what steps I would take to implement this business idea:
Determine if there is a market in my area of influence
I have already told you that as long as people want to live comfortably they will be interested in this service. It never hurts to be sure that there is a market that can grow exponentially.
Identify suppliers of home automation technology
If you want to set up a business of installation and integration of domotic systems you need to work hand in hand with the manufacturers of the technology. You need to study the technology offer in order to develop a marketing plan.
However, I cannot leave this point without recommending that you keep up to date with the technology offer. It will depend on how easily your business adapts to the new, that your customers continue to see you as a good option.
Legalization of the activity
You understand that it is necessary for you to register a company, so I have not included it. Beyond that, there are certain legal requirements you must meet. Both for physical security and data protection.
In Spain, all companies that work with user information management, video and voice recordings must register with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.
Then we must understand the following, it is about electrical installations, so you must have some degree of training, or have people who have some certification.
It is recommended that you register in the Register of Telecommunication Installers, although, in general, this register is done when it comes to third degree installations, that is to say, in jewelry stores, banks, among others.
Although the integration of home automation systems can be done by anyone, there is always a legal framework that we must comply with.
If you are really interested in the business idea, you should consult a legal advisor after defining the type of service you want to include.
To sum up, you must:
-To have a qualification as a licensed electrician, or its equivalent.
-Register with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.
-Register in the Register of Telecommunication Installers.
-To satisfy any other requirement contemplated in the law.
Define the type of service you will provide once you have technology providers, you need to put together plans or packages that fit your customers’ needs. In the case of home automation systems you can offer installation, integration, design or a combination of all of them. Regardless of the approach, I will give you an outline of the plans you can offer.
However, this can be done in two ways:
Preset plans or packages
This kind of approach to business is good if your buyer doesn’t know exactly what he needs. Sometimes, it is much easier to offer something preset to serve as a base. It is very important that you offer flexibility if the buyer wants to improve the system he has purchased.
For example, you could offer a home automation system installation service that includes the management of lights and room temperature. It can be extended to automate television, doors and so on.
Something I have not told you and that is curious: many people like home automation security. Check the offer of intelligent locks and other equipment in the same field.
This is another approach you can take to your business – and one that I really like.
Perhaps the market you are targeting has greater knowledge and purchasing power, so it could be better for sales.