Smart Home Services
Smart Home – Plan
If you do not have a plan, plan to fail. Our plans make sure you buy the right technology, made by the right company, at the right time, at the right phase of your Smart Home plan. There is nothing more frustrating buying a technology that does not live up to the hype, comes with poor documentation, does not integrate into your Smart Home system and has no or poor customer support. We provide only the best Smart Home Services.
Smart Home – Internet of Things
There are thousands of home automation routines to choose from that can be used in your Smart Home. For example, when a fire occurs do the following: 1) call the fire department; 2) turn on appropriate lights; and 3) open the doors. We can help you create, test, and deploy your home automation routines.
Malicious hackers are constantly probing our computers and devices, so they can break in and steal coveted information, encrypt data for ransom, take pictures of us, listen to our conversions, or destroy the data on our network. We insure that all your IoT devices are safe from nefarious hackers. We have partnered with leading network security companies to offer you the best network security on the market today, so you can enjoy your Smart Home worry free.
Everyday major utility companies are partnering with the makers of Smart Home Energy devices to help you control your energy costs. We can help you save on your utility bill each month by installing Smart Thermostats and other Smart Energy Management systems.
There is no end to the proliferation of Smart Health Monitoring devices on the market today. The Insulin Pump, Portable GPS/PERS, Personal Plus Oximeter, Personal ECG/EKG, BP Monitor, Glucose Monitor and the Pill Dispenser are now connected to the Internet of Things. There are a growing number of Telehealth apps allowing you to connect with your doctor. In addition to activating some of your Smart Home automations, the Apple Smart Watch now measures resting heart rate, recovery heart rate, elevated heart rate, and irregular heartbeat. We will work with you to design the best possible Smart Home network needed to quickly and securely send medical information when and where it is needed.
Structured Wiring Enclosures
These versatile enclosures allow you to manage and distribute a full range of voice, data networking, audio, and video wiring from one central location. We can help you select and install all the parts needed for your Smart Home.
Security Systems (Cameras, Sensors, Locks, Monitoring)
Shopping for a security system or its components can be overwhelming. Do I want my system monitored or not? Where do I store my camera footage? What type and where do I put cameras inside and outside my Smart Home? What Smart Locks should I buy and how can I integrate them into my Smart Home security system? We can help you sort out what Security System is best for your needs.
Do I use a traditional landline, cell phone, or a VOIP service? We have years of experience working with companies that provide these services. Our research and knowledge with help you find the best telephony system for your needs.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage device connected to your network that allows storage and retrieval of data. Data from your computers, security cameras, and other devices are stored and backed up to a NAS. Multiple users can share photos, files, music, etc. Security camera footage can be viewed in real time or retrieved from archives. Data on the NAS can be backed to a Cloud service adding a second layer of backup support. We can help you select and deploy the right NAS for your Smart Home.
Artificial Intelligence/Voice Recognition
Do I use Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, or Microsoft Cortana in my Smart Home? Chances are you might have one or many of these devices already in your Smart Home. We can help you sort out the best strategy in deploying these technologies in your Smart Home.
Smart Home Hubs
Smart Home hubs are the brains that allow your Smart Home devices to work together. This is one of the most fiercely contested areas in the Smart Home industry. The is no Smart Home hub that connects to all Smart Home devices in the market today. The Open Connectivity Foundation and others are working to set standards to simplify how Smart Home devices connect with each other. We can help you with a Smart Home Hub strategy to minimize your financial risk when picking a Smart Home hub.
Smart Home technologies help the elderly and disabled manage and enjoy their homes. We can help you create automated tasks to water the lawn, turn on/off lights, raise/lower temperatures, lock/unlock doors, and order food/groceries.
There is a myriad of Smart Home lighting systems on the market today. Should I buy a Smart Blub, a Smart Light Switch or a combination of both? What Home Automations do I want? (For example, when I’m ten feet from front door after sunset, turn on the foyer lights). We can educate you on these systems to find the right Smart Home lighting system for you.
Whole house audio/video
Whole house audio/video refers to a centralized audio/video system that pipes music and video/cable signals throughout the home. There are many ways of configuring a whole house A/V system. Let us help you find the method that best suits your requirements and budget.
There are numerous security devices that you can install in your Smart Home today. Surveillance cameras that you can check in on while your away. Smart locks that automatically lock when you close the door. Motion detectors that can trigger notifications to your phone or watch. Smart Locks that are installed across the bottom of your door that are harder to kick-in than traditional deadbolt locks. Alerts that can be sent to you if your garage door was left open by mistake. We can help you find the right security solution for you.
Wearables like the Apple Watch will help Smart Home owners control their home. The Apple Watch has over 10,000 apps and an increasing number of them are dedicated to the Smart Home. A single touch of a button can trigger multiple automated events. We can help you integrate your wearables into a comprehensive Smart Home plan.
There is a plethora of IoT devices targeted for the Smart Home. Should I install ethernet category 5E, 6, 6A, 7 or 7A in my Smart Home? How do I integrate wireless IoT devices into my Smart Home network? Besides Wifi, IoT devices can communicate using these protocols: Bluetooth, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, 6LoWPAN, Thread, WiFi-ah (HaLow), 2G (GSM), 3G & 4G, LTE Cat 0, 1, & 3, LTE-M1, NB-IoT, 5G, NFC, RFID, SigFox, LoRaWAN, Ingenu, Weightless-N, Weightless-P, ANT & ANT+, DigiMesh, MiWi, EnOcean, Dash7, and WirelessHART.
What is the performance, speed, and reliability of your wired and wireless network? Is your network secured and is critical data being back-up? Do you have dead spots and areas where your Wifi signal is weak? We will help you build the right network infrastructure to reach the full potential of your Smart Home today and tomorrow.
Smart Home – Support
We provide 8 x 5 technical support Monday thru Friday. We offer software and firmware update support. We provide training on certain IoT devices and Smart Home systems.
"Above and beyond my expectations! Next Smart Homes not only offers the latest in home automation, they also provide outstanding service throughout the design and installation process. Again, wonderful service all around."E. OthmerKansas City, Missouri
“Mike is great to work with. I highly suggest you put his knowledge to use when setting up your Smart Home. I love the way my house is setup for the technology future.”R. KnippRiverside, Missouri