Apple vs Android in Luxury Home Control Systems
Apple or Android? Most people seem to have a strong feeling on this subject, and those strong feelings go both ways. Some love the simplicity of Apple, how everything works together in a cohesive way. Others appreciate the flexibility of Android, with multiple vendors to choose from, and plenty of customization.
Whatever your preference, you probably have a good reason why it works best for you. Choosing a home automation control system is similar to choosing a personal technology platform. Read on to learn how.
The first thing we as BRAVAS look at when we help someone choose a control system is what they need it to do. Most control systems from brands like Control4, Crestron, Elan and Savant provide the same essential functionality, but they aren’t identical. As we get to know you and your home we will determine if any control system simply can’t do what you need. Typically, all will work, but a couple will be particularly good fits for what you need. Once we determine the best options, it is time for you to get to know the systems.
Like Apple and Android phones, every control system looks different. The user interfaces all work great, but not every user will feel comfortable with every system. Some are more modern, others easier to customize. Depending on your specific wants and needs it may be obvious which smart home system is the best fit for you and your family. In other situations, a couple of systems may be identically well suited to your home, and if that is the case it may come down to cost.
As a general rule the top-of-the-line smartphones are all expensive, regardless of operating system, but as you move down the range there is more variation. Control systems are similar in that for an average system the prices are all somewhat consistent but depending on the specific features you choose one brand may be more affordable than another. It can be tricky to understand, but that is the type of thing BRAVAS is here to help with.
If you are interested in making your home smarter, please reach out to BRAVAS Baltimore today. We will design and install a control system that is an ideal fit for your specific home, not a one-size-fits-all “solution” that you are required to learn on your own. We would love the opportunity to be your home technology partners.