Before addressing the issue of how to get residential automation and networking in your home, why would you want to? The short answer to this question is simply because you want to maximize your quality of life, experience the best that technology has to offer, enjoy some much needed energy savings, and let your home work for you.

Residential automation and networking is all about providing comfort, convenience, security, and energy savings in the home. It is about the convenience of saving time and effort by having the home automatically do routine functions for you. It’s about more fully enjoying home theater time by having the lights dim, curtains close, TV and DVD player turn on, phone mute and popcorn popper start… all with the touch of just one button. Home automation is about the security you have knowing that you can look in on your home remotely from anywhere in the world, or that your home will phone you if anything is amiss, or that your water supply will automatically shut off in the event a leak threatens to flood your home. It is the security of knowing that a fire will alert your home to wake you, shut down the gas and ventilation system, turn on a lighted path for your escape, and automatically phone the fire department. And it’s about the energy savings you will enjoy by assigning your home the responsibility of regulating the operation of lights, water heater, HVAC system, entertainment components, appliances and irrigation system so these devices are on only when needed.

O.K… I need it. Now what?

More and more homeowners are now coming to the realization that they should modernize their homes by installing these systems. But now what? Finding a quality systems integrator who is qualified to design, sell and install these systems is not an easy task. How do you even find a systems integrator in the phone book? And if you do find one, will he treat you fairly? The industry is rife with small, inexperienced installation firms that may talk a good story, but are not really qualified and may be here today and gone tomorrow. What is needed is a tool to not only easily find a systems integrator, but also to separate the professionals from the amateurs… to take the risk out of choosing a contractor to ask into your home. Finally, there is a solution to this major industry dilemma of homeowners needing to find a qualified systems integrator. It is called ConnectHome.

ConnectHome is a national dealer network for the design, sales and installation of residential automation, entertainment and networking systems. The network was formed with the idea that homeowners should be able to easily find a qualified systems integrator that they can trust with their homes. To that end, each ConnectHome dealer is screened and qualified by a national organization with the highest of quality standards. ConnectHome is more than an individual dealer. It is a well recognized, national installing dealer affiliation. Each dealer is respected in his own right, but to qualify as a ConnectHome dealer, he is screened by the national organization and must demonstrate the ability to provide solid, technically correct system designs and clean, satisfying installations. And, to treat homeowners right.

Each ConnectHome dealer has made the commitment to follow the guidelines of the ConnectHome Dealer Mission Statement, which requires the highest level of customer satisfaction available. Homeowners have benefit of the local expertise of the ConnectHome dealer as well as the high qualifying standards and technical support backup of the national ConnectHome organization.

ConnectHome dealers not only help homeowners by taking the risk out of choosing a systems integrator, but they are also easy to find. Simply go to , or call 800-422-4024 to find an authorized dealer nearest to you.