Control & Automation

Lowe’s: DIY Will Fade and Consumers Will Hire Pros for Smart-Home & Other Projects

Qualified professionals for smart-home and other housing projects are easy to find. Consumers will shed their DIY inclinations and hire contractors instead.

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Posted by Bruno Napoli on October 27, 2017

Julie,
Regarding point n°4:Today, if you need a plumber, an electrician, a guy to install security cameras or anything for job in a house, you have many website or app lithe TaskRabbit that can help you. It’s simple, fun and easy. You can see and give evaluation and chose the best price. And this is what people want, been able to get service like they order an Uber with their phone!

As long as Home Technology Pros does not embrace those new smart and easy ways of exposing their skill, all the DIFM & Smart Tech Guidance jobs will go to the smart geek in the neighborhood.
The partnership between Amazon and CEDIA is a good start, but it’s definitely not enough.

Someone should do an app for anyone to be able to find a Home Technology Pro. Our industry need to be exposed to the public instead of staying only focused on the high end 1% customers.


 

 

Posted by jbrown on October 27, 2017

LOL @ the stock photo

Posted by Julie Jacobson on October 27, 2017

Send us a shot of you with a hard hat and level so we can use it for stock photog, JB. Seriously. That would be hilarious.

Posted by Blefadts on November 3, 2017

Smart home diy was never successful at retail

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 3, 2017

Correct, Blefadts! https://www.cepro.com/article/target_sears_and_the_trouble_with_home_automation_at_retail

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 3, 2017

https://www.cepro.com/article/i_ask_again_can_home_automation_succeed_at_retail

Posted by Blefadts on November 3, 2017

The graveyard of diy home automation/home security products is huge with many big brand names products interred there

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Posted by Blefadts on November 3, 2017

The graveyard of diy home automation/home security products is huge with many big brand names products interred there

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 3, 2017

https://www.cepro.com/article/i_ask_again_can_home_automation_succeed_at_retail

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 3, 2017

Correct, Blefadts! https://www.cepro.com/article/target_sears_and_the_trouble_with_home_automation_at_retail

Posted by Blefadts on November 3, 2017

Smart home diy was never successful at retail

Posted by Julie Jacobson on October 27, 2017

Send us a shot of you with a hard hat and level so we can use it for stock photog, JB. Seriously. That would be hilarious.

Posted by jbrown on October 27, 2017

LOL @ the stock photo

Posted by Bruno Napoli on October 27, 2017

Julie,
Regarding point n°4:Today, if you need a plumber, an electrician, a guy to install security cameras or anything for job in a house, you have many website or app lithe TaskRabbit that can help you. It’s simple, fun and easy. You can see and give evaluation and chose the best price. And this is what people want, been able to get service like they order an Uber with their phone!

As long as Home Technology Pros does not embrace those new smart and easy ways of exposing their skill, all the DIFM & Smart Tech Guidance jobs will go to the smart geek in the neighborhood.
The partnership between Amazon and CEDIA is a good start, but it’s definitely not enough.

Someone should do an app for anyone to be able to find a Home Technology Pro. Our industry need to be exposed to the public instead of staying only focused on the high end 1% customers.