What are the frequently asked questions you receive regarding smart home automation systems?

As Smart home consultants, many of our clients are considering their first major smart system and the first step in the process is to demonstrate the art of the possible and what can be achieved along with the differences in performance and cost between various systems followed by discussion on which of the options will provide the most value and benefit to the property and homeowners family. During our initial consultations we are often asked about cost i.e. how much will a smart home system cost or how much will a cinema room cost. Whilst completely understandable questions they are very difficult to answer with any accuracy until we understand the scale of the property, the number of people living there and the scope of what to be achieved as just like buying a new car you can purchase something with 4 wheels and 5 seats for £ 10,000 or £ 100,000 and the difference in the cost is down to the quality of design and finish, reliability, handling and performance.

As many clients have yet to assign a budget to this element of their project we provide 3 system options for every project we quote on so our clients can clearly see the cost, coverage and pro’s and cons of a primary system we recommend to suit their needs as well alternative systems which will either reduce the cost, quality and features available or increase the cost but deliver even better performance and functionality. To give ballpark estimates on cost we will typically suggest the below cost ranges that will cover most client’s
needs using a 5 bedroom 4,000 square foot home as an example:

  • Cabling, Central Equipment Racking and infrastructure = £ 3,000 – £ 10,000+
  • Full house 4k ultra HD Multi-room Audio Visual System = £ 12,000 – £ 50,000+
  • Full house home network and WiFi = £ 2,500 – £ 5,000
  • Full house smart lighting system = £ 10,000 – £ 20,000+
  • Smart Home Control System = £ 3,000 – £ 15,000+
  • CCTV, gate entry, internal and external alarm system = £ 6,000 – £ 20,000+
  • Media room Equipment = £ 8,000 – £ 100,000+
  • Dedicated cinema room Equipment = £ 10,000 – £ 250,000+
  • Cinema room fit out (seats, acoustics, wall upholstery etc –Turnkey solution) = £ 10,000 – £ 70,000+

Clients are also always keen to know long and installation will take and the work involved in getting it right, how to ensure the system will be reliable on completion, how a smart home system installation process works and how it links with their other trades and design team, How to avoid any duplication of cost against the cost provided by their builder or electrical contractor, how much maintenance a system will require and how long product and installation warranties are.

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  • “Lighting was important to us from the outset but had we not found Finite Solutions I don’t think we would have ended up with half the result we have. Being able to offer the joined up solution to our smart home and the lighting design and lighting control system was invaluable as we only had one person to turn to with any worries or problems as did the rest of our build team which made something that felt very complicated at the outset easy to deal with from a clients perspective and I would recommend the value of this to anyone undertaking a sizable project”

    Craig Barris - Leicester

  • “The security system implemented by Finite Solutions is invaluable and the whole family feel safe in the new house which was something we were nervous about achieving. All the toys and cinema room etc installed at the same time are great but feeling secure is essential and the early warning systems in the garden than alert us BEFORE someone breaks in was worth every penny”

    Home owner - Surrey on Thames

  • “In a project like this you need a technology partner who isn’t only good technically but also has a vision for the interior and design elements of the room which was really the driver for this project and I’m happy to say Finite Solutions delivered both”

    Mark Jameson – Ripon

  • “The lighting design was very key to the projects success and we felt we were in a safe pair of hands dealing with Finite especially as they were also involved with the wider smart home system and were responsible for the smart lighting control so it meant services were tied in to a single package which was easier for us to manage. Ultimately the lighting has delivered exceptionally well and added the value we expected to the finished project”

    Ali Berktanin (Clients Representative / Estate Manager – Chelsea)

  • “A great team I can rely on to provide a professional services to our clients and deliver on their promises from lighting design and media room installations to full smart homes”

    Richard Grafton - Richard Grafton Interiors – Ilkley and Harrogate