• Alicia Nisi

How much does it cost to automate a house?

Automating your home is a worthwhile endeavour, but an important question to ask yourself is “how much does it cost?”


There are a lot of factors that go into getting your home automated, so answering this seemingly simple question is not as easy as it seems. There are elements to home automation that will increase the price and others that can lower it. In this article we tackle this broad question and help you make more knowledgeable choices surrounding automating your home.


Expert vs Amateur


If you have a leaky pipe, you call a plumber. If your car doesn’t work you take it to a mechanic. If you home needs automating, you will want experts working on it. But quality work often requires slightly higher pricing, that in the end is totally worth it.

You can opt for a super cheap option, but then it is expected that things will be done in a cheaper and potentially not correctly.


An expert can often offer warranties, guarantees and peace of mind that things will be as advertised and explained. Also, you can trust an expert to know and understand automating a house and the technology behind it.


Choosing an expert option will mean slightly higher prices, but the benefit is beyond compare.


Comprehensive vs Basic


Like with most things, you can choose various options when buying. For home automation, there are numerous features where you can choose to add or opt out of that will effect the price. If you want a comprehensive home automation system, you can expect to pay more. Compared to a more basic system or perhaps specific set of features which will bring the price down.


Having your whole house from the lights, climate, sound, theatre and more all automated to create a perfectly seamless home is awesome but does come at a price.


There are options to automate your home based on room as well. This can help bring down the price, by only focusing on the most necessary rooms to automate.


The average price range for automating your home varies greatly depending on the various factors listed above. Here at NISI group we make it easy for you to make educated and practical decisions based on your home and needs. We plan with you to ensure you can have a great smart home that doesn’t break the bank. We recommend the best products and our design and installation process is unparalleled.


You could spend hours researching DIY ways to automate your home, or decide to do things on the cheap. Or you can contact our friendly and knowledgeable team and discuss your needs and desires and develop a tailor made plan for your home. Call us today on 03 9071 2400 and get started!

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