Do-It-Yourself Home Automation
Our Do-It-Yourself program has been designed for the hands on homeowner. Choose to do the work yourself or be the general
contractor for our larger systems. You have the information to tackle this project with confidence. We will help you refine your requirements to develop an installation package to fit your needs.
An automation controller is the foundation of all installations and is determined by the functionality and number of items to be controlled. Being a do-it-yourselfer allows you the options to add as you need or can afford. Chose a controller that anticipates growth to reduce future expenses.Having support from Hunter Home Automation makes Doing It Yourself a fun and pleasurable experience.
Can I do this myself?
The competency level of the do it yourself (DIY) person for this project ranges from simple to advanced depending on the system. The starter system can be up and running within an hour. The advanced systems are not advisable for your first time home project. The step by step instructions can be used for first timers as a guide to be the general contractor using professional tradesman. Consultation support services are available and are extremely cost effective when used in the planning stage.
This is a challenging task to undertake however the reward of the accomplishment is almost as good as the automation!
DIY Home Automation - Electrical
Please note: Portions of the installation requires a licensed electrician to meet national and local building codes.
Electrical switches will need to be installed as well as phase-couplers in larger systems to dedicated circuit breakers in your main service panel(s)
Wiring, connectors, wall face-plates and tools will be required and can be purchased at your local Home Improvement Centers. Safety precautions and local building codes must and should be followed. All products supplied are UL listed and approved.
Some codes require additional trade licence.
Computer Networking skills
The larger automation controllers and Security DVR's are professional equipment made to work using IP based configurations however, this is not plug and play and must be setup with a high competency level of how IP components communicate. This requires selecting IP addresses for the components, selecting ports, opening firewalls in your router.
Internet access and service providers
Local Area Networks do not depend on the Internet for communications to function properly however remote access and control of your system is highly dependent on Internet speed and the service provides limitation of service. There are Static and Dynamic addresses as well as work around's for the dynamic address service providers using third party redirect and DDNS router function. These are considerations to be noted and reviewed before starting your project.
Serving Chicago Illinois suburbs from Arlington Heights, Cary and Barrington IL.
Hunter Home Automation services the following suburbs of Chicago Illinois. Arlington Heights IL, Palatine IL, Buffalo Grove IL, Barrington IL, Cary IL, Crystal Lake IL, Algonquin IL, Lake in the Hills IL, Lake Zurich IL, Long Grove IL, Mount (Mt) Prospect IL, Prospect Heights IL, Glenview IL, Inverness IL, Hoffman Estates IL, Roselle IL, Deer Park IL, Kildeer IL, Lincolnshire IL, Schaumburg IL Vernon Hills IL, Northbrook IL, Highland Park IL, Deerfield IL, Libertyville IL, Mundelein IL, Grayslake IL, Streamwood IL, Bartlett IL, Saint Charles IL, Lake Barrington IL, South Barrington IL, North Barrington IL, Barrington Hills IL, Fox River Grove IL, Wheeling IL, Rolling Meadows IL, Des Plaines IL, Elk Grove Village IL, Cook county, Lake county, McHenry county, Kane county, Illinois