Today we have an interview with Robert Spivack owner of DoItForMe.Solutions.
A home automation technologist and problem solver. I'm here to help you with your smarthome and solve the mysteries of taming technology so you take back control.
I've spent many hours automating my own home so I know firsthand how frustrating it is to have technology that almost works. Even with hours of fiddling, it never seems to work reliably and never does just what you want.
I've found there is no magical secret or shortcut to making things work. Just lots of hours of research, experimentation, and slogging through all the details until you get most products working the way they should and the way you want.
It may surprise you to learn that home automation has been around for more than 20 years. It simply has been too expensive.
With the explosion of mobile devices like iPhones and iPads you no longer need to use expensive custom touchscreens and specialized hardware.
Pioneering companies like Nest (thermostats), Sonos (whole-house music systems), Apple (iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, & Siri) and of course Amazon (Alexa voice assistant) have made incredible hardware solutions available for very affordable prices.
No hardware sales mark-ups, no exclusive products, and easy to understand transparent billing are the simple techniques I use to keep costs down and avoid "gotcha" invoices at the end of every project - big or small.