Smart Home Maintenance: The ultimate guide to troubleshooting, upgrades and repairs

Smart home technology is here to make our lives easier. But in order to fully enjoy the comfort, convenience and security that home automation can bring, it’s important to keep everything working smoothly, which can involve ensuring that your devices are regularly updated with the latest software, taking preventative action before problems arise, and fixing anything that goes wrong. Smart home maintenance is part and parcel of living in a smart home – find out how to do it and who to call if you have an issue.

Update your devices regularly

Smart homes use the latest technology, which means you’ll need to ensure that the software your devices run on is regularly updated. This isn’t just a question of getting new functionality: software updates can also include vital security features that you’ll need in order to keep your smart home secure. It’s probably the most important aspect of smart home maintenance.

To keep your devices up to date, make sure to check for updates regularly. Some devices may automatically update their software when connected to the internet, but it’s always a good idea to check periodically to ensure that you have the latest version. 

Be proactive to prevent problems arising

As with general home maintenance, prevention is always better than a cure. So proactive smart home maintenance means checking your devices every so often in order to fix any issues before they cause a problem.

At ADS Smart Home, we offer a proactive smart home maintenance service, carrying out regular inspections to ensure that your devices are working as they should. It’s a great way to get peace of mind and be sure that your smart home is fully functional at all times.

Smart home troubleshooting: what if a device stops working?

Sometimes things can go wrong, and a device might stop working. 

If this happens, there are a few things you can do yourself before consulting an expert.  First, check if the device has power and is connected to the internet. If it still doesn’t work, try turning it off and on again or resetting it using the instructions that came with the device. If that doesn’t fix the problem, it might be time to update the device’s software.

Still no luck? If all else fails, the engineers at ADS Smart Home offer a home automation repair service for our smart home customers. With a guaranteed rapid 48 hour call-out response, we’ll get your smart home back up and running in no time. 

Expert smart home maintenance, from the team at ADS Smart Home

ADS Smart Home don’t just carry out smart home installation. When you opt for our Extended Maintenance Package, you’ll benefit from quarterly checks by our team. We’ll inspect all of your smart devices to ensure they’re still in full working order, replacing parts and carrying out preventative work as and when needed. 

Commercial property maintenance services

For commercial properties we also offer annual maintenance contracts that cover all the facilities management services you need, with one single point of contact. Sometimes things don’t go to plan, so our reactive maintenance services mean we’re always here if you need us in an emergency. 

Contact us

For all your smart home maintenance needs, our engineers are here to help. Contact us today for support with your smart devices.