How Much Does a Smart Home Automation Project Cost?

Connecting your home’s basic functions to one central system is called “home automation.” A device like a tablet or smartphone can then link to and control the home automation system and all of its basic functions. It protects you, your family, and your home from danger, while providing comfort and functionality.

Home automation, once thought to be too costly or complex, is gaining popularity among homeowners. And since almost everyone carries a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, it’s only natural that many people are now warming up to the idea of using them to control their homes.

So, how much does it cost to automate your home? It all depends on how much automation you want and what parts you already have at home. In this guide, we’ll give you a starting point for what you can do on any budget. Then we’ll tell you how uPlan can help you get a more accurate cost estimate.

The average cost of home automation is around €750, though prices can vary depending on location and the complexity of the project. What’s included in the costs of an average home automation system is the equipment, the installation, and the scope of the project to name a few. Also, more advanced features will cost you more, and vice versa.

Knowing where your expenses will go before you invest in a new home automation system can help you designate your budget in the most effective way possible.

Equipment Cost

A big part of the costs for a smart home automation system comes from the equipment such as the cameras, light bulbs, hubs, etc. Here are some price examples:

  • Garage door openers: €150-€500
  • Outlets and plugs: €20-€100
  • Wi-Fi access points and mesh systems cost €200-€500
  • Surveillance Cameras: €200-€1,500

Installation Cost

Hiring an installer in your area can cost between €100 and €300 if you want to avoid the hassle of doing it yourself. However, the price might increase with the complexity of your project.

Because of the large number of variables that influence the overall cost of a smart home automation system, it’s difficult to determine what you can get for your money. The price can range anywhere from as little as €100 to as high as €10,000.

To determine what options you can afford at various price points, here is a breakdown:

1. ☆ Basic: €100 – €500

For a reasonable amount of money, you can install a basic home automation system in your home that includes features such as a home entry system, lighting, blinds, door sensors, or a camera system, as well as Wi-Fi access points to connect them. When purchasing a smart home automation system in this price range, you can typically only install one.

2. ☆☆ Turning it up a notch: €500 – €1,000

You can now improve the functionality of the system you already have while keeping your costs down. Intercoms, smart home hubs, smart light bulbs, and other such upgrades or additions are all possible.

3. ☆☆☆ Getting Serious About Automation: €1,000 – €1,500

With this budget, you can include more technological features or devices in your systems, allowing you to further personalize your smart home automation system to your liking. This means that you can connect more devices to the system, such as speakers, entertainment systems, smart locks, or cameras with rotating motors, and have more control and management over them. Your house will look and feel straight out of a science fiction film.

4. ☆☆☆☆ Getting Fancy: €1,500 – €3,000

This price range allows you to get most of the features that major home automation companies offer. You can get complete surveillance, entertainment, and comfort systems that are equipped with some of the most innovative and innovative technologies available today.

5. ☆☆☆☆☆ Luxury Home: €3,000+

Installing a home automation system that costs more than €3,000 becomes a luxury feature.

The purchase of smart appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, advanced security systems, and lighting systems that require extensive wiring will raise your total cost of ownership. You can go upwards of €10,000 or even more.

Before you invest in a smart home automation system, you should know how much it will cost and how much work will be involved. You don’t want to plan everything, only to discover that your budget falls short of your expectations. If you’re looking for a way to accomplish this, uPlan is here to help.

uPlan is a home planning tool that lets you design your smart home system with an easy-to-use graphical interface. It recommends the best locations for your devices and components and displays a heat map of your Wi-Fi reach throughout your home.

And the best part is… After you have completed your project, uPlan allows you to generate documentation that not only provides a detailed breakdown of your project in terms of layout, equipment, and devices, but also a complete price breakdown.

Try uPlan right now to see why you need it for your next smart home automation project.