Consumer Products Can't Compete with Managed Services

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

We are often asked why a system like ours is preferable to consumer home automation products. The assumption is that buying several hundred WiFi sensors on Amazon and turning them over to tenants will cost less. The fact of the matter is that a managed solution like Perceptive Things has far fewer costs, and is vastly more maintainable and effective than one of cobbled-together consumer products.

Scale - You want to install how many?

The most important difference between managed systems like Perceptive Things and consumer home automation products is the ability to scale. Consumer products are designed for individual households in single-family homes. They do not consider the collective risk of high-rise living, or the way they are operated.

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