Learn how much to budget for AV, smart home, home technology systems
Use the HTA Budget Calculator to determine how much to budget for audio/video, smart home, and other home technology systems

Budget Calculator

When embarking on a new home build or remodel project, the fuzziest budget item for most homeowners is typically for the home's technology systems. We have created the first and only Home Technology Budget Calculator that will give you a high-level overview of what you should budget for the following technology systems:

  • House Music  
  • House Televisions
  • Home Theater
  • Media Room 
  • Alarm System 
  • Security Cameras 
  • Wi-Fi / Network
  • Telephone system
  • Lighting Controls
  • Motorized Shading 
  • Home Controls (smart home) 

Create your Budget

Budget Tips

The budgeting tool will by necessity give a fairly wide range of installation budgets due to the many different product offerings available and differing labor costs throughout the country. Use this as a starting point for discussions with HTA Certified dealers in your area. Also, use this tool as a check-and-balance when reviewing proposals from technology integrators you are considering.