I recently spoke to a couple who had extended and renovated their 1930’s home in south county Dublin and now, 5 years on, wanted to retro-fit a home network and install some kind of a smart home centralised control system.
Although possible, I had to explain to them that they had missed a great opportunity to install all this during their original build.
So, with this in mind, I thought this would be a good time to talk about the importance of making sure that when you build your dream home that you consider the future and make sure that you have future proofed your home.
Forward planning and a detailed home technology specification from the beginning is necessary. So, when you are putting together your plans, with the help of your architect, it is imperative not to omit a home technology plan so you can ultimately end up with a home that you will live in and enjoy for many years to come, and that will deliver on all the conveniences, comforts and energy saving that modern smart home technology offers.
To begin with, it is necessary to hire a professional smart home installer. As professional home automation installers we will install our central hub unit to integrate your TV, phone, broadband and satellite services. All these services will be stored neatly away in one comms room, allowing you to declutter your home of cables and boxes and giving you one remote control that will control everything.
Every room in your home will have all these services and you don’t have to worry about tapping into any new technology that may come on stream down the line. Our systems will be compatible.
As well as the home networking you may also need to consider including an integrated control system. Control4 and Crestron are our most popular systems. Both systems will allow you to control anything you wish to integrate with, whether it is to allow you to control your heating from onsite or from overseas, your lighting, your music, your home cinema, your curtains and blind, or your security – CCTV, alarm, electric gates with video intercom.
Being able to use your smartphone to answer a buzz from the intercom at the gates while you are in the office. Checking your CCTV cameras when the home alarm is triggered and you are away from home. Disarming your alarm when you are on holidays to allow a family member check your home in your absence. Or consider coming home from work on a dark winters evening to a house that is ready for you – lights dimmed, temperature set, music on and all you need is that glass of wine to relax and kick back.
Smart home technology has limitless potential and having a professional installer look after all of this for you offers great comfort and peace of mind. Our dedicated technical support team are there to answer all our customers’ technical queries promptly.
So why not visit our showroom today and see what smart home technology can do for your home now and in the future.
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