Technology – “My electrician is looking after that……?”

All too often when I am speaking to clients who are building/ renovating new homes or businesses, and I ask them what provisions for technology they have made, they assume that their electrician is looking after “that” – this is a ill-advised assumption to make and can leave a lot of people with a completed building project that they then need to retro-fit for Wi-Fi, audio/ video distribution and security.

An electrician, as standard, will pull the cables to the various rooms throughout the house or business. They will usually run a TV, phone/ data and electric sockets to all the designated locations throughout the building. These locations work independently of each other and are not networked. The electrician will complete 1st fix (pulling cables) and finally 2nd fix (terminations) will be completed after the walls are plastered.

What you will be left with are lots of cables, routers, sky boxes, DVD players, media boxes, gaming consoles, remote controls and whatever other boxes you may have in every room of your house – clutter and disarray!

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With a smart home integrated system, like Control4 or Crestron, you will have a centralised hub installed in any room – no clutter, just one remote control, mobile or tablet device controls everything from anywhere, at any time. What is definite is that you will not get this if you rely on your electrician to look after the integrated technology for your build.

There are so many decisions to be made when you are renovating or building, some of them you have to make without the luxury of time on your side. Good initial planning is crucial to the client being 100% happy at the end of the build. Remember the choices you make today are what you will be looking at, and living with, for a long time to come. So, choose wisely and invest the time in looking at future proofing your home.

If you are currently planning a building project, or if you have already started and are not yet completed your 1st fix electrical work, why not come visit our showroom and see our systems first hand. It is not too late to bring your build into the 21st century. Our experts are on hand to advise you on all aspects of our service, from home networking to our central audio systems, from home cinema to integrated security technology.

By integrating everything from lighting, music, video, climate control, security – even smartphones and tablets – TechFit will create personalised experiences that enhance your life and work with added comfort, savings, convenience and peace of mind.

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Author: Clarke

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