Five Tips to Make Your Phoenix Wireless Smart Home Genius from the Get-Go
Mar 23, 2016
If you’re building a house, you have the unique opportunity of planning for an automatic home from the first phases of construction. While existing homes can undergo work that transforms them into state-of-the-art smart homes, you have the privilege of designing your home with smart, automated technology in mind. If you would like your new Phoenix wireless smart home to be cutting edge from the get-go, here are a few tidbits of advice to consider.
Wireless, Wireless, Wireless
Getting started on the design of your Phoenix smart home can be a daunting task. Unless you defy all characteristics of the modern homeowner, an easy place to start is with wireless technology. It’s not quite possible to have a home with no wires, but by opting for wireless technology whenever possible you can get pretty darn close
When Wireless Not an Option, Bury Cables
Where cables and cords are necessary, come up with a plan to hide them before your home is even finished. Identify where in your home you’ll need CAT6 Ethernet cables and other cords so they can be hidden in walls and under floors during the construction process, and your home will look more or less wireless.
If your Phoenix smart home is on the larger end of the size spectrum, a matrix can help you get the most from your home’s high-definition television and broadband connectivity. In the interest of maximizing the strength and life of your matrix system, it’s strongly recommended to hire a Phoenix structured cabling expert or electrician to help you with this installation.
Research Home Automation Solutions, Room by Room
From the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom to the laundry room to the home theater to the garage, there are automated solutions for appliances and tech devices in every room of the home. Sit down and research smart home solutions, room by room, to ensure you don’t miss out on any easy and inexpensive ways to automate your home during the construction process. Ideally, you’ll do this before much construction has been done on your new Phoenix smart home.
Consider Smart HVAC Systems and Appliances
One of the most beneficial and least controversial perks of having a smart home is the opportunity to consume less energy without sacrificing any comforts you are used to and expect. Smart HVAC systems, refrigerators, cookers, washers, dryers, sprinkler systems, and other automated appliances and tools can help you keep your carbon footprint low.
If you’re not planning on building a new home anytime soon, don’t worry. Integrated IO® can update and automate existing infrastructure, in addition to working on newly constructed Phoenix smart homes. To speak with an experienced member of the Integrated IO® team about our pre-wiring services, including the running and hiding of speaker cable, security camera cable, and Ethernet cable, call (480) 836-1446 for more information or a free service estimate.