Wiring Guide for Smart Home Building

February 22, 2014

It’s starting to feel a little spring-like in Utah, and unlike much of the country where major snow and ice storms in December and January have stunted winter home-building efforts, we’re starting to see a lot of new construction. The big building season is starting to heat up, much like the weather, and according to Forbes, “homebuilders should be optimistic” about the overall demand for new homes in 2014 and 2015.
As new housing starts to frame up, builders and buyers should be thinking about features that are in high-demand for this generation of homes. With home automation topping most lists of the features that buyers are demanding, we thought you might be interested in a few tips-and-tricks to ensure that your home has the right wiring and technology infrastructure to support your future smart home needs.
Whether you’re building a new home, or even remodeling your current home with smart home capabilities in mind, proper wiring is an essential first phase to installing a home automation system, so that all of your devices can communicate with each other seamlessly. Home automation systems generally function best with structured wiring, which delivers the best network speed, configurability, ability to troubleshoot and consistent signal quality. All very important to the performance and stability of any automation system.
Download the Wiring Basics Guide for Existing Homes & New Construction and you’ll have a good head start when discussing options with your builder, contractor and your Control4 dealer.