Why Architects Should Work With a Home Automation Company
Take advantage of lighting control, AV, & more for home builds & renovations
Today's luxury homes aren't just about open spaces and high ceilings. More than ever, homeowners desire smart home technology that simplifies their lifestyles while embracing wellness and energy efficiency.
Homeowners undergoing new home builds or renovations would be wise to bring a home automation company into the project as early as possible while the architect is still in the planning stages. Why? A sophisticated home control system like Control4 needs to be wired throughout the property, so it should be ideally designed and installed before the walls are finished.
Whether you're a homeowner, architect, builder, or construction manager, if you're new to the world of smart home technology, read on to learn about what a home automation company like our team in Bellevue, WA, can do for your project.
Pre-Wiring for Smart Home Technology & Infrastructure
To build the smart home foundation, we'll need to install data wiring throughout the house. This cabling connects all your devices to the smart home system, including AV, thermostats, security, lighting control, and more.
It's crucial in this stage to leave room for future expansions, so there's wiring in place for any possible additions. That way, if the homeowner wants to add security devices or motorized shading someday, it won't be difficult to expand.
Audio, Video & Home Theaters
Imagine concert-quality music flowing through the house and outdoors, or TV screens all connected to the same entertainment. It's the home integrator's job to wire every speaker, screen, and media source to the smart home system. Looking for a minimalistic approach? Beemer Smart Home can install in-ceiling speakers and hidden TV lifts that lower with a press of a button.
We also install complete home theater and media room systems with professional sound and visual quality. A home automation company like Beemer can advise architects and builders on room acoustics and dimensions to achieve the best audio experience. That way, you won't have to install costly acoustic treatments and soundproofing after the fact.
Whole-Home Smart Lighting & Consolidated Controls
Lighting control is one of the most popular features in modern smart homes—and for good reason! Homeowners can adjust the color and brightness of their lights from their phone, tablet, or custom wall keypads. Through the smart system, we'll group lights into rooms and areas, allowing users to create lighting scenes for different times of day.
Plus, wall control panels and sleek wall keypads replace rows of light switches, reducing wall clutter. Wired solutions are more reliable than wireless, so it's best to install wiring for shading and lighting before construction is finished.
Home Security & Surveillance
Smart homes not only look and feel better—they're safer, too. If your clients are interested in adding home security to the system, we'll find the optimal location for cameras and alarms while also installing automated door locks. Gate access control can connect to the whole-home intercom system, and automatic security alerts will notify the homeowner's devices.
Energy & HVAC Management
For the eco-conscious homeowner, we can implement energy management technology that provides an overview of electricity usage and solar battery storage. From there, we can automate lights and technology to power off when not in use, ultimately conserving energy.
Are you an architect or a homeowner who's interested in home automation technology? Partner with Beemer Smart Home, Bellevue and the Greater Puget Sound's premier smart home company, to get started. Contact us here for a free consultation today!
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