Renovating Or Buying A Home? Why Smart Wiring Should Be Part Of Your Plans

If you’re renovating your current home or buying a new one, there are many things you could add to improve it, and smart wiring is one of the most important. Installing a smart wiring system is likely to save you time and money and doing it at this stage means that the installation can take place along with other renovating and maintenance tasks – so that it’s up and running before you move in. Here are some of the smart wiring components to consider installing in your new or renovated home:

Electrical Wiring

  • Wiring does more than make your home more connected and convenient to use. By installing new cabling, you also ensure that your home’s wiring is compliant and that you reduce your risk of an electrical fire.
  • Replacing your home’s current lighting systems with LED lighting has more benefits than making your home better illuminated. Not only will more modern lighting reduce your home’s electrical fire risk, but it will also save you money in the long run as it uses less power.
  • Surge Protection: Don’t assume that your house will have surge protection – confirm that it’s present with your electrician first. Bear in mind that for smart homes, surge protection is a necessity, without it, you could experience costly equipment damage due to electrical surges (which aren’t covered by some insurers).

Data Networks

  •  It’s wise to install or prepare for more than one type of data network. For example, a wireless connection is ideal for convenience, but wired connections often provide more stability and speed. Also, accommodate both current and future network capabilities.
  • Include in-wall networking to cater to multiple communication needs, including automated systems. For example, alarm control panels, appliances that support an active internet connection and other network device requirements might be needed.

Automated Systems & Entertainment

  • Depending on your budget and preferences, consider installing your automated systems upfront. These could include automated lighting, temperature controls, ventilation and blind controls, security and biometric access, entertainment system control and more.
  • Another good idea is to install audio cabling that facilitates in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. Even if you don’t add the actual audio devices immediately, having the infrastructure available means your home will be ready for an entertainment upgrade when you are.
  • Why not install extra cable conduits for additional entertainment requirements? You can keep them covered with faceplates until you need them.

EAV is Auckland’s smart home expert. For helpful advice on creating the intelligent home of your dreams, contact us directly today. 

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