What Architects Need to Know About Home Automation Systems
Ensure Your Home Designs Account for This Increasing Consumer Demand
If you’re an architect in the Fort Worth, Texas, area, now’s the time to start thinking about home automation systems. We realize that many homeowners install connected features later, but Smart Systems wants you to be ahead of the curve. We’re always talking to other design-build professionals who are building new homes for their clients and request our input during construction.
We’ve seen countless examples of new builds providing the most diverse opportunities to install current technology while laying the groundwork for later development. We explore some reasons to include the framework for these systems in your residential design efforts. Keep reading to see why early home automation planning proves beneficial and how we can help.
Customers Demand More Smart Home Tech
One of the most important reasons architects need to begin planning their homes to include the infrastructure for home automation systems is because more and more consumers are demanding them. To build the most attractive and in-demand homes, you likely want to be on top of the latest trends that potential homebuyers might be interested in.
Take the latest 2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey on smart home purchasing preferences, for example. Out of 3,000 U.S. adults surveyed, nearly one-third of respondents said they already have smart home products installed in their house. More than 60 percent of respondents said they wanted smart lighting systems and smart thermostats pre-installed in their new homes as well. So, how does this affect you as an architect?
Open Walls Mean Opportunities Are Endless!
As an HTA-certified home automation system installer, we know the best methods to building a high-performance home automation system. In an ideal scenario, the plans for any client’s smart home system will begin before construction even starts on the house.
In fact, architects should be taking home automation into consideration as they develop the plans for their projects. This is because home automation systems perform best when they are wired into the infrastructure of the home. A great example is motorized drapery tracks. By providing the homebuilder with the framework necessary to build a motorized drapery system before construction even starts, you can deliver your clients’ desired effect.
But what if you don’t know much about home automation? How can you begin planning your projects to include this type of technology if you don’t know much about it? That’s where we are here to help.
How Can Smart Systems Help?
When you partner with a full-service home automation professional like Smart Systems, we can provide expert consulting services that will enhance your design efforts.
As our team has years of experience installing home automation systems and other home technologies here in the Fort Worth area, we know the architectural intricacies that allow for a high-performing smart home system. We are more than happy to share our expertise with you so that your design efforts match the demands of your discerning clients.
Want to learn more about Smart Systems’ partnerships with the architect community?
Reach out to one of our team members by calling (972) 488-5100, contacting us here, or sending a message in the live chat window at the bottom of your screen.