One of the things we keep hearing about lately is "What exactly IS a smart home?"
Being in our little bubble inside the industry it's easy to forget that not everybody knows what a smart home is and what's so cool about it.
This infographic from Vivint.com breaks down what a smart home is and what kinds of things a smart home can do.
This is by no means comprehensive as new technologies are emerging all the time to help turn your home into a smart home, but we hope it will help clear away some misconceptions.
Detailed Planning Enables Smarter Homes
As a designer or architect, you look at many details to ensure a home meets the homebuyer’s desires. Room sizes, floor plans, electrical plans, and a myriad of other things are key to delivering the overall environment the client desires.
Smart home technology requires design considerations too, and they can affect construction as well as finish out planning. Incorporating an integration professional early in the design process can ensure that smart Home technology blends in seamlessly, and is not something that feels tacked on or an afterthought.
Let’s look at some areas to consider when designing your smart home design.