Crucial Components Of A Home Technology System

September 20th, 2019

When a contractor is building a home, much planning must go into the process. Everything is not just as simple as slapping up boards and nailing them together. Numerous components intertwine, and the entire ordeal is rather complex. Some of the overlapping systems include but are not limited to...

  • Plumbing
  • Framing
  • Electrical
  • Foundation
  • Doors, Windows, And A Roof

In other words, there is a lot of detailed designing that goes into the endeavor. Without plans, the contractor would have plenty of errors, delays, and headaches on his or her plate. Home technology systems work much in the same way as this example. The installer must have detailed designs and engineering documentation to ensure everything functions correctly.

If the instructions are followed to a tee, the homeowner gains technology that makes their house more fun, safe, entertaining, and smarter than ever before. For example, technology systems often feature WiFi networks, smart doorbells/locks/lighting/thermostats, TVs, whole-home music systems, and more. All of these gadgets and gizmos should work seamlessly together and allow for ease of use.

Unfortunately, getting every part to work harmoniously is easier said than done. That is where the design and documentation come into play. Hence, interested parties should read further to learn a bit more about these items. 

This And That About Electrical Requirements

Each piece of a technology system requires a particular amount of power. Installers that merely guess at the electronics' electrical requirements are setting themselves up for a disaster as components will likely not perform satisfactorily. So, instead, they need to share calculated power requirement data with the electrician early on in the new construction or remodeling processes. The action will eliminate troublesome reliability issues and change orders from the equation.

Info About Input/Output Sheets And Line Diagrams

What is this documentation for exactly? Well, in layman's terms, it shows all of the wiring connections between the various pieces of equipment. For simple technology systems, this paper may only reveal the linking of surveillance cameras and an alarm. Meanwhile, in more advanced applications, like creating a smart home, the article should contain information from other contractors too. For example, HVAC, landscaping, lighting, and pool/spa wiring diagrams need to be included as well.

It Helps To Have Device Placement Drawings Too

Don't fret if you haven't ever heard about device placement drawings. They are going to be explained here. Once the technology pro gets the floor plan from the architect, he or she will begin placing icons on the layout. These symbols allow all of the workers to visualize where technological components such as speakers, wall controls, security cameras, etc. will be installed. These drawings are necessary to prevent plumbing pipes, conduit, or other materials from running through the locations.

Not all firms can afford to hire a full-time engineer/designer. When this is the case, they still need to obtain documentation and drawings to avoid conflicts later on. As such, it is in the installation pro's best interest to use the services of a 3rd party engineering firm to create them. Then, hopefully, the job will go smooth with minimal hiccups along the way. 

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