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Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 1

The chief advantage of living in a smart home is automation, which provides several benefits this article will present. The foundation of smart home automation is structured wiring that an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Smart home automation can be used to control the items below:

  • Appliances
  • Cooling and Heating
  • Doors and Windows
  • Entertainment
  • Lighting
  • Security
  • Telephones


Utilizing computers, smartphones, and tablets to monitor and control several systems, smart homes can oversee all the functions of an entire living space. Aside from convenience, home automation provides more safety, comfort, and energy efficiency.

Prior to smart technology, motion sensors and timers were used for the control of lighting. In addition, conventional thermostats were used to activate and deactivate the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) unit. However, smart technology allows both lighting and your HVAC system to be automated and working with each other and other home systems.

Those who are physically limited will find it much easier to live more independently and safer because they can control the various systems of a home remotely by the touch of their fingertips on a wireless device.


Smart technology coordinates home systems or devices with a computer, tablet, manufacturer’s remote control, or a smartphone that gives users a way to interface. Each system will require its own setup and its own application that the respective manufacturer provides.

Lighting activated and deactivated by motion sensors or a programmed schedule is a component of the smart home system. A smart thermostat, which can be programmed, is another. An entertainment system which has audio and visual equipment that can be programmed to turn on or off, used to communicate, or work with security camera systems, is also part of the smart home environment.

The main objective of smart home automation wiring is to ensure that the components are properly wired and integrated with a system, allowing them to work together efficiently and in a user-friendly manner.

Part 2 will discuss Doors & Windows, Lighting, Safety, and Security.

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