When it comes to wiring your home for smart home devices, you’re probably thinking about intelligent lighting, smart blinds, smart locks, and another smart home tech. These are all great options for an updated home that caters to the digital world, posing unique challenges.
That’s because smart home wiring isn’t standardized. Different smart home devices require different wiring standards, and most innovative home tech isn’t available from your local home improvement store. To have a well-coordinated smart home, you need to hire a qualified electrical contractor.
Qualified Electrical Contractors have the proper training, equipment, and experience to ensure your home wiring is up to code and will help you install smart home devices safely and securely. Here’s what you need to know.
- Qualified contractors are trained to install smart home devices safely
Unlike your local home improvement store, qualified electrical contractors in Inglewood, CA have the experience necessary to ensure your smart home devices are installed well and protected from electrical hazards. For example, your contractor will know how to install sensors that automatically shut off lights and appliances when no one is in a room or when you’re heading out of the house. They can also identify electrical issues early on and work with you before they get worse to avoid delays or dangerous situations later on.
- Proper installation isn’t just crucial for smart home devices—it can help prevent unexpected deaths as well
Doing everything right during installation ensures safety for both you and your family and prevents unexpected deaths in the future. Innovative technology can be easily integrated into existing wiring without impacting its function, but it doesn’t always work. If the supply voltage is too high or too low or if there is any interference with other household equipment, that technology might not be installed appropriately. It could put anyone using it at serious risk for shock or fire hazards, especially young children and older adults who may not understand the potential dangers a smart home presents.
- If a contractor isn’t the right choice for you, it might be best to ask for a qualified electrical inspector.
While your contractor can easily install some smart home devices, many are hardwired into your home and require an expert’s help to ensure they are correctly installed. For example, new smart appliances can have most of their circuitry built into the device itself and linked to the internet using a Wi-Fi network separate from your router. This means that an appliance has to have its dedicated internet connection connected directly through Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi to your router. That makes it a lot more difficult for a homeowner to install these appliances themselves—it would be almost impossible unless you were highly tech-savvy—and thus necessitates the installation expertise of a certified electrician who understands how these devices work what they need to work well in your home