The best time to install home integration systems is when you’re either building a new home or renovating an existing one — you get down to the wires in both cases. It is important that you employ professionals to help with this so that the projects are up to code and done correctly. This will give you plenty of peace of mind going forward. At Hoppen Home Systems we can ensure you end up with a quality service and end product that you will fall in love with.
But before you do anything – first, we want you to experience what it’s like to live in a smart home. You can now do that right here in Tampa at our All New Control4 Experience Center. (333 Falkenburg Rd N, Suite A117, Tampa, Florida)
5 systems that we recommend tackling while you are building or renovating your home.
1 | Home Automation
Now is the time to make sure your home is ready for the future and there is no better way to support this future than by installing a home automation system. Renovations offer perfect opportunities to install home automation systems. All cupboards, shelves, and amenities will be out of the way leaving all wires accessible to a low voltage professional. Want built-in smart speakers? Show us where you’d like them to go so that you can get the acoustics just right. This is the perfect time to plan your home exactly the way you’d like it.
2 | WiFi / Structured Wiring
Before you install the plasterboard and start painting, have a local area network (LAN) run through your house with Wireless Access Points. LANs are becoming increasingly useful as people are streaming larger amounts of music and videos from their computers, phones, and TVs. Wired LANs offer more certainty and lower latency that is important if you are going to be streaming videos and music or playing networked games. Some of your smart devices will also be able to be wired which will make it more useful for your home automation projects too. It also helps to be thinking ahead about your WiFi coverage as well. Certain factors in the layout and size of your home can impact the coverage to parts of your home. With proper planning, you can make sure that every device in every corner of the home (even outside) has secure high-speed access.
3 | Whole House Audio and Surround Sound
Installing whole house audio and surround sound systems at this point in the building process is incredibly useful because you are able to tweak the positions so that the overall acoustics are perfect. You will be able to make more changes and at a larger scale if you address your audio now rather than once you’ve got all your furniture in.
4 | Whole House Lighting Control
It’s amazing what can be done with automated lighting controls. No longer are you limited to one switch going to one set of lights. With the right preparation, a whole house lighting system can be installed to give you complete control no matter where you are. So if it’s bedtime, simply press the “goodnight” switch on your smart device or convenient “smart wall switch” to turn off entire house. Or if you’re entertaining, one switch gets you into party-mode. If you like to show off your outside landscape lighting, let the system do it automatically at dusk. And there’s no more walking into a dark house with an intelligent lighting control system – as it detects your arrival upon entering the garage or front door. Whole house lighting control also saves energy with preset timers becoming the smart solution to a never-ending problem. (the kids always leaving the lights on) Think ahead and enjoy the convenience, security and practical benefits for whole-house lighting control.
5 | Central Vacuum
Central vacuum systems are cost-effective, more powerful, and safer to use because they reduce dirt from flying back into the air. Our central vacuums save time thanks to their convenience! Installing them when you have renovations done or before you move into a new house is the best time because it’s a large installation. Because most of the installation happens behind the walls, make use of the time they are completely exposed.
Moving into a new home or having a home renovated can be an extremely stressful time in any homeowner’s life. Hopefully, these projects will make you feel excited about your future in your new home! If you are in need of any of the services listed in this article please feel free to contact us for a free quote!