After discussing the client’s requirements and aspirations the scope of works is prepared. It should always take into account their budget, aesthetic preferences, functionality, energy efficiency and future technological needs.
The home automation designer goes through the home’s plans room by room in fine detail with the client, architect and builder. Once the designer understands the function of each room they can specify what services and electronic hardware are required.
It’s also a good idea to include an accreditation checklist for the electrical contractors to complete. It’s prudent to ensure the chosen contractor has the appropriate accreditations for all systems to be installed. This helps ensures the project won’t be delayed as the electrician learns on the job.
If the design documents have been prepared properly and an experienced and accredited electrical contractor has been selected this process should go smoothly. The cabling and infrastructure installation should flow with the project and not impede any aspect of the construction.
Having a single point of contact saves time and helps reduce wastage and duplication of effort. The client can realize substantial cost savings by streamlining the project management process.
Once selection has been made, the chosen system components are purchased, installed, programmed and commissioned. At the completion of this stage the entire home automation system is ready for handover.
Once the products have been installed and commissioned the home is ready for handover. At this stage the home automation designer explains how to operate the finished system. Since the essence of a great home automation system is simplicity, lengthy manuals should not be required.