As home automation is moving steadily on its way towards becoming the norm, rather than the exception, for many new properties, UK buyers and renters are going to be increasingly looking for significant elements of this emerging technology as standard. With this in mind, security systems and building technology integrator Interphone has published a home automation whitepaper to help architects and interior designers better understand the key issues and opportunities around this fast-paced sector.
“Home automation offers architects and interior designers tools for creating living spaces and experiences offering new levels of security, convenience and flexibility,” explains Julian Synett, Managing Director at Interphone. “However, there are many considerations that will need to be factored in to take full advantage of the technological advances now and in the future.”
The whitepaper points towards a host of reasons for the rise of home automation: The growing availability of ‘smart’ household appliances; better-quality cable and communications infrastructure; greater operational simplicity, via smartphone and tablet connectivity; and great affordably. In fact, it is now seen as an integral element of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Living agendas, so building industry professionals can expect requests for detailed information on different options from clients – both individual buyers and the residential developers of multiple dwelling units.
If you need added insight into industry standards, security concerns, cost and potential savings, the home automation whitepaper, titled What you need to know to shape the smart living of the future, can be downloaded from the Interphone website here.