For some, it’s the excitement of cinema quality movies to enjoy at home with family and friends, or the relaxation of their favorite music played throughout the home and garden that attracts them. Others are drawn to the cost savings of automated heat-ing, cooling, and lighting systems and the peace of mind afforded by a reliable security system. Still others yearn for fast reliable telephone and internet access to increase productivity during time spent in their home office. Despite the diversity of these commonly installed home systems, there are many similarities in the planning and installation of these systems and tips to get the best systems at the best price. Planning well in advance and performing each task carefully and in the proper order will ensure a home that is “future proof’ and systems that you can enjoy today and for years to come.
- Rough In Cabling:
Sometimes called pre-wire. Wall boxes for Home Theatre Connections, keypads, and voice/data outlets are put into place. Hidden cable is placed inside wall and secured to prevent damage during the drywall process.
- Trim Out
Electrical and Low Voltage contractors terminate cable and put wall plates and keypads in place. Equipment Racks, TV and Speaker mounts are put into place this phase cannot begin before painting and dust generating activity,
- Component Installation
Power conditioning equipment racks. Cables are labeled and installed. touchscreens are mounted in walls. TVs are installed on mounts.
- Programming and Testing
Remote controls are programmed. HVAC, lighting, security, and such are integrated into whole home controllers. Completed systems are tested.
- Client Instruction
Client walk through is conducted. Client is instructed on the function of user interfaces. The warranty period now begins.
During the next two weeks, the client uses the systems noting any desired modifications to programming. Technician conducts follow up address any pending issues. Delivery is now complete.