The Important Role of Prewiring in New Construction
Why Home Automation Prewiring is Becoming a Must-Have
If you’re a home builder or an architect in the Bellevue, WA area, you should be paying attention to this statistic:
According to S&P Global Market Intelligence research, the United States had an estimated 20.1 million smart homes at the end of 2017.
By the end of 2021, that number is expected to grow to 35.6 million.
The smart home technology and home automation industries are growing at rapid rates, and the truth is that the standard wiring that is usually installed during construction simply isn’t sufficient for smart homes.
One common key to success in any smart home construction project: Accounting for and including home automation prewiring.
In this blog, I’ll share the significance of prewiring and explain how Beyond HiFi works with construction firms to ensure each home is set up for smart technology success!
Why Is Prewiring Important?
The type of wiring needed for each home will depend greatly on what types of technology are wanted for each room. The standard wiring for a bathroom, for example, will need to be adjusted if the home buyer wants a mirror TV added.
Think of pre-wiring as creating the foundation for all of the smart technology in the home. If you wait until after the home construction is complete to address the wiring, it will add a lot of extra steps and unnecessary rework to the process.
When not added during construction, the smart technology wiring usually either has to be visible, an unnecessary eye-sore, or each wall has to be reopened and patched.
Why Should Builders and Architects Care?
As the stat at the beginning of this article showed, smart homes are not the exception to the rule, they’re becoming the norm! It’s time for construction firms to evolve their prewiring process to accommodate the increasing demand.
Offering home automation prewiring can be a differentiator for construction firms, a service that sets your firm apart from the rest and gives home buyers confidence that you are the right choice for them.
How Can You Plan For Prewiring?
The demand is there, but builders and architects don’t have to face it alone. That’s where a partnership with a home technology integrator comes in handy.
Before the execution phase of any smart home project even begins, my team and I can be active members of the planning phase.
We can work with architects to account for prewiring within the home’s design so that builders entirely know what to expect.
During the construction phase of a project, my team and I can coordinate with your home-building firm install the prewiring at an ideal time – so that the process remains uninterrupted and cohesive.
I take pride in Beyond Hi-Fi’s commitment to clear communication, as well, to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding my team’s role throughout the project.
Our aim is this: By working with your construction firm to account for prewiring, home buyers will be able to seamlessly enjoy a smart home system in their new residence.
To find out more about how home automation prewiring can help your Bellevue, WA construction firm, I encourage you to reach out to my team.
Are you a home buyer considering whether you want to pursue pre-wiring your new property? We’d love to speak with you too!
We at Beyond HiFi always enjoy working with home builders, architects, and home owners to bring smart technology to the greater Seattle area.
To get in touch with my team, you can call us today at (425) 998-8008 or fill out a short form by clicking the button below. We look forward to assisting you!