AVD Australia and Project Connection Australia have released a much-needed White Paper for the home automation industry, providing a comprehensive, 7-step guide for smart home project-builders on the importance of enlisting a home automation designer, trends and techniques in home automation technology, and even product selection.
Called The Architect’s Guide To Home Automation, the White Paper is a “world first” providing an end-to-end information solution, according to developer AVD, with priceless industry know-how from the guys who know best – with over 20 years of experience working with home owners, architects, builders and interior designers to create intelligent environments in prestige homes.
The document covers the definition of home automation, home automation in Australia, future growth in the market, the pitfalls of getting it wrong and working with a home automation designer.
There is even a section called ‘Can’t the electrician do it?’ which covers-off misconceptions that home automation is similar to straight-forward electrical wiring jobs.
The White Paper was designed for the home automation marketis in Australia, South East Asia and the US, and can be downloaded directly from AVD’s website at www.avd.com.au or at www.project-connection.com.au
“Working with a home automation designer is no different to working with an interior designer; landscape architect or other design professional.” said AVD Australia managing director, Sandy Howard.
“Busy architects have their hands full providing core services and can’t be an expert at everything. The White Paper very simply provides a seven step solution for creating intelligent environments in new homes and is something that should be carefully read by anyone and everyone contemplating a smart home project.”
The document also gives tips for choosing a home automation designer and hiring an electrical contractor for a home automation project.
AVD and Project Connection are “a home automation one-stop shop; providing everything from developing a scope of works; design and documentation; selecting an electrical contractor via tender process; cabling and installation infrastructures; project management; products selection and installation through to final handover and tuition,” according to the company.