50 SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY Fusing Design with Technology

opers are increasingly quizzed on their smart home knowledge, making it now more impor- tant than ever to understand this technology to be able to provide the service that is now fully expected by the client. “As more everyday devices become


connected to the internet, so the desire for integrating technology into the home increases,” explains Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “What was once considered an optional add-on is now expected as standard. With consumers wanting the technology to be integrated and concealed within the design, they often turn to the devel- oper for advice and guidance, so this audience needs to be able to discuss the benefits, the functions, and the aesthetics of home technol- ogy with their clients.” One way for developers to ensure that their

knowledge is at the required level, is to attend CEDIA’s RIBA, BIID and RIAI Accredited “Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes” CPD. This course explains how to talk intelli- gently with clients and other members of the design team when discussing home technology. Attendees gain an understanding on how to achieve the successful integration of smart home technologies and systems by sharing some alternatives and explaining how to incor- porate the various systems without detracting from the design within 21st century homes. Delivering a smart home to a client requires

collaboration between the developers and the technology integrator. CEDIA members are

he integration of smart home technology is fast becoming the norm for households up and down the country. As such, devel-

integrators who specialise in the planning, design, supply, installation, and concealment of technology systems for the modern, intelligent home. They partner directly with design profes- sionals to maximise the lifestyle, function, aesthetic, and efficiency benefits of the connected home for their clients. Technology can be a standout feature in a

space or blend transparently into the environment so that it doesn’t detract from the

flow of the design. Either way, a CEDIA member will ensure that the integrity of the project is never compromised, and the technology is seamlessly integrated. Members can install anything from multi-room audio and home cinema systems to complete home networks and sub-systems which intelligently control lighting, security, and HVAC. CEDIA offers a Finder Service on its website, which allows design and build professionals to locate their nearest technology integrator. Users can search CEDIA member companies by postcode, services, and certification.


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