Ask an Expert: Automating an Older Home

Q: I have an older home and I want to turn it into a smart home with automation. Is this possible?

An older home can be upgraded with new technology at any time, given that you are aware that there will be holes that need to be made to rewire your home. Since automation is very client specific, we will require a meeting with you to assess your personal needs to determine what we’re automating (lights, cameras, temperature, music, etc.) Once confirmed, a plan to prewire for locations and make switching, data runs and feeds is created. Equipment such as switches, dimmers, cameras, speakers are then selected and installed.

 

Text by Hanna Taylor, Hotwire Electric

Written by Canadian Home Trends

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