Interphone, a leading security systems and building technology integrator, has commissioned an industry white paper for architects and interior designers. It is designed to help design professionals better understand the key issues and opportunities around this fast-paced sector.
what you need to know to shape the smart living of the future
As home automation is moving steadily on its way towards becoming the norm, rather than the exception, for many new properties, UK buyers and renters are going to be increasingly looking for significant elements of this emerging technology as standard.
Home automation offers architects and interior designers tools for creating living spaces and experiences offering new levels of security, convenience and flexibility. However, there are many considerations that will need to be factored in to take full advantage of the technological advances now and in the future.
There are a host of reasons for the rise of home automation: The growing availability of ‘smart’ household appliances; better-quality cable and communications infrastructure; greater operational simplicity, via smartphone and tablet connectivity; and great affordably. In fact, it is now seen as an integral element of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Living agendas, so building industry professionals can expect requests for detailed information on different options from clients – both individual buyers and the residential developers of multiple dwelling units.