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What Architects & Designers Need to Know About Smart Security


Give Your Clients the Technology They Really Want

“Security is not an add-on; rather it’s thinking holistically about a building site or concept,” says Patrick Gilbert, AIA, a senior architect with Gresham, Smith, and Partners.

If you’re an architect or designer in the Lebanon, TN area, it’s time to start thinking about security. While many homeowners will install smart technology after they’ve moved in, the best move is to install a security system before construction is complete. For the forward-thinking client, a new home build should already include planning and wiring for home automation.

As a home security company based in Middle Tennessee, we’ll share why it’s valuable to include a security camera installation into your design plans and how we can be of service to your future design projects.

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High-End Customers Want Smart Home Tech

According to a study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting that surveyed almost 22,000 home shoppers, 40% of new-home buyers purchased houses with smart technology in 2017, and 60% of shoppers said they would be willing to pay more for smart tech.

Automation technology is quickly moving into businesses, hotels, and offices. Luxury buyers want to control their home systems from a tablet or phone, and soon that will be the priority way to do things. Millennials now account for 34% of home buyers, and older generations are becoming more interested in voice control and smart security.

Currently, 30% of American households have a security system in place. But as more people learn about smart security’s benefits, that number is predicted to increase. 

Open Walls = Perfect Opportunity

The best time to build a home automation system is before construction or a renovation is complete—and that’s where we come in. Smart technology and security perform best when it is wired into the building’s infrastructure. If you need cameras wired near the entrances and windows, you’ll need to account for low voltage wiring in vulnerable areas.

It’s best to plan ahead for these things when designing for a client. But if home automation isn’t your area of expertise? That’s how a local technology integrator can help.

Look Ahead to the Future

Technology is always evolving, especially in smart security. New and improved surveillance cameras are continually emerging on the market—like new AI facial recognition cameras that know the difference between the family dog and an actual threat. 

A home security company knows what data wires need to be placed where. Professional structured cabling will make upgrading devices years from now much simpler. A professional also understands the latest and best solutions so that everything works seamlessly. In-home automation, we need to think ten years ahead, and your build projects will be ready for the future.

Could you use assistance in home automation and smart security? Partner with Symspire for all your wiring and installation needs. Contact us here to discuss your projects today.

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