Planning Your New Construction Smart Home

When building your new home it’s critical you make sure it has the capabilities to allow you total control of all of your electronics.

The wiring is like the brain of your home, and you want it done correctly. Communicate your intentions of each room to your builder in the planning stages, so he can make sure to have experts install high-quality wiring and cables. This way, you can integrate all of the smart home features and controls you desire.

Smart Home Controls Integrated During New Construction

Lutron's RadioRA2 Lighting and Shade Total ControlLighting

Indoor and outdoor lights can be controlled with Lutron’s RadioRA2. This integration device allows you to program lighting scenes during different times of the day. Program certain lights to come on in the breakfast area each morning while turning off the porch, landscaping and motion lights when the sun rises.

Find out why Richmonders love their smart home lighting.

Shades

RadioRA2 also controls automated shades to open and close at designated times of the day. Have windows in your two-story room and want to decrease the afternoon glare? No problem! Install automated shades, and with the touch of a button, you can adjust the shades to your liking.

Speakers

When building your new home, survey which rooms you will want speakers installed. Many customers want speakers in their kitchen, family room, bedrooms, dining room and other entertaining areas such as decks and porches.

By having speakers installed during new construction, the correct wires can be pulled so your devices are more easily integrated. You can then enjoy streaming music throughout your smart home whenever you want. Outdoor Home Security Camera

Cameras

Cameras can be installed both inside and outside your smart home and monitored and controlled conveniently via an App on your smartphone. The App makes it easy to access the cameras and control them from anywhere in the world!

Windows

Sensors can be added to your windows to alert you when they’re open or glass breakage occurs. The Lyric Security System allows you to monitor windows, and everything else, including…

  • doors
  • locks
  • thermostat
  • smoke detectors
  • carbon monoxide detectors
  • water valves

Locks

Automated locks can also be controlled via an App on your smartphone. Home Door Lock Automation via Smartphone AppLocks such as the Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock and the 925 Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock are favorites. Both of these models are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. These locks can be activated and controlled by key, touch, or App. Receive notifications on your smartphone when your house door is accessed and unlocked.

Thermostat

Many customers prefer an automatic thermostat like Nest. Automated thermostats give you the ability to program and control heating and cooling systems via smartphone.

For example, the thermostat can be turned down during the day when no one is home. Before heading home, access the App and program the thermostat so your smart home can be heated to the selected temperature when you return. Nest Automated Home Thermostat

New Construction + Smart Home Integration

Once you determine the electronics you want integrated into your smart home, carefully plan their placement in each room. Your builder can subcontract the proper experts to install correct wiring and cables for your electronics.

Richmonders are in love with total home control!

Call us at (804) 379-1348 or schedule an appointment online to create your smarter home with integrated electronics today!