I go to a lot of networking events and when I meet people I tell them I do Smart Home Automation. They’re curious but the most interesting time is when I tell them how much work we do in New York City and I get the same question, “do you work in pre-war buildings?”
I get it, everyone thinks Smart Home Automation is intrusive. They think the only way to control the lights, cameras, TVs, etc. is running a ton of wires. Fortunately for us, that’s not true. There is a considerable amount of automation that can be installed post construction or in a pre-war apartment without opening walls. Below are some of the most popular non-intrusive automation options:
This is one of the most requested smart capabilities and it can be done easily post construction. This does remove some of the architectural benefits of wired smart lighting but it still helps improve your lifestyle considerably. You have all of the same capabilities as pre-construction smart lighting without the planning required.
This is another highly desired feature that can be added post-construction. Similar to lighting control, installation of automated shades in the post-construction stage of a project is simple. The biggest consideration between pre-construction versus post-construction installation is how they are powered.
Smart thermostats are by far the most familiar smart home automation product. Products like, Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell have become highly requested Smart Home Automation products. It makes sense. Every home has at least one thermostat and replacing the traditional thermostat with a smart one will give you the ability to control your temperature from anywhere in the world, saving money and having more control of your living space. Installations of these products are easy, fast and make sense economically.
This is a short list but there are many other Smart Home Automation products you can add to your pre-war apartment. If you are in a pre-war apartment and want to non-intrusively add Smart Home Automation we can help. If you have other thoughts or questions feel free to message me or leave a comment below. I would be more than willing to have a deeper conversation.
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