The Growing Home Construction Trend: Prewiring
The ROI on Integrating Home Networks during Construction
Savvy architects and builders recognize that if you want to beat the competition, you have to give homeowners what they want. It turns out that homeowners want smart technology. Take a look at some of these statistics to get a grasp of the connected home situation:
- 45 percent of homeowners are installing smart systems or devices during their renovation projects (Houzz Smart Home Trends Study, 2016)
- 30 million U.S. households planned to add smart home technology in the next 12 months (The Safe and Smart Home Study, 2016)
- One in 10 households currently has smart technology (Gartner Survey, 2016)
- Connected homes have grown year over year, from 17 million in 2015 to 29 million in 2017 (McKinsey Connected Homes Study)
The demand is clearly there, and it’s not limiting itself to renovations either. When people buy new homes, they want those homes to be ready for smart technology. That leads us to the trend that builders and architects throughout the San Francisco, California area are rapidly adopting: home network prewiring.
Why Network Prewiring?
The network is the foundation for any smart home – without a strong network, the homeowners are going to struggle with getting all of their smart devices to reliably work together. As such, whenever a smart home installation is started, the first thing to get an upgrade is the network!
Depending on the scope of the smart system, that upgrade usually means opening up walls and running wiring anyway, retrofitting the technology into the existing home design. It works – the homeowner gets comprehensive wired coverage of their property, but it’s not as efficient or clean as doing it upfront during home construction.
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How to Best Offer this Service During Home Construction
The ROI for offering home networking prewiring is proven. Homeowners want their properties to be ready for smart technology, so all construction firms have to do is offer it!
Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to hire a dedicated team of network experts. Instead, our recommendation is to partner with a smart home automation company in the greater Bay area. We come in and handle the prewiring for you.
As a design-build integrator, we’re ready to get involved at whatever stage of the process makes sense for your home buyer. From initial discovery of the goals for smart home automation through to optimizing the router and wireless access points, we’ve done it all for both homeowners and construction firms.
If you would like more information about our home network prewiring services or other partnerships we do with California builders and architects, please click the button below or call (925) 600-9680.