Do you have plans to construct a new-build home or are you looking at a thorough renovation? You have to provide electricity in any case. The question then arises: are you going for domotics or a regular installation? In other words: do you opt for traditional electrical cabling or foresee smart electricity, connecting the most important functions in your home for future-oriented home automation?
Maybe you’re thinking: I don’t need all those gadgets of a home automation system or a smart home. But is that still the case today? Climate change and rising energy prices are forcing us to consume less energy. And preferably at a time when a lot of energy is available and the price is therefore low. Often this is while we are working or sleeping. So we need a smart system that helps us with energy management.
More cabling? Yes and no.
But isn’t smart electricity much more expensive than a traditional electrical installation? Because it requires a lot more cabling, right? That’s not quite right. Motors for roller shutter control or curtain control must of course be supplied with power. And each light point must be directly connected to the electrical panel in order to be able to create tailor-made scenarios. On the other hand, you also save on cabling. You no longer have to connect light points with various switches. Instead, all push buttons and control points are connected to the electrical panel with one bus cable. At the same time, this offers limitless flexibility: you can customise the function of push buttons as your habits or needs change.
Home automation vs. a regular installation? There is really only one logical choice: Today, every home should be equipped with home automation. A smart home is no longer a luxury or something only reserved for hip lovers of tech. Today, home automation is simply a must for smart energy management and for climate-proofing your home. In terms of cabling, the price difference is negligible, especially if you take the payback effects into account. The extra comfort and peace of mind because your house thinks along with you is a nice bonus.