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Smart Homes for Electrical Installers Unit 2: An Overview of Smart Home Technology

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1 Hour
Unit overview

This unit explores the ideas and technologies that are combined to create smart homes.

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Allan Burns is the IET’s technical lead on smart homes. He started out as a science teacher then transitioned to the renewables sector.In 2012, he could see the way technology was evolving and he upskilled to become a specialist in sustainable smart homes and places. He was one of the first in the industry to focus on the energy efficiency considerations in smart homes.

Allan runs two businesses which together cover the complete ecosystem of surveying, consultation, design and installation of smart technologies to create smart green places. An active and contributing member of the IET Built Environment Panel, since 2015 Allan has contributed to IET publications including The Code of Practice for Energy Storage, The Designer’s Guide to Energy Efficient Electrical Installations and a white paper Digital Twins for the Built Environment.

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What you will learn
By the end of this unit you will:

• Understand the range of elements that might be included in a smart home.
• Understand how smart home equipment connectivity is achieved.
• Understand how smart home information is transmitted and processed.
• Understand how a smart home ‘control centre’ is configured.

Who should learn
Good working knowledge of IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671 18th Edition.
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