Smart Homes for Electrical Installers Unit 3: How Smart Home Components are Applied
This Unit introduces the most common components that you, as a smart home installer, are likely to use when installing 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.
• Recognise the equipment commonly found in smart homes.
• Recognise common consumer smart home technology and what it can do.
• Recognise common smart home sensors and their roles.
• Recognise common smart home actuators and their roles.
• Understand in broad terms how alarm systems can be achieved using smart home technology.
• Understand in broad how some specialist applications can be achieved using smart home technology.