Smart Homes for Electrical Installers Unit 10: Smart Home Completion, Handover and Support
This unit aims to help you do a good job of wrapping up the smart home job and considers completion, handover and support.
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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.
• Understand broadly how completion, commissioning and handover of a smart home might be different to a traditional installation.
• Understand and have strategies to help you test smart home installations effectively and safely.
• Understand and have strategies to help you prepare smart home diagrams and schedules to accompany certification.
• Understand and have strategies to help you structure an effective smart home commissioning.
• Understand and have strategies to help you structure an effective smart home handover.
• Understand the requirement to engage with other agencies, such as manufacturers, to keep up to date with the smart home industry.
• Understand and have strategies to help you support the householder and the smart home installation during the years it is in service.