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Pages: 202 pages
Size: 82 MB
Author (s): IET
Date of Publication: 2021
Section 1 Introduction
1.2 Who is this Guide for?
1.3 What is different for the smart home installer?
1.4 What is a smart home?
1.5 Smart home benefits
1.6 Making a home future-ready
Section 2 An overview of smart home technology
2.1 Defining 'smart'
2.2 Common smart home elements
2.3 User interface (UI)
2.4 Wired or wireless?
2.5 Separated or integrated smartness?
2.6 Benefits of connecting systems within a smart home interoperability and the cloud
2.8 Smart home information and processing
2.9 Software and protocols
2.10 Infrastructure for smart home systems
Section 3 How smart home products are applied
3.1 Smart home HE modules
3.2 WiFi and PLC
3.3 Stand-alone consumer tech
3.4 Smart appliances
3.5 A smart or wireless plug
3.6 Motion sensors
3.7 Photocells or brightness sensors
3.8 Door/window open/closed sensors
3.9 Wall button
3.10 Temperature sensor
3.11 Thermal actuator
3.12 Shading: blind, shutter or curtain controllers
3.13 Fire detection
3.14 Security and access equipment
3.15 Energy~monitoring equipment
3.16 Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Section 4 Capturing the client's requirements
4.1 Back to the drawing board with the client
4.2 The needs analysis
4.3 The functional analysis
4.4 The survey
4.5 Project documents
5 Section 5 Safety aspects of smart home design
5.8 The standard for safety
5.9 The smart home safety challenge
5.10 Designing for safety
5.11 Smart home earthing and bonding
5.12 Smart home equipment segregation
5.13 Shielding and screening in smart home cables and equipment
Section 6 Smart home infrastructure
6.1 How the smart home installer job is different to the electrical installer job
6.3 Topography (layout) of physical components
6.4 Topology (interconnections) of physical components
6.5 Smart home cabling
6.6 Cabling for DC power
6.7 Remote powering (RP) and Power over Ethernet (PoE)
6.8 Cabling for AV and smart home signals
6.9 Cyber security
6.10 System requirements for data
Section 7 Smart home design method 117
7.1 Delegate design and ask a manufacturer to help
7.2 Design documentation
7.3 A bill of materials (BOM)
7.4 The difference when designing a smart home compared with a standard installation
7.5 Your part in the design: where to begin
7.6 A grossly simplified design method
7.7 Realistic questions to ask when realistically designing
7.8 The electrical installer as the (energy-efficient) smart home installer
Section 8 How to propose and install smart home equipment
8.1 What is at stake?
8.2 Extra considerations for smart home proposals
8.3 Reasons to continue
8.4 The contract or agreement
8.5 How to install a smart home system
8.8 The smart home HE
Section 9 How to commission a smart home system
9.1 What is different for the electrical installer when commissioning a smart home?
9.2 Inspection verification, and testing of Fixed wiring and equipment to relevant standards
9.3 Functional commissioning
9.4 Commissioning documentation
9.5 Commissioning summary
9.7 The shape of a good handover
9.8 Handover pack documentation
9.9 Conducting the handover
9.10 Handover summary
Section 10 Supporting the smart home
10.1 What is ditlerent for the electrical installer supporting smart homes?
10.2 industry-facing support obligations
10.3 Client-facing support opportunities
10.4 How to record support and maintenance
10.5 Summary of the smart home support opportunity
Appendix A Abbreviations and glossary
Appendix B References
Appendix C Suggested further reading and resources
Appendix D Templates
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