Designing the Smart Home
What should I know from the beginning?
The wiring structure for the lights automation is the same we would use for a standard residence construction.This means that in this case the electrician of the residence can do the installation in the conventional way.
Is there any difference in the way the electrician does the 220V installation?
The only extra thing that is needed and is not found in older conventional installations is the “neutral”, whose presence is necessary in the switch.
The companies manufacturing PowerLine systems have of course detected this problem and have created products not requiring the 220V "neutral" support in the switch. (Related article - diagram)
What kind of products need to be installed in my residence for the lights control?
There are tenths of different products, which offer an individual solution for each case.For instance, if we wish to control a light line, we can use the corresponding module (micromodule) behind the switch we have already chosen and control it through the various controllers being at our disposition.In case of a commutateur, for instance, there is the corresponding module (micromodule) for the installation also behind the switch.Moreover, our product range includes switches with indicators for better lighting status depiction.
The system requirements don’t include any extra installation in the residence, apart from the modules behind the switches (such as systems inside the panel, for example).
What kind of switch material can I choose?
The customer can hereby choose the switch material he/she wishes among a variety of products and brands available in the market, such as Vimar, Legrand, etc.
These are wire systems or wireless systems?
All systems offered by our company are wire systems.The data transmission is performed through the 220V electrical wires already existing in the residency.This operation could also be performed wirelessly through the use of RF signal reception systems and remote controls. (Detailed information on the operation mode)
When should the systems be installed in the switches?
The installation of the systems can be done any time in the residence, since we shouldn’t forget that the already existing wire installation is conventional, meaning that the residence can operate normally even without the automation systems (no commitment system).Relative installation example