RP Homes | Gabe Thomas
With so many enhanced technology options available, it can be overwhelming. We recommend a homebuyer take time on the front end to envision how they are going to live and use technology in their home. We can then use this information to provide Cat5e line drops in their home. Cat5e has the capability of carrying PoE, which allows for smart devices with that capability to receive power and data through one cable, creating a “wireless” feel. Currently, we provide a standard of three Cat5e drops per home: one in the great room, one in the primary bedroom, and one in the space that lends itself as an office. Homebuyers have the option to add these drops to any space, as well as add a central hub in their home, pre-wired for gig speeds. If this is carefully planned out with the builder on the front end, adding or modifying technology after the homeowner has settled in becomes much easier.
GenTech Construction, LLC | Duane Ferrell
There are many technological advantages that are beneficial for home building today. Science and technology have brought about innovative materials such as composite products, self-healing concrete, spray foam insulation, and pollution-absorbing bricks that provide a home with cleaner air, durability, and sustainability. What I get excited about is smart home technology and what is afforded to the consumer today, specifically, personalized and unified smart home systems to automate and control connected devices including lighting and shade controls, audio, video, climate control, and security. These devices work in tandem with the quality of building materials to create a truly intelligent smart home experience that makes life more convenient, safe, and enjoyable.