Cordova engineer shares importance of custom electronics in home construction | Business
A local engineered solutions specialist says when looking at custom construction for your home, electronics are often forgotten.
“It should come as no surprise that, in most cases, custom electronics for the home are overlooked in favor of all of the other items fighting for your attention and budgets during the construction process,” said Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment’s President, Scott Fuelling.
From the construction of a new home to a simple remodel, Fuelling suggests in the long run it’s a bad idea to forget electronics in the process.
“ I am not saying you have to give up a large portion of your budget for home electronics, but I am going to explain some things you should definitely consider during the construction process,” he said.
Regardless of the type of custom construction you are executing, there are considerations that make sense - like having a properly engineered infrastructure installed. This type of solution provides pathways for computer networking, WiFi, Audio/Video distribution, security, communication and even theaters or media rooms.
“All wiring infrastructures are not the same. Different providers provide varying levels of quality, performance and most importantly reliability. In other words, wire is not just wire. A professional integration firm knows what is needed today and where technology is headed in the foreseeable future,” said Fuelling.
Fuelling also said when it comes to balancing custom construction and custom electronics, you need to prioritize.
“ If you are fortunate enough to not have to stick to a budget, you can work with your provider to finalize system designs & hardware selection for all of your wants, needs and desires. Then, once construction has been completed, your systems can be installed and you can start enjoying the technology,” he said.
If you do have to work within a budget – Fuelling recommends starting with the more mainstream systems such as security, computer networking, cable and/or satellite and telephone as the first completed systems.
“After that, it is entirely up to you,” said Fuelling