Residential

 

With the growth in the market for the interconnected, electronic smart home, to the care and attention needing to be paid to retrofits of aging houses, there’s never a shortage of information in the residential market. Below you’ll find the residential articles from ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, covering the full residential spectrum. 

Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes.

For electrical contractors 
specializing in bread-and-butter residential projects, such as changing out light switches and adding receptacles, the proliferation of the Internet of Things offers both challenges and opportunities.

Tiny houses are having their moment. They have their own television shows, magazines and festivals around the country. Enthusiasts call it a movement toward a simpler and freer way of life.

Apple HomeKit


According to a 2016 industry study by Zion Research, the U.S. market for home automation systems is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Home Networking without Retrofit

According to The Digital Domicile: The Exploding Market for Home Networking Technology and Services, a report by Cahner’s In-Stat Group, several factors are currently driving the home networking market in a positive direction.


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TIA Expands TIA/EIA-570-A's Scope

Just last month I informed you of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA’s) efforts to develop a specification for Building Automation Systems (BAS) for commercial buildings.


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Residential Market Opportunities in Home Networking

Cahner’s in-state group recently predicted that the connected home market, which consists of home networking equipment and software, residential gateways, and home control and automation products, will grow from $1.4 billion in 2001 to $9.2 billion worldwide by 2006.


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Wired for Sound

In power and communications systems, cabling is the essential physical layer. The same is true for sound or audio systems. Sound can include very fundamental and necessary services a commercial building may require—announcements, pages, background music, or advertising.


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Upscale Residential Wiring Enters Mainstream

Today's increasingly sophisticated homeowners are prime prospects for a wide variety of upscale electrical/electronic products and installations that offer increased control, safety, or comfort to the home environment, both from within the home and remotely.


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Protecting Families

Residential fire deaths lead the total number of deaths caused by fire in the United States. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), about 85 percent of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes, and on average, eight people died in U.S.


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