A smart home has become a reality for many people. As products have become more affordable, it is no longer just for the rich and famous. Home owners are up scaling their properties to benefit from the latest smart home systems, and they need someone to install these for them. Proactive and market conscious electricians could benefit from this upsurge in business.
Education is vital for any electricians who are interested in moving into this industry. Just as a plumber wouldn’t install a new bathroom without training, an electrician shouldn’t install any professional smart home products, without the required level of training. UK smart home distributor, AWE, provides award-winning training via the AWE Smart Home Academy. The training courses have been developed to promote best practice in smart home installations.
The Foundation Workshop is a great place to start for electricians, as it focuses the fundamentals of smart home installations. Uniquely, as well as important background and theory, there is a heavy bias towards the essential skills and knowledge required for a variety of tasks that electricians will be faced with on a regular basis in a hands on workshop. Starting with basic health and safety advice and do’s and don’ts of smart home installation, the full day course then progresses into the practical sessions.
The Lighting Control System Design with Philips Dynalite course is aimed at electricians either new to lighting control or those looking to diversify their product portfolio. This one-day introductory training module covers lighting control fundamental basics required for an accurate design of a lighting control system, giving the students the template to become a confident designer using the Dynalite architecture.
For those electricians who want to take their skill set to the next level, the Philips Dynalite Envision Project Level 1 & 2 course will take them through the commissioning process using Philips Dynalite's improved software tool. Over 2 days, students will learn how to configure each feature of the Dynalite system and to tailor each programmable asset to suit a customer's given requests.