Home Automation – Aesthetics & functionality from a Technician’s viewpoint!

Lit the lamp of cleanliness to spread the light of godliness


At Avenir, we are continuously working on our Home Automation systems to make it clean and tidy during the installation of our products in our clients’ personal & professional spaces at extraordinarily high standards.

So, how we go about achieving them? There are some Dos & Don’ts from a technician’s viewpoint for the home automation segment which is vital to be considered. Let’s understand them with some examples.

Bad pictures of automation

As seen in the pictures above, a normal looking distribution board (DB) has many loopholes. Let’s go through them one-by-one:

  1. Fault: There is no use of Lugs. Effect: Short-circuit can take place.
  2. Fault: There is no use of ferruling (tagging). Effect: Another technician or a layman won’t be able to identify a particular cable whenever necessary.
  3. Fault: Minimizing the length of wire so as to avoid the use of a cable tie. Effect: Making the system look very unclear and untidy.
  4. Fault: No usage of additional complementary accessories to make installation faster. Effect: Making maintenance tough and sometimes impossible which is hazardous when it comes to quality integration and increasing consistency of the products.

Thus, considering all these points, we can conclude that such type of systems in the home automation segment can take a shorter time but aesthetically & for maintenance purpose, it’s not feasible. Resulting in:

Low Capital Cost & High Maintenance Cost!

Now let’s go through another example where we discuss how the Distribution Board should be:

Good pictures of Avenir Home Automation Solutions
  1. Use the necessary accessories and devices which will be helpful for rack installation and panel design.
  2. Get the right space as per measurements & a detailed drawing of the panel.
  3. Follow the ideology of 80% planning and 20% implementation, religiously and save yourselves from errors & wastage of resources.
  4. Here listed are some of the most required things. Are your technicians using these?

a. Cable Ducts – protecting wires and hides the same in the most organized way.
b. MCBs & Connectors – detecting future problems quickly and accurately as we can easily isolate the faulty equipment & just work on that part without harming the rest of the solution.
c. Cable-to-cable connectors – prevent electric shock and lowering/ eliminating power losses.
d. Cable lugs – easy installation, repair and maintenance of automation devices and cables.
e. Cable Ties – for self-locking ability & cable dressing.
f. Ferruling – Tags on all the devices that create a family of product and helping all the stakeholders to understand the mechanism.

5. Last but not least, Automation equipment for your house!

Resulting in:

1. Greater Equipment Life Span
2. Zero Equipment Down Time
3. Optimum Capital Cost
4. Minimum Maintenance Cost

a. Energy Savings
b. Reduced Mean-time to Repair
c. Higher Mean-time between failures

Does your back-end ticks off all the above points? Connect with Avenir to rectify!

Remember, technology is to empower us, not to enslave us!


Comments (1)


Very interesting, good job and thanks for sharing such a blog.

Best regards,
Balle Zacho

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