Course Description

This course discusses smart home technology, best practices, and homeowner expectation and trends. Smart technology is becoming more in-demand by tech-savvy homeowners and buyers who want full system integration (audio, video, lighting, remote access, theatre systems and more) that is convenient and easy to use, so it is essential builders and renovators are well-versed in the available technology, wiring and rough-in requirements, as well as safety, security and licensing requirements of qualified trades people.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduction to Smart Home Technology, Automation and Integration
  2. Homeowner expectations for in-home technology and trends – the future-ready home
  3. Wiring best practices, code requirements
  4. Understanding network-driven solutions for wired and wireless systems
  5. Licensed tradespeople: what to look for, expectations and expertise

Approved for 1.5 CPD Credit in Construction Technology

Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1: Smart Home Technology & Industry Trends

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2: Low Voltage Wiring Practices

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3: Residential Networks Wired or Wireless?

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4: Residential Networks Wired or Wireless? Continued

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

James Gray, Shawn Moran, and Ken Wallace Graytek Connected Home Solutions

James Gray, Graytek Connected Home Solutions James started Graytek in 2003 and continues to drive the development of the company with his intimate knowledge of the industry, technical expertise, experience and solution oriented approach.  His system designs have one multiple international awards over the years.Shawn Moran: Shawn has been in the audio video industry for 16 years with experience from system calibrations, racking, and installation to sales and project managing.  He is a key member of the Graytek team working with clients and the design build community to find solutions for each home or project he works on. Ken Wallace: Ken has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of the custom audio video industry.  His Skills extend from understanding technical design to the implementation of systems and complete project management.  Kens experience with millwork design and fit and finish is a great complement to Graytek’s design and installation work.  Ken is also an expert lighting, motorized shades and integration solutions.