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At the most basic level, a technology closet is exactly what it sounds like: An out-of-the-way space where you keep the key components of your smart home automation system. Instead of placing all the components for your different subsystems in different rooms, everything is neatly organized on server racks in one location. Furthermore, all the necessary wiring for the different systems runs to and from the closet. Now everything you or a service technician might need to access to change or fix something in your St. Petersburg, FL home is in one central location. Upgrading, fixing or integrating different systems is much easier when everything is in one spot, and the same is true for any maintenance or repairs that need to be done.
You might think that how your cabling and components are set up doesn’t matter, as long as everything works, but you’d be wrong. For instance, if all the components and cabling for your media room are centralized in that room, it’s much more difficult if you want to include those devices in a whole-home A/V system. Similarly, imagine the challenges of integrating lighting control with your motorized shades if their control systems are in separate rooms.
Building a technology closet in your home also confers aesthetic benefits, as well. With the wires and control equipment hidden away, you have less clutter on your walls or on your floors. It will also be easier to hang flat-panel TVs. Finally, a technology closet lets your interior designer focus on more important elements of the house instead of trying to hide unsightly hardware. They’ll thank you for it, and you get a more beautiful home.
A technology closet is important to the overall function of your smart home, but it doesn’t need to draw any attention from guests. We like to put our technology closets in isolated areas like your basement, or maybe a hallway where there isn’t a lot of foot traffic. You need to know where it is, and so do any service techs, but you want the technology closet to be otherwise invisible as everything inside keeps functioning normally.
A technology closet is a worthwhile upgrade if you’re remodeling, and it’s essential if you’re building a new home. When you have all your components stored in one easily accessible area, managing or altering your system is much easier for you, your family and service technicians. We would love to work with you and bring our smart home automation expertise to your project. Contact us today to learn more.