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Smart Home Technician

Configuring the smart technology that connects things at home (like blinds, heating and ventilation) to the internet so they can be easily controlled

How this role makes a difference

Nowadays, homes are often full of complex technology with audio, video, home cinema, security systems, blinds, heating and ventilation all connecting to the internet and being controllable through apps.

When these smart systems and appliances are installed, they need to be configured and connected to the network without disrupting any other item’s performance. You could be the technician who ensures simple, secure and reliable technology experiences that let people enjoy and manage their lives.

The kind of work you’ll do

  • Understanding architect’s plans, technical drawings, product specifications and wiring schedules
  • Installing and upgrading networks
  • Installing a variety of systems, from lighting to entertainment to security
  • Enabling automation and control of devices through home computers and apps
  • Collaborating with other construction trades
Useful skills
Attention to detail
Useful skills
Communicating complex ideas
Useful skills
Instructing others

What you can bring to the role

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Future career opportunities

Initially you’ll be working with senior colleagues at different sites, supporting installations and the maintenance of systems.

As your experience grows, you may specialise in a specific technology, lead a team or design the networks that others install.

How to get into this role

There’s no perfect career path or ideal way into your dream job.

But if you’re interested in education and training options that could be relevant to this role, you might want to consider:  

Schools and colleges each have their own career guidance plan and can provide detailed information, advice, and guidance on options and next steps.

A little more about the role

Exciting features...

You’ll create integrated systems using a variety of equipment and services from a range of suppliers, and deliver projects that vary in size and scale. You could be on a construction site one day connecting multiple homes, on another you might be connecting equipment on a luxury yacht, or installing the very latest digital appliances in a mansion.

Other job titles...

This role can also be known by some other job titles including:

Smart Home Installation Technician
Residential Network Installer
Audio/Video Installer

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