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Whether you’re an architect, builder or developer, your clients will probably ask you about home automation at some stage. They may not know exactly what they want, but they’re pretty sure they should have it.

We can see that this could lead to some uncertainty, so we have developed a service specifically designed to make the process of including automation on your next project as easy as possible.

From initial consultations to full design and documentation tender packages, we believe that JFK Automation offer the most comprehensive range of home automation design services in the industry.

What design services are available?

Lighting and Climate Control

Audio Visual & Data

Security & Access Control

  • Alarm Systems
  • Intercom
  • Keyless Entry and Access Control
  • CCTV

The Process

An initial 2-hour consultation if offered free of charge, during which we can establish the scope of design services.

We then put together a Home Automation Design Proposal which contains a fixed fee for producing the documentation. 

Depending on the extent of the design, we normally ask for 2 – 6 weeks to complete the documentation.

Professional Lighting Design is charged differently and may take longer, so please call us for more information and for current timeframes.

What you will receive

Our standard home automation design package includes:

  1. Marked-up architectural plans* – supplied in pdf format, indicating positioning of visible items around the home. Supplied with legend and colour-coded. Separate plans provided for:
    1. audiovisual and home Wi-Fi/data network – including Wi-Fi range coverage drawings
    2. lighting and environmental control (heating, cooling, window shades)
    3. security & access control
  2. Central rack and AV joinery diagrams: Elevation drawings showing any equipment racks and dimensions for cabinetry design, security & lighting enclosures.
  3. Fully itemized cable schedule* – breakdown of low-voltage cable infrastructure to support the proposed system, as well as standard telephone, data, RF cabling.
  4. Lighting load schedule – for lighting control system detailing any 0-10v, DALI, DMX, phase dimming and switchable loads e.g. blinds, awnings, heaters etc.
  5. Cabling and Electrical Requirements document* – detailing all cable specifications, terminations and best-practice guidelines for electrical contractor.
  6. Product specification and fixed cost quotation incorporating all hardware and associated project labour.

Professional lighting design services include:

  • Initial Concepts Design
  • Detailed Lighting Design
  • Lighting Layouts – Marked-up Plans
  • Product Recommendations and Specifications
  • Automation and Control Schedules
  • Energy and Cost Information

Home Cinema Design

We offer complete services for media rooms right through to professional home cinemas, including design, supply and installation.

We use a software-based design tool to design a technically perfect dedicated cinema or media room. Support documents and aesthetic renders that reflect the way the finished room will look are included.

Click on the brand images below to see design examples from previous projects.


What is a smart home design plan?

Smart home design plans help simplify complex systems and provide comprehensive documentation of the scope of work and the level of technology needed to suit your home automation goals. The plan contains precise information about what technology is required and specific installation details for tradespeople or for architectural integration, including data cabling, HVAC, lighting automation, security and audio/video systems, etc. The smart home design documentation can then be shared with architects, builders, lighting designers and electricians.

Why do you need a smart home design plan?

It is important to have thorough documentation of your smart home design so your original plan will remain cohesive despite any possible changes to your trades. If something was to not work out as you had hoped, smart home design plans are a reference to show how it should have been executed.

Is a smart home design dependent on reliable Internet?

Smart homes designs rely on a fast and stable home network to ensure all technologies function at their best. That is why here at JFK Automation, we include in our smart home design plans a fully itemized cable schedule that provides information detailing what cable infrastructure is required to support the smart home automation system, including standard telephone, data and RF cabling.

To combat technology outages once the smart home design is installed, we also provide a Remote System Monitoring package that allows our staff to keep an eye on your systems and fix any problems before you notice them. This package can be integrated into all of our smart home design plans

Why choose JFK Automation smart home design service?

With over 20 years of experience, our qualified team specialise in planning, designing, installing and maintaining smart home automation systems designed specifically to suit individuals needs. From the all-important initial consultation to the full design and documentation and beyond, you will reap the full benefit of our expert advice and experience.

Get in contact with us today if you have a smart home design project inquiry or if you need help with smart home ideas for new constructions.

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