Smart Solutions for Whole House Surge Protection

Smart Solutions for Whole House Surge Protection

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As builders install more connected tech in the smart home, the risk of an unexpected electrical threat rises.

This leaves all three parties involved in the process—builders, integrators and homebuyers—at a serious disadvantage. Since external surges can come from lightning strikes or transformer malfunctions, they can essentially occur at any point, putting the power to protect in the builder’s hands.

Whole house surge protection aims to minimize the damage to connected devices by introducing an extra level of defense to the home’s electrical grid.

Adequate protection is especially important in multifamily communities, where the number of smart devices in use is consistently higher than in the average home. 

Surge protection systems don’t just safeguard homebuyers or renters, they also provide a safety net for builders and integrators who likely don’t want to deal with expensive future service calls.

Surge protection solutions to minimize threats in the smart home:

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Whole house surge protection can easily be including in tech heavy jobs.
Whole house surge protection can easily be including in tech heavy jobs.

Whole House Surge Protection

Whole house surge protection is the first step in defending the smart home from costly electrical attacks.These protectors are installed alongside the multifamily community or development’s main circuit breaker to detect and stop external surges that can cause damage.

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When installing whole house protection, builders need to understand their client’s electrical needs and install accordingly. For example, a multifamily builder will need to install higher strength surge protection due to the large amount of devices constantly in use.

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About The Author

Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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