The role of an electrician in 2016 has greatly expanded from the traditional role of an electrician, where the work mainly consisted of installing power points and new electrical wiring. The emergence of the internet, data communications and home automation has meant the electricians need to be abreast of changes in technology and compliance. Ray James, our local electrician in inner west Sydney has embraced these changes and is offering a range of electrical services that many ‘tech savvy’ householders need in these modern times. The ‘high tech’ electrical work Ray perform includes:
- Data Cabling. 95 percent of homes in inner western Sydney now have an internet connection. Just 10 years ago this figure was less than 50 percent so there is a significant demand for installation of ADSL2 cabling and data outlets in peoples homes. Couple this with the installation of wifi modems and associated wiring and the modern electrician needs to be fully across the technical side of internet technologies
- Installation of smoke alarms. In N.S.W. there is legislation which means that households
and businesses need to have smoke detectors installed. Electricians an offer different options with smoke alarms. These can include a.c. based smoke alarms which are wired to the mains supply. If the mains supply should fail, these systems have a standby battery that will continue to power the smoke detectors should the mains power supply fail at any point. these batteries are trickle charged to maintain there power but need to regularly checked. The same applies for the smoke detectors that need to be properly checked at least every 3 months. It is best to use a licensed electrician with experience in fire protection to perform these checks. Remember, smoke can be a killer and the investment in quality smoke alarms is an investment that every family should invest in and installed in a professional manner by a fully licensed electrician.
- Installation Of Security Lighting. Technology in security lighting has moved ahead in leaps
and bound and electricians can now install interconnected and very ‘intelligent’ security lights. These systems can detect human body heat and only switch on when they detect the presence of a human, meaning that there are power savings made so that when there are no people in the area of the security lights, they do not operate, meaning a significant power saving. The use of pyro electric sensors in many security lights are the same type of technologies used in modern security alarm systems and are reliable and rarely trip on false signals.
- Home Automation. This is possibly the area of greatest potential for modern electricians to position themselves to take advantage of the surge in implementation of home automation. Home automation systems can do many functions in a home. These include managing home heating and cooling, turning lighting systems on and off, integrating solar power systems into the electrical usage of the home and opening and closing blinds and managing and activating security systems, just to name a few.