Smart Home Technician
The growth of home networks connected to the internet and the level of communication between people and devices has created a new technological landscape in which almost every aspect of our homes can become one home technology ecosystem.
From our audio, video, home cinema, and security systems to our heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, and even our window blinds, doors, and gates, our home environments are integrating into single, controllable home experiences.
So as a Smart Home Technician, you are at the forefront of this rising industry and an ever0increasing demand in skilled people in this field.
Your is to deliver a simple, secure, reliable, and sustainable user experience according to industry best practice and within project timelines and scope.
You will find yourself on construction sites and in homes with senior colleagues such as a Senior SHT, Smart Home Designer, Networking Specialist, or Home Theatre Designer to create integrated systems using a variety of equipment and services from other suppliers.
These projects will vary in size and scale from small homes to luxury mansions, yachts, multi-dwelling developments, and will range from simple component installation to creating a complex, electronic integrated systems environment.
Top 5 Tasks
- Visit customers’ premises and construction sites
- Explain to the customer how to use the technology and how to get the most from it
- Install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot a range of electrically connected Digital Home Technologies or Separated Extra-Low Voltage (SELV) devices
- Keep up with technology trends in the industry
- Work with other professionals.
This role is newly-introduced to the UK, but as some guidance the average yearly salary of an Audio/Visual Technician is £18,000 to £36,000.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Problem solver
- Excellent communicator
There are no set requirements to start training as a Smart Home Technician. An apprenticeship has been newly-introduced to the UK.
Some employers may prefer you to have a minimum of three or four GCSEs including maths and English or equivalent qualifications.