The Wiser solution
Fortunately for experienced smart home installer Chris, it was a challenge he could easily solve. Using a smart home system called Wiser which is designed to be retrofitted into existing homes, Chris was able to upgrade to more modern electrical technology using the existing wiring in the home, which meant the home didn’t need any extensive renovations or cut-outs to the walls, which would have needed re-plastering and re-painting.
“At this house we had a lot of single switches, so rather than running extra cabling it was just as easy to put in a couple of Wiser smart mechs and then programme them so that the lights come on together. There was an area of the home where the roof was really low, it was going to be really hard to get wiring in there and very labour intensive. With the smart mechs this whole procedure was finished within about an hour.”
“The good thing about Wiser is it can be done slowly. You might have budget for the kitchen area or main hallway or something. It doesn’t need to be done all at once. It’s the building blocks basically. You don’t have to rewire the whole house.” Chris says.