Installing a Devicebook Smart Home

Have more questions? Submit a request

Acquire Devices

Devicebook does not provide resources for sourcing devices. It is your responsibility to source devices for installation in the smart home. You should acquire each of the devices required for installation in the smart home, as well as any wiring, mounting accessories, etc., that might be necessary.

Each smart home requires a Devicebook Hub. You can purchase Devicebook Hubs by contacting Devicebook: contact@devicebook.com. There are various Devicebook Hub Accessories that may be helpful or necessary for the particular smart home you are installing. You can see a full list of recommended accessories here: Devicebook Hub Accessories & Power Over Ethernet.

Install Devices

When you visit your client to install their new smart home, you'll be positioning and installing all of the devices in the design, wiring up their new devices as necessary, and installing the Devicebook Hub.

You should check out the following important installation guides before installing devices:

How to Install and Link a Devicebook Hub

How to Install Smart Home Devices

Run House Check

Once the Devicebook Hub and devices have been installed throughout the client's home, you can link them to the Home Controller.

You'll do this using House Check, a tool in the Home Controller that lets you set up and monitor all devices.

Always start by setting up the Devicebook Hub and making sure it is up to date with the latest software.

Then, set up and link the rest of the devices. In general, you should set up the AC-powered (mains-powered) devices in each room first, and then the battery powered devices. For each device, House Check will walk you through setting it up, and then linking it to the Home Controller.

You can read more about House Check here:  House Check Overview

Test & Verify the Smart Home

When devices are linked to the Home Controller, Devicebook continually makes sure that the devices themselves are connected and functioning properly. 

However, it's up to you to work with the homeowner to make sure that the smart home features you've installed work as the homeowner intended, and meet their requirements. You can use the smart home the same way that the homeowner will: through the Home Controller. 

For each major smart home feature in the home, you'll want to make sure that it works properly. Test to make sure that each major smart home feature works as intended, as the homeowner would use it. Ensure that devices function as intended with the rest of the smart home.

Address any issues found while testing

During this time, you may find that a device needs to be replaced due to hardware failure, or that it needs to be swapped to a different model device entirely.

Swap out a device with a different device of the same model

1. Un-link the existing device from the Home Controller: In House Check, press the "Reset" button on the device's tile.

2. Physically install the new device in the correct location.

3. Link the new device using the Home Controller: In House Check, press the 'Set Up' button on the device's tile, and follow the steps to link the new device to the Home Controller.

Swap out a device with a different device of a different model

1. In Devicebook for Contractors, modify the design to change the model of the device to the new device model.

2. In Devicebook for Contractors, re-generate the Home Controller.

3. Physically install the new device in the correct location.

4. Access the Home Controller in your Devicebook App for iOS or Android.

5. In House Check, press the 'Set Up' button on the device's tile, and follow the steps to set up up and link the device to the Home Controller.

When you've verified that the smart home matches the homeowner's expectations, you're ready to transfer it to the client.

 

Next: Transfer Home Controller to Client

 

Articles in this section

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful

Comments

0 comments

Article is closed for comments.