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Tracking a $20M Project: Custom Templates for In-Wall Interfaces

Mark Sipe explains how the team is keeping consistency with all in-wall touchpanels, lighting switches and HVAC/temperature sensors.


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Sometimes it’s the hidden tricks of the trade that help make a job run more smoothly.

That’s the case with the pre-wiring and placement for the in-wall interfaces for this 28,000-square-foot home.

When you are working on a house with lots of in-wall touchpanels, light switches and HVAC interfaces or temperature sensors, it’s important to maintain consistency.

So Mark Sipe and his team created a custom template that will be placed in each interface location.

In the video below, Sipe explains how the templates help the installation go more smoothly.

We also have new photos of the install, including cable runs, speaker and subwoofer locations and more.



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Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at [email protected]

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