Home Technology Integration
A Technology Forecast
Publication Date: April 2007
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Many homeowners and homebuilders are integrating digital technology into residences because of the decreasing cost of these systems. System integrators (employers) indicate a lack of available expertise in the home technology integration (HTI) sector capable of designing, installing and supporting these home subsystems. HTI includes audio video, networking, control systems, air conditioning, security, and computer technology. As the entry cost of HTI solutions and services decreases, the market is expanding beyond large, custom-built homes and into the broader mass housing market. The analysis and information resources provided in Home Technology Integration: A Technology Forecast will aid colleges in developing HTI programs and certificates. This publication includes an overview of HTI technology, analysis of existing HTI curriculum, descriptions of relevant industry certifications, the nature of HTI jobs and skills, a directory of more than 100 Texas HTI companies, and market drivers and constraints influencing the HTI industry and employment.