What is Low Voltage and why does Senior Living need it?

It’s no surprise that “Low Voltage” is a direct current of electricity that is…well, low voltage. To electricians, that means it’s 50 Volts or less. Things like your smart phone and the doorbell at your house fall into this category.

So, where is it used in Senior Living?

All of the restricted access keypads are Low Voltage (LV) and so are thermostats, WiFi, RFID door locks, surveillance cameras, music systems, and digital signage.

Every system converges in a central control room. This room is equipped with racks populated with servers, controllers, and other devices and is heart of the technology ecosystem. All of the CAT6 cabling emanates from this room and it’s the entry point for the community’s cable and internet service.

Low Voltage design is a highly specialized field. It can be accomplished without a designer knowing construction and architecture, but that can be the source of very expensive problems. When a designer unknowingly interferes with other systems, such as plumbing, electrical, and fire, it’s generally not known until it is discovered during construction. And that is the most expensive time to stop progress and fix the issue. Normally, that the results are a slowed schedule and costly change orders.

Tazergy’s designers have either worked as Construction Managers, or they have years of experience working with GCs and Architects on new communities. Tazergy will even consult on projects they did not design, often finding more efficient and less costly ways to accomplish a solid Low Voltage infrastructure.

Whether you’re building a new community or establishing a new corporate office, make sure Tazergy designs and manages your Low Voltage ecosystem.

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