Electrical contractors and installers can develop new skills at no cost and take their first steps into smart home systems with ABB‘s free @ home training.
Consumer technologies are creating increased demand for integrated smart home solutions that combine controls for heating, lighting, door entry systems, curtains or shades, fire and entertainment systems.
Electrical contractors can make the most of this growing interest by learning about the latest smart home systems. This will give them the knowledge to recommend the best systems to customers, order and install the right components for a project, and then ensure they work properly together during commissioning.
Entrepreneurs who wish to attend a training session must register via My ABB Installation World webpage – search for free training under Additional tools. Alternatively, they can call 0333 999 9900 or contact their local distributor.
Smart home training
The training focuses on ABB-free @ home smart home system, which is an accessible and affordable home automation solution. It allows homeowners to control lighting, heating and other home functions through a smartphone app.
ABB-free @ home is ideal for homeowners looking for an affordable smart home option that is easy to install and use. It is designed to be simple and intuitive for installers, who commission new installations using a dedicated web interface or tablet app without the need for programming knowledge or an expensive software license. .
The system can be understood in just a few hours, so entrepreneurs only need half a day to learn theory, gain hands-on experience with the technology, and ask questions about how it works.
After attending a workshop, entrepreneurs will have the knowledge and confidence to select, install and commission a smart home system and deliver it to their customer.
Continuous guidance available
In addition to training workshops, ABB also runs online training courses so entrepreneurs can watch video tutorials and access webinars on new features and functionality anywhere and anytime.
Entrepreneurs can find video tutorials through ABB My Install World in the Video Resources section. They can use them to hone their skills or as a reminder before or even during installation and commissioning projects.
In addition, 18 “how-to” videos are hosted on the “ABB Low Voltage Products” YouTube channel, under the free @ home playlist. These focus on detailed topics such as setting preferences, changing the function of a switch, creating light groups, setting up scenes, creating backups, and activating voice commands. .
Advice on the latest additions to the range can be found in ABB’s building automation training and qualification database by searching for ABB free @ home training. This contains video recordings from previous webinars on topics like the latest hardware additions, setting up security features, or setting up voice control through Sonos, Amazon Alexa, or Philips Hue.
Another important resource available online is the latest version of software and firmware. These can be installed remotely to activate the latest features and security features. Contractors can update them as part of smart home maintenance contracts.