Nail your Network Knowhow

James Bliss – Marketing Manager, CEDIA EMEA | Feb 04, 2021

The home technology industry is one of the fastest growing around: diversifying your service portfolio to include all the possibilities of home technology integration could be a huge career opportunity for Nest Pro Installers. The home network is the backbone and nerve centre of any integrated home; understanding how to properly specify and install home networks is a great first step into becoming a technology integrator. And what’s even better? A solid home network will increase the reliability and functionality of your Nest products too.

The smart home industry is skyrocketing, with the market size expected to reach $135.3 billion by 2025. According to the Internet of Things (2020) research report from Business Insider Intelligence, it is projected that there will be more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from about 8 billion in 2019.

Consumers are investing in such technology but are also looking at ways to integrate these products into holistic integrated systems. After all, what client wants a dozen different apps to control the different tech in their homes? Smart Home suddenly doesn’t sound so smart...

For those Nest Pros looking to expand their skills and venture further into the home technology industry, CEDIA is here to help you make that transition.

OK you have my attention. What’s next?

CEDIA has created a crash course series of videos titled “Network Knowhow” so that Nest Pros can learn the basics of home networking and how it affects the integrated home ecosystem. We’ve covered best practice, tips, and what not to do to help you avoid common pitfalls too.

Our Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines is perfect resource to understand the concept of the cabling infrastructure required for the modern home. It sets out a plan for a far more integrated and modern approach to wiring homes, and how to best specify this for your clients.

You can find the video series and guidelines here.

Want to dive deeper? The CEDIA Academy is loaded with a robust line up of over 100 hours of interactive, expert-driven classes on a user-friendly online platform makes it easier than ever to gain the skills and knowledge you need to propel yourself further than you dreamed.


CEDIA is the global trade association and central touch point for residential technology. It provides members with cutting-edge education and certification, develops standards to ensure the highest levels of professionalism, delivers market intelligence through proprietary research, cultivates awareness with industry partners and consumers, and is the industry's only certifying body.