A happy marriage between technology and design isn’t always the easiest to pull off. Pleasing the client, the interior designer, and the builder can sometimes feel as difficult as walking a tightrope. There are solutions available that have made this process run more smoothly for all parties involved. Wall-Smart, designer and manufacturer of mounting hardware that conceals technology products within wall and ceiling surfaces, was conceived to relieve this very pain point.
“We think every home should be as beautiful as it is smart, and our new solutions give builders, architects, designers, technology integrators and their clientele even more ways to achieve this objective with ease and simplicity,” says Wall-Smart Co-CEO and Founder Galia Ben-Dor.
Wall-Smart’s mounting solutions provide a way to integrate popular technologies such as tablets, touchscreens, light switches, voice assistants, security cameras and networking equipment seamlessly into new construction and retrofit projects in an aesthetically pleasing manner using standard construction techniques.
Several of the company’s new product additions will be showcased at the 2021 International Builders’ Show’s virtual experience, February 9-12.
New to the Wall-Smart line are mounts for leading devices, including Control4 T4 touchscreens, Crestron 70 Series touchscreens, Savant Echo low-voltage keypad, Araknis Wi-Fi access points, IC Realtime IPMX-W40F and W20F security cameras, Honeywell 6290W home security keypad, Legrand Adorne light switch, and Apple iPad Air4, to name a few.
To minimize the touchscreen’s appearance in areas like kitchens and foyers, Wall-Smart has introduced new mounts for Control4 and Crestron touchscreens, accommodating sizes of 8 and 10 inches and 5, 7, and 10 inches, respectively.
Versions for installation in new construction, retrofit, and solid-surface wall applications are available, as well as a retrofittable low-profile bezel in black, white or unpainted so as to be custom-painted to material-matched to the adjacent surface. Wall-Smart bezels feature imperceptible perforations to enable clear, uninhibited audio transmission for intercom and voice control via the touchscreen.
With security rapidly becoming a consumer concern, a new mount from Wall-Smart addresses the difficulty of concealing security cameras without interfering with video capture. It downplays the appearance of IPMX-W40F and IPMX-W20F security cameras from IC Realtime without any impact on performance. The body of the camera tucks inside a specially designed Wall-Smart mount, leaving only the lens exposed and trimmed with a faceplate.
For construction and remodeling projects that call for low-voltage light switches, Wall-Smart expands its offerings with mounts for the Savant Echo keypad and Legrand Adorne keypad. Both have been designed for new construction, with a solid-surface option for the Savant Echo.
Tucked Away Tablets
Lastly, Wall-Smart debuts new construction and retrofit mounting options for the Apple iPad Air4 tablet. Because tablets are meant for portability, this mount boasts a quick-release feature and built-in POE to USB converter to keep it fully charged.
Quick and Easy Installation
Comprising moisture-resistant, chemically treated MDF, Wall-Smart’s design-forward mounts install similarly to that of any drywall application. The mounts recess into standard stud bays and ceiling joists for a flush appearance. Finished with drywall or a low-profile, paintable bezel, the mounts enable technology to become a seamless part of the surface, significantly minimizing its visual impact on the home environment.
Wall-Smart mounts can be used in any home construction or remodeling project, installed into virtually any surface, including drywall and plaster, as well as concrete, brick, wood, marble, glass, and metal. Installation in new construction follows standard Level 4 drywall procedures.
Retrofit installation typically takes less than five minutes and does not require a drywall expert. The mounts can be ordered directly from Wall-Smart or from its partners for any technology that’s specified for the residence, further simplifying the deployment process. And should a device require maintenance, repair, or replacement, it can be easily removed from the mount.