Smart home products come in all shapes and sizes. With wall mounts from WALL-SMART, many can look high-end, expertly integrated, and up the level of a project’s fit and finish.
Walls are the home’s blank canvas—a place to hang art and a backdrop for furniture. They are also the best place to put smart home controls. Putting technology in walls eliminates the clutter of disparate handheld devices, expertly tucks away wires and power so you can’t see them, creates a place to store equipment when furniture isn’t an option, and serves as one convenient spot that residents can rely on to find the controls they need, every single time.
Smart home device manufacturers don’t always make wall mounts that allow you to integrate the device with a degree of expertise and exquisite fit and finish that is appropriate for a high-end installation or residence. That’s where WALL-SMART wall mounts come in.
WALL-SMART is the go-to resource for putting nearly anything in your wall and making it look good, from lighting controls to touchpanels to wireless access points to soundbars. In fact, many integrators turn to WALL-SMART to create bespoke solutions based on integrators’ requests. (For a complete list of current brands that WALL-SMART makes products for, visit wall-smart.com/catalog.html.)
So how do you know which type of wall mount is right for your project? WALL-SMART makes it simple to find exactly what you need by offering several categories of mounts. The mounts within each category have been engineered to meet the specific installation requirements of certain types of wall surfaces and applications. Here’s the breakdown:
Solid Surface Wall Mounts
Solid Surface mounts were developed to recess a variety of home tech devices flush with the surfaces of solid materials such as wood, metal, glass, marble, granite, and more. Designed with depth calibration screws to adjust to different wall thicknesses of solid surfaces, they create a smooth, seamless transition between the surface and the wall-mounted device.
The devices appear as natural parts of the surface wall, a more attractive look than those that have been mounted directly atop the surface. Take touchscreens. They’re slim by design, sure, but why not render them even less obtrusive by using a WALL-SMART mount to fuse them with the wall material?
To help a Crestron 7-inch touchscreen blend in with the beauty of walls made of black walnut, systems integrator Creative Systems USA used a WALL-SMART Solid Surface to recess the device flush with the surface.
Retrofit Wall Mounts
WALL-SMART created Retrofit Mounts in response to field requests from home technology professionals and partners for simple mounting solutions when adding technology to existing homes. Requiring no construction or paint work to install, WALL-SMART’S Retrofit Mounts are the perfect solution for quick upgrades from older devices and speedy installations due to project constraints. Unlike WALL-SMART’s Solid-Surface and New Construction Mounts (see below), the Retrofit Mounts are finished with a painted bezel.
The bezels provided with WALL-SMART’s Retrofit mounts provide some wiggle room when updating old smart home devices with new models, like this switch from an outdated square-shaped touchscreen to a modern rectangular-shaped touchscreen. (Installation by Creative Systems USA.)
New Construction Wall Mounts
As the name suggests, WALL-SMART New Construction mounts are designed for a flush installation of a variety of smart home components within the drywall as a home is being constructed. The installation of the New Construction mounts is straightforward, following standard drywall construction procedures. WALL-SMART’s line of New Construction Mounts is extensive, ranging from mounts for surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi access points to tablets and touchscreens.
Below, TYM Home Technology Design utilized WALL-SMART’s New Construction wall mounts to recess a variety of technologies, like voice assistants and touchscreens, in a broad range or wall surfaces, like stucco and drywall.
Whatever your unique application is, whether it’s retrofitting a historic home with touchscreen panels for smart-home control, outfitting a new construction with access points and voice assistants, or working with solid surfaces, WALL-SMART has you covered with the right solution for all your smart home devices. If they don’t have the wall mount for the particular device you are looking for, chances are, they can make it.