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Lights, Lights and more lights…

Smart lighting control makes a room come alive, sets the mood or simply helps you perform specific tasks in comfort. From cooking & entertaining to watching a movie the “right” light is important.  With the growing number & types of LED, getting it right has become a minefield.

A little thought coupled with #SmartHome technology can pack wow into a room without limiting its future design. All to often sockets, TV points & lights dictate the layout of a room…. not any more.

We tend to look for 3 main styles of lighting, working/task, background and feature. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Thoughts…

2016 has seen the exciting rise in the Smart Home and 2017 is moving faster . We have been involved an a growing number of installation projects that both include automation and data, and have witnessed some disasters. plansFirst the Good, enquiries have been flooding in for new-builds and renovations wanting to incorporate energy saving home automation. Our “Go To” system of choice has been Loxone, and it fits in neatly with client perceptions, needs and budget.

Many of our current projects started at the design phase and has allowed for building quirks to be designed in form the start. Adequate room for locating a network cabinet and the wall mounted control system along with the associated cable runs for both mains power and data cabling.

We have not been involved with wiring all of the projects, and have worked closely with other electricians to provide the Smart Home infrastructure that sits on top of the basic wiring plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Cable

The battle between Cable and WiFi will WiFi Logocontinue for a long time. On one hand you have builders not understanding and believe WiFi does it all, Smart Home technologists know the importance of a structured wired data network with the home owner caught in the middle, so who is right?  Read the rest of this entry »

Buy a SmartHome with Confidence

Buying a Home is a daunting prospect for Loxone Smart Home control using Android device and NFC Smart Tagmost people, but when its a SmartHome, there is a little more to think about and stress levels may rise. With more homes incorporating connected devices and systems, we have put together some pointers for you to consider when buying a SmatHome… Read the rest of this entry »

Whole Life Cost….?

Planning Thoughts For Home Automation

When tackling building projects, much Energyof the budget focus is on the actual build and not the on going utility costs with the building. Taking a Whole Life Cost view of your project and dramatically change your thinking on where to spend your tight budget. Even building infrastructure is designed around current need, with little or no thought given to the future…. Read the rest of this entry »

Backward ~ Forwards a Year in Review

2015 in Review…

As another year draws to a close we thought we would review what has been achieved this year, but firstly we would livingroomlike to thank our clients for their custom and to our suppliers who have supported and enabled us to grow this year. 2016 is already building to be a #Smart year with a number of #SmartHome projects booked in. Unfortunately…. Read the rest of this entry »

Assisted Living

Life throws many things at us, and livingroomageing is just one of the things we can do little about. For others are born with disabilities or suffer life changing events through injury or illness… We can adapt to changing circumstances, however our environment takes a little more thought. Home Automation caters for many situations and can adapt to many changing circumstances whether planned or not, Assisted Living helps….. Read the rest of this entry »

Retrofitting Home Automation

There is a myriad of products on the Loxone_Miniserver_GO_Draufsichtmarket to Automate virtually every part of your daily life, however care must be exercised when looking at a larger system. I have installed products from many differing manufacturers and a large proportion of limitations are due to the “Building Fabric” i.e. the stuff the walls and floors are made from.  Products from Loxone combat this by using “Mesh” technology…. Read the rest of this entry »

Lights, Camera…….Action

Well lights for now……. Getting lighting right makes a space. Its a difficult task to get right, but the control, flexibility and consistency that an automation system adds, helps with fine tuning. There is a bathroom2bewildering range of ways to provide illumination Read the rest of this entry »

Home Automation Starter Kit

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Where do you start with automation? With a new build its fairly easy as you have the flexibility of easily running cables to where you need them. Retro fitting may need a little extra thought…. We have pieced together a basic starter kit that can easily grow to control your whole home or business needs. Loxone Mini Server GoAt the centre is a small plug-in control box that communicates with the connected devices. All it needs is power and a connection to the WiFi/Internet Router (Internet connection not essential to operate locally). From here its simply adding devices like relays, switches, heating controls, blinds, sensors and more…. Read the rest of this entry »