3-E Electrical Ltd

Control Systems & General Electrical Work
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Freezer Monitoring

Following the expensive loss of contents after a freezer failed, we were approached to create a bespoke solution to prevent further loss. Equipment failure is inevitable, but “time” can mitigate disaster. Providing advance warning gives valuable “time” to safeguard stock.

Requrements:Temperature Probe

  1. Monitor all freezers and fridges 24/7
  2. Provide instant alerts and notifications based on temperature
  3. Log temperatures for Food Standards compliance
  4. Provide temperatures of other processes Read the rest of this entry »

Cable, the Nerve Centre…..

In the modern home, communication cable and copper wiring are critical infrastructures supplying fast data and power around the home. Traditional “Twin & Earth” cable are like arteries supplying power, and Cat5, 6 & 7 cable form the Nerve Centre transmitting data signals for command & control.  So What and Why are we installing….. Read the rest of this entry »