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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 »

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 »

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 »

CCTV …only Smarter

PTZ CCTV

Times are changing rapidly in the CCTV & surveillance field. Cameras are evolving with intelligence devolved to the camera itself. Rather than having a passive monitoring and recording system, you now have the ability to make it work much harder for you.

 

What you can do with a camera is now pretty amazing. Your choice of camera is primarily governed by your reasons for installing the system in the first place. However due to the “intelligence within” flexibility is now enhanced. Image analytic’s embedded in the camera, processes the image at source and provides a faster response to changing situations.

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Saving Energy with Home Automation

One of the key aspects of handing control over to an bathroom2intelligent Home Automation system is the ability to reduce wastage.  If correctly set up it will achieve this with ease, savings of 15-20% on heating and up to 30% on lighting…We will focus on these two aspects and show you some nice extras that come as standard…

Lets start with lights.  Including an occupancy sensor in each room allows for lights to be switched off automatically when there Read the rest of this entry »

Home Automation – The Basics

So what’s it all about? Since the dawn of time, Man has sought to simplify  and control.

Home Automation is being widely used in commercial buildings to drive down running costs and centralise control. The automotive industry has been way ahead of the field for many years with many features coming as standard such as automatic lights, fuel consumption data, climate control and many other comfort and security features.

So What Can It Do…that will benefit the average home? Read the rest of this entry »