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 »

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 »

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 »