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 »

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 »

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 »

Thermostats …..we all need them.

neostatGet the heating under control. Number 1 waste of energy is heating. Switch it on in Autumn and forget about it until it goes off again in the Spring. However, many homes rely on a single control point and an inflexible time clock to manage their heating. Enter the realm of Smart Stats, functional thermostats that do more than click when the temperature changes. If its simply heating you need to control, there are many options on the market that provide a degree of intelligence or function in a more intuitive manner. If you need more, integrated heating control is a core function of many Smart Home Automation Systems. Read the rest of this entry »