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Energy

Stemming the flow… Whether you use a Smart Meter Energy usageand can see your live usage, or just monitor your monthly bill increasing, you still have the same question: Where is it going? 

With a continuing rise in energy prices, the majority of homes and businesses have focused on thermal efficiency. However human nature is forgetful and unwittingly wasteful. You can have the worlds most efficient fridge, but what’s the point if you leave the doors open!

So where to start – The Audit. Regardless of what style of Home you have, assessing your night time usage highlights all the “vampire” consumers. This is usually when most things are off (you’ll soon see how off they are) and you can see the baseline consumption for your property. This will usually consist of fridge/freezers and devices or appliances consuming power on standby.

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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 »

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
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