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As technology continues to advance, options to integrate convenience and simplicity into our lives through automation are endless. A few years ago, home automation was limited to simple commands such as on/off, temperature controls and alarms. Today, there are virtually no limitations to what is possible.

From basic to complex building automation installations

If you like the idea of incorporating automation into your building or home, but are not sure how much you might “use it” or scale it into your life, there are options for you.

While most people are interested in the basic features for security, energy efficiency (lights, heating & cooling), and lifestyle (entertainment), there is the opportunity to create an even more seamless environment. More technology is incorporating “If This Then That”, meaning that you can create a string of automations linked to an action. For example, when your alarm goes off in the morning, lights automatically turn on and your smart coffee machine starts brewing.

Commercial buildings can benefit from a central system controlling virtually all of their office electronics, inside and out. The greatest cost saving benefits can be seen in the areas of security/access control, energy monitoring, and the ability to control temperature & lighting.

Synchronizing smart technology

Whether you are considering automation for a commercial building or your home, it is important to have simplicity in your ability to control your technology. When consulting with our team, we will ensure that your technology works together, and you can have one centralized device to control and synchronize your technology. One of our favourite systems, KNX, can also utilize intelligent wall switches in addition to smartphone technology. KNX is an open standard for commercial and domestic building automation. KNX devices are very versatile and can manage lighting, blinds and shutters, HVAC, security systems, energy management, audio video, white goods, displays, remote control, etc.

We installed a KNX lighting control system for a local council’s sports ground. This solution enabled them to control flood lights and game lights remotely, improving efficiency and decreasing energy costs. While this is a seemingly more commercial use of this system, KNX can be adapted to domestic automation as well.

DIY vs a home automation specialist

While there are many DIY options available, a home automation specialist can ensure you get the features you want to incorporate. When using off the shelf and DIY solutions you run the risk of purchasing incompatible systems, especially if you choose to expand your building’s automation in the future. Using quality trusted brands and our experience in system design, we can continue to update, upgrade and develop your building’s automation over time. Our team stays up to date with the latest advancements in home automation, both products and software updates.

Whether you are planning new build, or updating an existing building, contact our team to discuss the features you are looking for. Not only will we handle all the electrical work, we will also make sure you know how to use your new technology.

Guaranteed Quality Workmanship

Our qualified and licensed electricians are committed to providing top quality work. 

We guarantee our client will be more than satisfied with our services.

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