Home Automation

Home Automation

What is ‘Home Automation’?

Home Automation or ‘Smart Technology’

Smart technology isn’t just about the latest gadgets or the most expensive sound system. Home automation technology integrates with your existing systems to give you ease of use and exceptional results with just the click of a button. Smart technology is also bespoke – there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’. Audio and visual installation, security and home networks are different in each and every home.

 Here are some of the many elements available, that go towards making an integrated Home Automation system, Please click on an area of interest for an overview of what can be achieved;

Energy management

Multi-room audio

Home theatre

Security and notification

Access control

Surveillance cameras

Vehicle detection

Internet access and control

Lighting and blind/curtain control

Heating

Irrigation

Holiday home control

We can supply many different integrated solutions in order to achieve your goals. Please browse the demonstration flash below, which describes a typical solution with an HAI system;

Energy management

Let your Home Automation system look after your heating bills and the planet, use energy responsibly and intelligently. For instance, use occupancy sensors both for heat control (turn down the heat in an unused room) and to turn the lights on and off where needed.


Multi-room audio (click for more…)

An integrated, multi-room audio system will allow you to centralise your main audio sources and distribute any additional roaming sources, to any room in the house. You can have an in-wall control panel in each room that will give you access to all your audio or all of your house systems, or use a sophisticated remote control to command your system.

Home theatre (click for more…)

Watch a movie, turn down the lights and close the blinds, all with the same button. A professionally installed home theatre that can replicate the experience of going to the movies, even down to the seating.


Security and notification

A fully integrated alarm system can let you know if a sensor has been tripped, and where, it can also put the lighting system into ‘away mode’, which will simulate someone being at home.

Access control

Allow your cleaner entry to the house at a specific time with a keycode and never get locked out again, give ‘one-time only’ keycodes to tradesmen and log entry into your house.


Surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras can keep an eye on the inside of your home while you’re away and your outside of your home when you’re in. A solution for total peace of mind.

Vehicle detection

Have your driveway lights come on automatically when you arrive home at night. We can install a specialised sensor, that integrates with your HAI system, which is only activated when a car approaches. The HAI system can be programmed to turn on your chosen lighting, your porch and hall lights for example.

Internet access and control

Perform all of your household control functions, remotely, from a mobile device or internet connected computer. Monitor activity and set comfort levels if you’ve been abroad.

Lighting and blind/curtain control

Automatically close all your curtains at sunset when your alarm is on and open them again in the dawn. Link to any system installed as part of your home automation solution and intelligently control based on your activity. For example, lowering the screen on your cinema projector automatically closes your curtains.


Heating

Programmable zones and wireless thermostats allow you complete control over your heating, giving you centralised management of individual rooms and comprehensive intelligent automation.

Irrigation

Automatically cater for different weather conditions and water only when needed or whilst you are away.


Holiday home control

Control all of the above or select just a few required services. Turn on the heating in your holiday home a few hours before you arrive. Make your bolt hole look more lived in. Give access to a friend for a weekend with a timed keycode and put your heating into frost protect when they leave.

Call us today and see what is possible.

03 numbers are not premium rate or expensive to call. In fact OFCOM have made it a rule that all telcos must charge no more than they would for normal 01 or 02 numbers and they must include 03 numbers in the same call packages as they do for 01 and 02 numbers.

03 numbers are not like 0845 or 0870 which were always meant to be local and national, but retained their high prices as normal calls got much cheaper. The rules are clear that they are treated like normal numbers to call.

Whilst 03 numbers work like 01 and 02 numbers there is no geographic area associated with them, they are UK-Wide.

Why? You may ask! Well, for normal geographic area codes starting 01 and 02 a telco needs a block of numbers. We have blocks in many areas including London (020), Reading (0118), Bracknell (01344) and a few others. But there are hundreds of telcos each getting a block of at least 1000 numbers in each area code. This is very wasteful and means we are running out. With 03 each telco gets one block which covers the whole country and only when that is full do they get another. The 03 number space is vast and allows every telco to have as many numbers as they need for many years to come.

Many companies offering services nationally have no real need for a local number and so 03 are ideal. They are cheaper to run than 0800 but not ripping off customers like 0870 or premium numbers.

Even individuals would like to have a number that does not change when they move house, and 03 numbers are ideal for that.

SkyHD Offer:

We are currently offering a SkyHD installation and 3 months subscription to any client that purchases a NuVo Grand Concerto and MPS 4 Music server complete with installation or one of our 3 zone+ DVD/Blu-Ray distribution installations. Why not come and talk with us about your multi-room audio project and have SkyHD TV installed at the same time?

We are also making the same offer to any client that recommend a friend or family member and they go on to purchase one of these system from us; you can let them have the SkyHD installation or have it installed for yourself.

Please keep an eye on our site for future offers

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