Convenient, Efficient & Powerful Home Automation Systems
London’s Award Winning Smart Home Automation Company
We are expert installers of high end smart home automation systems, having installed hundreds of systems, which are used daily by happy clients. As specialists in complicated systems for large houses, we can simplify complex electrical systems such as heating and air conditioning making them energy-saving and easy to use. We look at the house as a whole in order to create an energy plan that allows us to determine the systems with the most energy use and subsequently make them more efficient. Any electrical device in the home can be controlled automatically or by clients inside or outside. In the past we have controlled everything from irrigation systems to swimming pools and saunas. Our designers are experts in simplifying controls, making very complex systems easy to use – for example a simple temperature set point can control heating, air conditioning, blinds or roof lights, performing different actions on different subsystems as required. Our home automation systems should be standard issue on new build properties and the larger the property is, the more efficient it becomes. We have won multiple awards for our installations and are often commended on our innovative solutions – something reflected by our case study pages.
Powerful, Flexible and Efficient Smart Home Systems
Our Crestron Home Automation Systems simplify your life by adding convenience and saving energy. Advanced heating controls only heat your home when you are in it and offer precise control of each room, saving energy but also creating the most comfortable environment possible. Lighting Controls allow precise lighting scenes to be controlled at the touch of a button – lighting your home as you like it with different scenes for different activities (dinner party, entertaining, TV-watching and reading etc). These same lighting systems increase convenience and security by lighting the exterior of your home automatically at nightfall – they can even simulate occupancy in the home by replaying your usual lighting activity when the security alarm is set. They can even work with renewable energies to profile energy production and perform energy-hungry activities when production is at its highest, automatically diverting energy from one device to another to make the most of energy produced and reducing reliance on purchased power. A great example of this is using available energy to heat hot water stores with immersion heaters, once temperature is reached then energy can be diverted to en-suite and bathroom under floor heating and towel rails – rooms which typically have a higher temperature set point. Intelligent routing of energy can drastically reduce energy bills.
No Smart Home Installation would be complete without entertainment. Our systems are the most powerful and flexible available: multi-room audio video systems which allow clients to enjoy any source in any room with a full suite of recorded TV, streamed services and film servers available anywhere in the property. International clients can enjoy radio stations from home or streamed music services such as iTunes and Spotify. As we bring all devices under the control of a central smart home system, we design the interface to be as easy to use as possible: selecting a radio station is as easy as switching the lights on, adjusting complex heating and cooling systems, as simple as adjusting the room set-point. The system handles the complex work of controlling the heating or air conditioning. Our Smart Home Systems are unique; they are powerful, scalable and flexible – not to mention reliable.
Using Home Automation Systems to Save Energy & Increase Convenience
Our Smart Home Automation systems control everything electrical in the home, including renewable energies. By monitoring energy production and controlling its use, we can save huge amounts of energy whilst ensuring your home is always performing at its best. Imagine a scenario where a set of solar panels on a roof are producing energy: we can monitor their output and direct the energy to the most power-hungry devices in the home. For instance, our first priority might be to warm the hot water tank via immersion heaters, providing hot water and heating to the entire home. We trickle energy in throughout the day to ensure consumption never outstrips supply. When the hot water tank is at temperature we consult our energy plan and divert the energy to the next most power hungry device – this might be heated towel rails in bathrooms, swimming pool heating or utilising a tumble drier. Clients have the option to override at any point – switching devices as normal but the energy plan ensures that energy is used in the most efficient way possible and your home is running optimally.
Advanced Energy Controls
By analysing which electrical sub systems in the home use the most energy usage we can ensure your home runs as efficiently as possible, scheduling their use for when electricity is cheapest, or renewable energies are at their highest output. Intelligent switching of devices ensures that rooms are warm when required and hot water is always available, while making sure energy usage is as low as possible. The savings can be huge; by controlling subsystems we can offer more flexibility than the controls which manufacturers provide. For instance, on past projects we have enhanced the standard air conditioning controls – which continuously provide air at a certain set point – to cycle the air conditioning when the correct temperature is reached. This logical approach saves clients huge amounts of energy with air conditioning now operating for a fraction of the time, compared to the manufacturer’s standard approach. When a home includes renewable energies, we can divert energy to sub systems as required – using it to heat hot water first, then towel rails in bathrooms before diverting it to swimming pool heating. The Energy plan is hugely flexible and ensures your home runs most efficiently – increasing convenience whilst minimising energy use.
Smart Home Automation Control of Renewable Energies
More and more clients are integrating renewable energy in to their new homes. We are experts in integrating solar PV panels, solar thermal and ground source heat pumps. We can precisely monitor their output and make intelligent decisions based on the heating and energy plans created above. We usually find directing energy to a hot water store is the priority – hot water can then be used to heat the home as well as being used in showers and baths. If energy production continues, we can keep the hot water tank at temperature whilst pre-warming areas of the home – either common areas or bringing colder rooms up to temperature – pre-emptively warming the space, ready for the family to arrive home. This smart home approach to renewable energy controls ensures the maximum return on the investment of renewable energy – and also increases convenience.