Smart home technology

Smart home technology

What is smart home technology?

We all want to save energy – for the sake of the planet and our own bills – and one way we can do this is to use heating and lighting more efficiently in the home. Technological advances mean we can now control the energy we use remotely via apps and ensure we only use what we need.

Smart thermostats allow you to control your heating via the internet from a smartphone or tablet. Companies such as Nest, Hive and Tado have created beautifully simple smart thermostats that giveyou flexibility in controlling your central heating – and you don’t even need to be in the house. Take a look at Jordan’s video about installing a Nest thermostat to find out more.We can fit a smart thermostat to most modern boilers and central heating systems. Installation is quick and we will also teach you how to use the new system!

Smart lighting works on similar principles, giving you control and flexibility about how you light your home, helping you to save energy and also boosting security. We are highly experienced in smart lighting installation and can design and fit a bespoke smart lighting solution for you. We work with manufacturers such as Lutron and Control4 to create amazing systems that integrate seamlessly with your smartphone and other devices. We can also provide maintenance and alterations to existing systems. 

We can even install occupancy sensors, meaning the lights just come on as soon as you walk into the room. Smart lighting means you can control your lighting from anywhere in the world and even change the warmth and colour of the lights if you wish. You don’t necessarily need to rewire your whole house to fit smart lighting – we can design a system that integrates with your existing light fixtures and wiring.

Can you install a Control4 system?

Control4 allows smart tech apps to work together, seamlessly. We work with certified Control4 specialists to install Control4 systems. If you are designing a newbuild home and want a Control4 smart home system, we can help. Give us a call or drop us a line to find out more