What is Smart Home Automation?

What is Smart Home Automation
and how does it work?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, heating & cooling, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all.

Well-designed home control systems unify all technologies so they work together and deliver functionality and performance seamlessly. By using your iPad and iPhone, custom in-wall touchscreen devices or keypads, you can manage all aspects of your home from a central point in the house, from work or from anywhere in the world.

Watch our video above which shows how smart home automation works and what it can do for you. Alternatively, make an appointment with Karen at our showroom and experience it live and in action.

 

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes, smiling with sea in background

– Saves energy

One of the greatest benefits of the smart home automation is the energy-saving capabilities it brings with it, saving you money as well as the planet. As our smart home technologies become more aware of the occupants, they can learn from your lifestyle and automatically adjust your energy consumption through heating lighting and automatic blinds or curtains. Room occupancy sensors will turn your lights on when you enter a room, at the correct lighting levels for the time of day, and off when you exit. When you leave the house your smart home system will switch off all your lights and and heating. A smart home system, equipped with a smart thermostat and a lighting control system from Lutron can save up to 30% on your annual electricity bill.

With the latest in technology, modern fabrics for smart blinds and curtains can diffuse light and absorb or deflect heat, allowing you to quickly adjust them to keep the warmth in during the winter and in the summer manage heat gain and protect your home from solar damage. With automated blinds and curtains you can either programme your blinds or curtains or use in combination with a heat sensor so that they automatically shut when the solar glare or heat is high.

Security camera against green trees

– Improves health benefits with correct lighting

Adjusting the brightness and the colour of light, we can mimic natural light more effectively, promoting health and well-being. Smart automated lighting systems enable you to manage the lux levels, so it changes in response to the shifting light outside, hence you always have the perfect light level, great for those four seasons in one day!

Lighting control connects lighting to suit the task and time of year, preventing eye strain and promoting well being. Task lighting enables the correct differing levels of light to create a ‘scene’ e.g. ‘cooking scene’ with bright lights over the kitchen worktops and cooker, and dimmed lights in the living area to give a sense of warmth and space.

– Smart multi room audio / visual gives everyone choice

Smart multi room systems provide entertainment for every room in your home, enabling flawless streaming of audio and visual from a central hub. Now everyone has a choice of what to watch or who to listen to. Intelligent multi room systems each room can be controlled independently so you can relax to music in the bath whilst your partner watches a film in the cinema and the children enjoy their favourite TV series in the snug. Our secure and advanced networking ensures no loss of audio or visual quality, and your home control system enables remote access to your music and film library.

 

Time Chugg smiling with sea in background

How can our Smart Home Automation services help you?

– Saves time

We all lead busy lives, so your time spent with loved ones and friends is precious. Our smart home installation services offer you the latest innovations to solve this problem. We intelligently integrate your home or business with the help of advanced electronics and smart technologies so you can control all aspects of your house from a central point. Freeing you from many of your household chores to spend more time relaxing and enjoying your life.

– Increases property’s value

More and more houses in the UK, including renovations and new builds are now designed with a smart home technology in mind. In the future, connected homes will become a priority in every property to make our lives easier and are a great sales feature.

White modern kitchen with central light & bar stools

– Improves security

With smart home integration, your home is now safer and more secure through the connectivity features which provides you with greater access to improved home security, keeping your family and property safe. Thanks to remotely accessible security systems, which comprise of smart locks, CCTV cameras with indoor and outdoor lighting systems, its possible to keep an eye on your home while you are away, giving full or limited access for deliveries, staff or a friend who arrives ahead of you.

Through an app on your smartphone, you can view your CCTV feeds, ensure that all doors and windows are locked and get notified when any motion is detected. You can even automate advanced presence simulation to mimic the lighting patterns used when your’re there, giving the impression that someone is home.

Our home control systems can be linked to your security alarms and can be programmed to alert neighbours that there is a problem, for example, by flashing all the lights when the intruder alarm is triggered.

– Secures your home network from hackers

With all your smart home automation and connected devices, you need secure home networking solutions which use the latest technologies to ensure the highest level of security available in your home to avoid it becoming hackable. We create a robust, secure internal network maximising the services available to the house/business, supporting current and future use, providing fast, reliable network connections throughout any home, both wireless, as well as wired. 

Custom Bowers and Wilkins Speakers by orange chair

What is Smart Home Automation
and how does it work?

Smart home automation provide the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your lighting, heating & cooling, security, blinds or curtains, audio-visual systems and security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all.

A well-designed smart-home system unifies all technologies so they work together and deliver functionality and performance seamlessly. By using your iPad and iPhone, custom in-wall touchscreen devices or keypads, you can manage all aspects of your home from a central point in the house, from work or from anywhere in the world.

Watch our video above which shows how smart home automation works and what it can do for you. Alternatively, make and appointment with Karen at our show room and experience it in action

network connections throughout any home, both wireless, as well as wired.

Time Chugg smiling with sea in background

How can our Smart Home Automation services help you?

– Saves time

We all lead busy lives, so your time spent with loved ones and friends is precious. Our smart home installation services offer you the latest innovations to solve this problem. We intelligently integrate your home or business with the help of advanced electronics and smart technologies so you can control all aspects of your house from a central point. Freeing you from many of your household chores to spend more time relaxing and enjoying your life.

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes, smiling with sea in background

– Saves energy

One of the greatest benefits of the smart home automation is the energy-saving capabilities it brings with it, saving you money as well as the planet. As our smart home technologies become more aware of the occupants, they can learn from your lifestyle and automatically adjust your energy consumption through heating lighting and automatic blinds or curtains. Room occupancy sensors will turn your lights on when you enter a room, at the correct lighting levels for the time of day, and off when you exit. When you leave the house your smart home system will switch off all your lights and and heating. A smart home system, equipped with a smart thermostat and a lighting control system from Lutron can save up to 30% on your annual electricity bill.

With the latest in technology, modern fabrics for smart blinds and curtains can diffuse light and absorb or deflect heat, allowing you to quickly adjust them to keep the warmth in during the winter and in the summer manage heat gain and protect your home from solar damage. With automated blinds and curtains you can either programme your blinds or curtains or use in combination with a heat sensor so that they automatically shut when the solar glare or heat is high.

White modern kitchen with central light & bar stools

– Improves security

With smart home integration, your home is now safer and more secure through the connectivity features which provides you with greater access to improved home security, keeping your family and property safe. Thanks to remotely accessible security systems, which comprise of smart locks, CCTV cameras with indoor and outdoor lighting systems, its possible to keep an eye on your home while you are away, giving full or limited access for deliveries, staff or a friend who arrives ahead of you.

Through an app on your smartphone, you can view your CCTV feeds, ensure that all doors and windows are locked and get notified when any motion is detected. You can even automate advanced presence simulation to mimic the lighting patterns used when your’re there, giving the impression that someone is home.

Our home control systems can be linked to your security alarms and can be programmed to alert neighbours that there is a problem, for example, by flashing all the lights when the intruder alarm is triggered.

– Increases property’s value

More and more houses in the UK, including renovations and new builds are now designed with a smart home technology in mind. In the future, connected homes will become a priority in every property to make our lives easier and are a great sales feature.

Security camera against green trees

– Improves health benefits with correct lighting

Adjusting the brightness and the colour of light, we can mimic natural light more effectively, promoting health and well-being. Smart automated lighting systems enable you to manage the lux levels, so it changes in response to the shifting light outside, hence you always have the perfect light level, great for those four seasons in one day!

Lighting control connects lighting to suit the task and time of year, preventing eye strain and promoting well being. Task lighting enables the correct differing levels of light to create a ‘scene’ e.g. ‘cooking scene’ with bright lights over the kitchen worktops and cooker, and dimmed lights in the living area to give a sense of warmth and space.

– Smart multi room audio / visual gives everyone choice

Smart multi room systems provide entertainment for every room in your home, enabling flawless streaming of audio and visual from a central hub. Now everyone has a choice of what to watch or who to listen to. Intelligent multi room systems each room can be controlled independently so you can relax to music in the bath whilst your partner watches a film in the cinema and the children enjoy their favourite TV series in the snug. Our secure and advanced networking ensures no loss of audio or visual quality, and your home control system enables remote access to your music and film library.

Custom Bowers and Wilkins Speakers by orange chair

– Secures your home network from hackers

With all your smart home automation and connected devices, you need secure home networking solutions which use the latest technologies to ensure the highest level of security available in your home to avoid it becoming hackable. We create a robust, secure internal network maximising the services available to the house/business, supporting current and future use, providing fast, reliable network connections throughout any home, both wireless, as well as wired.

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Karen Chugg explains what smart home automation is

What is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all. 

Smart Lighting Control & Design

Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space and features in your home, exceptionally user-friendly, it is operated through wall switches, voice-control using Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, or via an app on your smartphone or tablets, enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Smart Automated Blinds & Curtains

Whether you are building, renovating or just want to add a change to an existing room, we offer smart blind and curtain solutions controlled by a switch smart device or voice. They now incorporate light and heat managing fabrics for temperature control and protection from damaging UV rays.

Smart Multi-Room Audio System Installation

The ultimate connection of all your entertainment technology - TV, radio, laptop, cinema, record deck and speakers to create a seamless smart multi-audio experience. Listen to music in every room, with individual music and source choice controlled by switches or apps.

 

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Smart Home Cinema Solutions & Design

We cover all the options, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector in a cinema room with multiple speakers, our ultimate goal is to create a fully immersive viewing experience for your cinema, media room or multi-purpose room.

Smart Security Integration

We combine conventional security solutions such as alarms and CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems. 

Man controlling smart devices from iPad

Smart Home & Business Networking Solutions

We specialise in designing high-end home and business networking and Wi-Fi installations using the latest technologies, ensuring the highest level of security, protecting your privacy and ensuring that vulnerable smart devices, can’t be used to access your network.

Exterior of Lympstone Manor

Smart Solutions for Hotels and Restaurants

We bring smart design and control to boutique hospitality, retail outlets and places of work for local owners, such as Michael Caines, proprietor of Mickeys Beach, Exmouth & Lympstone Manor Hotel and the Darts Farm Family, with smart lighting control, music systems and motorised blinds and curtains.