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Why is Lighting so Important?

Why is Lighting so Important?

Some top tips on how lighting can lift your spirits in Winter and enhance your home. Any experienced designer will tell that lighting is an essential ingredient when decorating a room.

Control 4 – the new Neeo Remote

Control 4 – the new Neeo Remote

The new remote from Control 4 is the first Control 4 handheld remote that combines hard buttons with a touchscreen, providing an interface that is able to be fully personalised for unique styles in smart homes.

Add some Spring Light to your home

Add some Spring Light to your home

The latest trends in lighting, so your home can respond to changing daylight. How do you modify your lighting, so you keep that feeling of Spring all through the day?
We, at Intelligent Abodes, designers and installers of lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and its ability to define, highlight and transform.

BeoLiving Intelligence

BeoLiving Intelligence

For those of you that love your Bang & Olufsen products, you’ll be pleased to hear that the they released the BeoLiving Intelligence, successor of BeoLink Gateway at the end of the 2018.

Cabling Compliance, Construction Products Regulation

Cabling Compliance, Construction Products Regulation

In 2017 the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) issued a statement on cabling compliance. Their goal is to ensure consistent information is available for those who need to know, by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.

Define, Highlight and Transform with Smart Lighting

Define, Highlight and Transform with Smart Lighting

Lighting impacts on how a space looks and feels, it can transfer a so-so room into a fantastic living space! We, at Intelligent Abodes, designers and installers of smart lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and its ability to define, highlight and transform.

Create the Ultimate Cosy Home for Winter

Create the Ultimate Cosy Home for Winter

The memories of the cold winter early this year still remain, and it still makes me want to snuggle up under a cosy blanket; so, this seems like a good time to give some thought as to how we can create a comfortable, inviting space where we enjoy spending time.

Smart Control, Smart Living

Smart Control, Smart Living

Smart systems enable you to transform your home into the ultimate retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate. A smart home enables you to connect lighting, heating, security, curtains or blinds, music or TV, giving you seamless control over all aspects of your home, so you achieve the perfect balance of comfort, convenience and fun.

How to create a smart kitchen

How to create a smart kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of most homes, so why not introduce a little technology to make life easier and fun! Many people may have considered incorporating smart lighting, TV and music, but I guess not many have considered smart appliances or voice control!

Away for Christmas? The benefits of Home Control

Away for Christmas? The benefits of Home Control

If you are like our clients and travel frequently, its important that you use home control to manage your security and run you home effectively whilst away, perhaps for Christmas, holiday or work, making modifications to take into account the change in weather, security as well as be warm and ready for your return.

Are you ready for the Halogen Ban?

Are you ready for the Halogen Ban?

Did you know that all halogen bulbs will be banned across the EU in September 2018? This is a great step forward for energy saving as it means the end of high lighting bills, inefficient technology and a massive 15.2 million tonne reduction in Europe’s carbon footprint by 2025.

The Latest Technology Gift Ideas for Christmas

The Latest Technology Gift Ideas for Christmas

Technology is on many Christmas lists for 2017, especially with the launch of new smart phones, watches and increased interest in voice-activation. So what are the latest developments in the world of technology for gift ideas for the tech fans in the family and for those of you that want a relaxing and cosy home this Christmas?

How Fibre Can Help You Meet the Need for Data Speed

How Fibre Can Help You Meet the Need for Data Speed

Lighting Up the Future – Low quality cables lead to low quality performance; it is essential that you design the correct cabling infrastructure and install the correct cabling during your build or renovation to ensure performance is nothing less than perfect every time.

New gadgets for the home for Christmas

New gadgets for the home for Christmas

It’s hard to keep up with all the new products and modifications in the constantly growing area of technology around the home. Here are a few of my thoughts on some of the great products that have been introduced this year