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Aug 2016 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Smart made simple

Smart made simple

Smart made simple

Electrical contractors and installers need to get clued up on smart heating controls. Simon May, product manager at Drayton Controls, explains why and discusses the best solution for quick and easy installation New research on the UK smart heating market indicates that sales of Internet of Things heating devices have grown by 3000% since 2010, […]

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May 2016 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Remote access for the smart consumer

Remote access for the smart consumer

Remote access for the smart consumer

The Internet of Things promises a brave new world of connected devices, smart cities and homes and – ultimately – better living, says Schneider Electric’s channel marketing engineer Asad Zaidi According to technology research firm TechNavio, the number of connected devices is expected to pass 17 billion in the next five years. The ability of […]

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May 2016 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Smart homes: your role in their growth

Smart homes: your role in their growth

Smart homes: your role in their growth

Karl Rawlins, senior technical support engineer at Scolmore Group, answers key questions about smart homes and building automation What scale of home automation are we talking about – does it need to be a complete refit of the customer’s electronics or are there minor installations that can still make a big difference? Home automation is […]

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May 2016 Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on The way forward with advances in lighting

The way forward with advances in lighting

The way forward with advances in lighting

Taking control of domestic and commercial lighting via wireless devices, coupled with advances in energy efficiency, should be a no-brainer for decision-makers, says BEG UK sales manager Paul Jones Over the past few years, factors including political, economic, technological and environmental have affected research, development and manufacture within the UK and Ireland lighting industry. Major […]

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May 2016 Latest News, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Conference: Smart meters can transform Scotland

Conference: Smart meters can transform Scotland

People in Scotland will have a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to transform the way they use and buy energy through the national rollout of smart meters, delegates at the Smarter Scotland: Towards a Digital Nation have heard. Leading experts talked about the future of smart technology in Scotland and, in particular, how homes and […]

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May 2016 Latest News, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Free BIM basics checklist for smaller contractors

Free BIM basics checklist for smaller contractors

Free information for small and medium-sized firms has been released by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), to coincide with the Government’s introduction of the requirement to use BIM Level 2 in significant centrally procured contracts. The ECA’s ‘BIM Basics’ checklist highlights the ‘bare essential’ requirements that firms within the building services sector will need to […]

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Jan 2016 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Why is the Internet of Things so important?

Why is the Internet of Things so important?

Why is the Internet of Things so important?

So what is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Why is it becoming so important? And what can it do for electrical contractors and installers? James Hunt tries to answer these questions: Why on earth would my bed ‘talk’ to my lighting? Why indeed! It can, so this is a very good question. What’s it all […]

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May 2015 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Taking the first step to a smart home just got easier…

Taking the first step to a smart home just got easier…

Taking the first step to a smart home just got easier…

Gavin Williams, Marketing Manager at Hamilton Litestat, discusses the benefits of taking advantage of smart technology. The customer benefits of installing a smart lighting control system are compelling. They include controlling ambiance and mood light levels at the touch of a button, to enhancing carefully planned living space, satisfying the insatiable appetite to remotely control […]

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Nov 2014 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Building automation – is crucial to the successful integration of smart grids and cities

Building automation – is crucial to the successful integration of smart grids and cities

Building automation – is crucial to the successful integration  of smart grids and cities

Smart housing and building automation will play an important role in ensuring that the UK energy supply system maintains the correct balance between supply and demand in the future and will be a key part of the future smart grid in the UK, as BEAMA’s Terry Rowbury reports. A year ago, as we moved towards […]

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May 2014 Smart Homes | Comments Off on High quality, exclusivity and more met in residential control

High quality, exclusivity and more met in residential control

High quality, exclusivity and more met in residential control

Hamilton Litestat has been involved in a project concerning an elegant duplex apartment within a prestigious residential development, Belgravia, London. This article describes the brief and how it was realised in practise using a range of controls and wall plates of various kinds. 1) The brief For this installation, Kapital Estates, the developer of this […]

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