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SMART HOMES & AUTOMATION

What is a smart home?

Gone are the days a smart home was only for the uber-wealthy and tech-savvy. Smart homes are the new normal. Today, almost any device in your home that uses electricity can be operated at your command. You’re in control, whether by voice, remote control, tablet, or smartphone.

To have all the products in your home perfectly orchestrated really brings the magic of a smart home to life. Regardless of the size, or age for that matter, of your home, smart home automation delivers power and performance on one platform that coordinates the technology in your home into complete, brilliant interactions that fit your lifestyle, and are easy for the whole family to enjoy.

Imagine… with just one touch, you can stream high-resolution audio, turn up the thermostat on your heating system, lock the doors and arm your alarm. And, all of this from wherever you are – anywhere in the world – at any time.

Once you’ve experienced your smart home in action, you’ll wonder how you ever lived any other way. Does this sound beyond belief? Read on and discover how you too could be a smart homeowner – it’s easier than you think.

Platform

The operating system of our smart home systems is dependable and resilient. The platform connects and manages the many devices in your home, to enable all your products to work together seamlessly, according to your personal needs and lifestyle.

Network

Dependable, seamless and secure networks are no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have. With the rapid evolution of technology, eventually, everything that operates with power will become network-aware.

As it is, we’re connected everywhere we go – in the car, at home, at work, at the gym, and everywhere in between.

Yet, many home networks are not ready for the expanding requirements of a smart home. Our network solutions deliver the ultimate in performance for our smart home installations.

Interface

This is entirely up to you. Choose which interface best suits your lifestyle – or, choose no interface at all and use nothing more than your voice to control your home.

Whether it’s a handheld remote for your audiovisual experience, a touchscreen to play your favourite tunes, or a keypad to dim the lights,

We offer a range of simple interfaces, all of which are easy to navigate, and have a uniform look and feel across all devices.

Mobile App

Are you often away from home? So what?

Our smart home automation app provides secure access control for your home when you are not there, from anywhere in the world.

With this app, you can lock your doors, adjust the thermostat, close the garage doors, monitor your security cameras, and turn off the lights using your iOS or Android mobile device.

Remote access couldn’t be easier!

SMART / INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL

What is a Smart Lighting?

See brilliant possibilities come to life with smart lighting. Be energy-efficient, while adding elegance, style, ambience and ease to your home.

Raise or dim any light in the room or the entire home with a single touch or by simply using a voice command. And, when you’re not home, allow smart lighting to be the gatekeeper of your security, by giving the appearance of a home being occupied with alternating lighting throughout the night.

With your home’s lighting responding perfectly to your lifestyle, the possibilities are endless!

Retro-Fitting & Wireless Lighting

New or old homes! Add sophistication with wireless lighting in sleek colour configurations, guaranteed to complement the aesthetics of your living space.
You can control more than just lighting though. Customisable buttons allow you to control your music, movies and much more with just one press.

Turn the lights on or off in multiple rooms, or the entire house, with one tap, or use a hands-free option and allow motion sensors to do the work.
Illuminate or turn lights off when nobody is in the room, and when you’re away from home, you can alternate the lighting to give the appearance of the home being occupied. So, enjoy your holiday, smart lighting has you covered.

Simple Voice Control

This is home automation at its most brilliant. With Smart Lighting, you can have immediate out-of-the box voice control of your lighting with Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices.

Instruct Alexa to lower the lights to 50% in the dining area to create instant ambience, light the way when you walk into the house with your arms full, or simply give the instruction for Alexa to turn off every light in the house when you’re snugly under the covers and ready for a good night’s sleep.

You can control almost anything in your home from Entertainment, security, air-conditoners and more!

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor entertaining is a way of life in South Africa, but security concerns can often hamper our enjoyment. Our smart lighting solutions know no boundaries.
From under the roof of your home, to under the stars, activate stunning exterior lighting on your deck, or emphasise a water feature, swimming pool or entertainment area.

These lights can be set to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise, thus saving you electricity. And, to ensure the family is safe and protected while enjoying the extent of your superbly-lit outdoor areas, you can set perimeter lights to flash if the alarm system is triggered, thereby alerting you to unusual activity. Smart Lighting isn’t called smart for no reason.

Mobile App

Are you often away from home? So what?

Our smart home automation app provides secure access control for your home when you are not there, from anywhere in the world.

With this app, you can lock your doors, adjust the thermostat, close the garage doors, monitor your security cameras, and turn off the lights using your iOS or Android mobile device.

Remote access couldn’t be easier!

ENTERTAINMENT

Music & Movies

Whether watching TV together or listening to music, entertainment is a big part of family life. As everyone has unique tastes, it isn’t unrealistic to expect a personalised experience that allows each family member to watch or listen to whatever they choose, wherever they choose in the home.

People who love to entertain and be entertained want their content readily available and easily accessible.

Make your home the smartest on the block.

We make smart home entertainment easy – from music and media, to lighting. Home entertainment is no longer restricted to the family room or TV lounge. You can, literally, watch or listen to whatever you want anywhere in the house – and we mean anywhere!

Your audio and video experiences will never be the same again. Enjoy the ultimate experience, as smart home automation brings the power, performance and reliability to deliver the best entertainment over one resilient platform.

Bring high-definition content to one or every room in your home. From the latest 4K movies, to streaming high-resolution audio, enjoy limitless entertainment with a single remote, or a complete, unrivalled home theatre experience. No clutter, no fuss, just pure bliss.

Family Room or Any Room

Control every aspect of your entertainment collection with just one remote, at a price that suits your pocket.

Watch TV, access movies, stream video, power up a game, or indulge in your music library.

Integrate your Roku, Popcorn Hour, Amazon Fire, Netflix, AppleTV and more to provide your family with the performance of their lives.

Home Theatre – Cinema at Home

“Wow”, is what your friends will say when they see your awe-inspiring home cinema setup. Simply press “movie” and the projector screen descends, the DVD player comes to life, the surround sound is activated and the lights dim.

All you’ll need to add is the popcorn.

Combine immersive, high-resolution audio and video, a smart TV or projection screen, and customised lighting to create an unsurpassed experience.

Multi-Room / Whole Home Music

With your smart home automation system, you can access millions of songs and thousands of artists through the latest streaming music services, such as Spotify, Dezeer, TIDAL, tunein, and dozens more, without needing any additional equipment.

Fill the entire house with music or stream it to just one room, as you display attractive cover art, along with the artist and track information on your TV, smartphone or touchscreen.

Ultra HD Movies & Series

Turn every room in your house into an entertainment venue with superior sound and striking video.

Forget set-top boxes and multiple video sources. You can effortlessly share your entire movie library, satellite channels, and streaming video in every room.

No need to worry about clutter either, as your entire setup can be installed and hidden away in a closet.

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Intuitive & Energy-Efficient Control

Enjoy the feeling of pure convenience through intuitive control. Smart home solutions create a comfortable and inviting living space that delivers energy-efficient climate control, practical management of your outside entertainment features and leisure areas, and easy communication with the whole family.

Perfect Climate & Temperature

Customise your settings to your comfort level and create a schedule, with just a few taps on your phone or touchscreen, or simply with your voice.

We can integrate your new or existing underfloor heating and air-conditioner systems with your new smart home automation. You can regulate the temperature at the thermostat or with your touchscreen or smartphone.

Seasonal adjustments can also be made by the system, in order to regulate the humidity and temperature. You can even light your fireplace while lying on the sofa.

Blinds, Shades & Curtains

Allow the perfect amount of light in, or close up for complete privacy by easily raising, lowering or tilting individual window coverings, or a grouping of motorised blinds or shades.

Our preferred smart home systems have partnered with some of the world’s leading blind and shade manufacturers, such as Lutron, QMotion and Somfy, to bring you a seamless experience through manual controls, or the automated functions that work in conjunction with the lights and thermostat, in order to increase your energy efficiency.

We have partnered with a leading curtain, blinds & shades manufacturer and installer and work with them to Design Customise, Install & Integrate this level of luxury into your home.

Outdoor Command & Control

Why restrict convenience and control to your indoor areas? We certainly don’t. Surpass the boundaries of your home with the smart home app. Turn on the heat in your jacuzzi or swimming pool, set the temperature or activate the jets.

Lawn and garden care is made easy by automating your sprinkler system to respond to the weather conditions.

It just can’t get more convenient, easy or smart!

Voice Control

Using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can control a specific device, a few devices simultaneously, or your entire Smart Home with just your voice.

Voice control is an easy and convenient way for anyone in the house to interact with your smart home. The commands are simple and natural. For example, “Alexa, turn on family room TV” or “Hey Google, dim the theater lights to 40%.”

House guests can effortlessly activate music, turn on or off a single light or multiple fixtures at once, lock doors, or adjust the temperature, all without lifting a finger.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Peace of Mind at Home or Away from Home

The security of your family, property and possessions is now smarter, sleeker and more reliable than ever. Know what’s going on at home from wherever you are, at any time.

Receive alerts when your gate is left open, someone enters the house, and even when a leak is detected somewhere in the house.

This is intelligent security that offers peace of mind. Your family’s wellbeing and the protection of your assets is at your fingertips.

Access Control

No more stressful moments when you start doubting, far from home, whether you armed the security system or not – and if you didn’t, what now? Peace of mind lost.

With the smart home app, you can effortlessly arm and disarm your security system. Allow access to your home remotely for a delivery. Control who goes in and out of your home with ease while you at home or anywhere in the world while having a watchful eye through the unified control app that controls your whole home!

Even get immediate emergency assistance directly from an intuitive user interface on a touchscreen, TV or mobile device. Simply press “away” to activate all your security features on your way out the door.

CCTV & Cameras

Have control of and be able to view your home 24 hours a day, wherever you are. You can monitor and manage all your locking systems, and choose who you wish to remove or grant access to the house.

Receive alerts the instant something isn’t right, such as a water leak or the gate or garage left open.

MOCKUPANCY™

Holiday periods are especially stressful for homeowners who are reliant on their neighbour to cast an eye while they’re away, or a house sitter to pop in every day to restore a look of normality to the property.

Set your worries aside. Holidays take on new meaning with this smart solution.

No one will believe you aren’t home with Mockupancy™. Alternate lights and shades, and even televisions and music set-ups in a random fashion to simulate your home’s normal activities. Mockupancy™ provides added peace of mind that your property and possessions are safe – and in your control.

Video Intercom

View activities inside and outside your home at any time with the smart home app. Monitor indoor and outdoor cameras remotely and live from your mobile device. Take control of your home, whether you’re downstairs, downtown, or across the globe.

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STEPS TO A SMART HOME

The process to make your home an intelligent one, is really simple, here are the main steps to follow:

Make an appointment with us to have a full demonstration of what smart home automation can do for you and how easy it is to use.

To see this technology “up-close and personal” will give you a better overall idea of the technology itself.

Our home automation experts will also give you guidance and advice on the different devices smart home automation can control and how it can simplify your life.

It starts with you! Once you have decided that you would like a smart home automation system, carefully consider your needs, interests, and budget.

The various needs, options and custom solutions are unique to you. At the initial Showroom Consultation, you would start having an idea of what you would like in your home and what is not necessary.

Based on this, we will prepare a preliminary costing estimate.

This will give you an idea so you can expand or reduce what the system can offer.

Once you have decided what features you would like to implement in your home and are happy with the costing and all pre-requisite admin has been finalised, book a call-out with us so that our experts can inspect your environment and making sure that all is on order.

Once a home inspection is done, our experts are able to give you a final cost estimate that includes all equipment, labour and programming.

Once you have accepted the quotation and have given the go-ahead, our experts will commence with the design implementation to your system, start with programming and set-up.

A huge amount of the design, programing and set-up happens at our premises.
On-site installations can then commence depending on your project

Once installed, our experts will hand over the system and will show you the simplicity of our interfaces that makes it simple for the entire family to use.

We are pretty sure you’ll pick it up very easily.
Our smart home systems are built to be simple to use.

You can have peace of mind that we are always here to assist you with any queries you might have, to make changes to your system, or even to upgrade your system.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Smart home automation is a system which is installed in any home.

It has connected devices such as appliances, lighting and many electronic devices that are all interconnected, work together, connected to the internet allowing a homeowner to remotely control, manage and monitor their entire home, from anywhere in the world.

The type of equipment and devices that are easily controlled are lights, security systems, cameras, audio and video systems, televisions, thermostats, and even sprinklers.

Family members will immediately enjoy convenience, simplicity, remote access, savings and peace of mind.

Everyone in the home will no longer struggle with any of the systems and from just one app, using a smartphone, tablet, smart remote and keypads, you will easily be able to control the home’s lighting, climate control systems, security systems, audio and video entertainment systems, various appliances, whilst ensuring everything is running efficiently.

Had you asked this question a few years ago, only the rich and famous could have afforded this. Smart home automation has become a giant, worldwide industry and costs are a fraction of what they used to be and are now very affordable. There has never been a better time to upgrade your home and invest in smart home automation technology.

Yes! In today’s property market, potential buyers are looking for something special that will set your property apart from the rest.

In an extremely technology-driven modern world that we are in, smart home automation has become highly sought after with extremely high perceived value.

Smart home automation ensures that many of your devices run efficiently, preventing wastage of resources.
Our systems ensure that lights may no longer be left on unnecessary during the day or night. Specific lighting circuits can be scheduled when to turn on or off or even to specific brightness levels which will drive the monthly electrical bills down.

This will naturally extend the lifespan of every lightbulb.
We can even program your heating and cooling equipment that they do not need to run all day and all night and same can be activated when certain criteria is met, for example, when the temperature reaches a certain level only then to turn on or off air-conditioners, underfloor heating and other devices.
Some clients even have requirements that lights only turn on when there is movement in a specific room.

Yes! Our systems are modular and can be retro-fitted in existing homes.

There are many competing home automation systems on the market that require all the planning, wiring and implementation to be done before and during the building phase.

Fortunately, our systems can be done in existing homes or brand new developments.

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