A Smart Home is a home that is equipped with network-connected devices, giving you the ability to control, automate and optimise functions such as lighting, heating and security.
Your devices are controlled from your smartphone; AI assistants such as the Amazon Echo, or even without any human intervention! E.g. When day turns to night your outside lights switch on.
Your smartphone GPS signals the system, letting it know you're on your way home. As you approach, the driveway lights come on, the automatic gates open and the outdoor lights turn up to full brightness. Inside, the heating has increased from the setback position, the kettle is boiling, the mood lights are on and your favourite playlist is playing through your smart sound system. Time to sit down and chillout.
There are many options for Smart Home technology, including both wired and wireless solutions. Cardiff Lighting provides mainly wireless products, using a protocol called Z-Wave. There are currently more than 1500 Z-Wave products which are all inter-operable with each other, ranging from lighting dimmers to motion detectors.
Wireless systems are easy to retrofit and cause no disruption within the home. Small modules are installed behind your existing sockets, switches, lights and fittings. This also means you can keep expanding on your system as your lifestyle changes, and if you move home your system can move with you.
Have a look at our Portfolio page to see some examples of what a Smart Home can do or get in touch for more information.
Z-Wave is a world-standard wireless technology that lets all your home electronics talk to each other, and to you, via remote control. It uses simple, reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and cabinets, without interference from the other wireless devices you might have in your home. Z-Wave control can be added to almost anything electronic, even devices that you wouldn't ordinarily think of as "intelligent," such as appliances, window shades, thermostats and lights.
A Smart Home will give you total control of your connected devices. Think BIG but start SMALL. Your system can easily expand over time to suit your budget or lifestyle changes.
It will enable you to enjoy the convenience of automatic lighting, improved security, and lower energy bills. You can even make on-the-fly changes via the Internet, so you have total control no matter where you are. A Smart Home system might not be for you but contemplate this: before electricity there was gas and before gas there was candles.
The idea that your home's appliances, lighting, heating and security could all manage themselves seemed fantastic. Due to its complexity and cost it became the bastion of the very rich or used as a scene prop in SCFi movies.
However, as with all technology, what seemed impossible just a few years ago is now becoming common place. Smart gadgets surround us; from the fitness wristband to the Smart Energy Meter. The integration of technology with lifestyle has slowly evolved to give us Home Automation
Thousands of people enjoy the benefits of low energy bills, added security and the simple joy of having their home look after itself.
No longer mysteries; Home Automation and The Smart Home will become the standard. In fifty years or so we’ll wonder how we ever managed without them. So why delay contact us now for more information on how you could transform your house into a Smart Home.
Cardiff Lighting are the only specialists in the Cardiff and surrounding area who provide a one-stop solution for your home or office automation. We offer consultation, design, purchase, installation with full setup and commissioning of your Z-Wave system.
So why not create the mood you want for each room in your house. You’ll not only be a friend of the environment but a buddy to your wallet in the process!
Use Z-Wave enabled devices lighting control to set the mood in any room in your home – and save energy while you’re at it!
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