We are hearing the words ‘smart home’ all the time now and, I’m sure, most of us can now relate it to our children shouting ‘Alexa’ play Heart Essex.
However, having a ‘smart home’ isn’t really about the latest gadget craze. It is much more than that. It literally means being SMART about your security and how you enjoy your home.
More and more of us are opting to spend our hard earned cash on home improvements. In fact, according to recent Hiscox Research the ‘improve, don’t move’ trend continues to grow steadily with over 4 million UK households investing in their homes over the last 5 years.
That’s 4 million potential customers all looking to invest in their home. That is why Communicate UK has permanently expanded into the Smart Home Sector.
Join the smart home revolution…
More and more houses, including home conversions and property developments are integrating to smart home systems bringing together your Audio, Visual, Security, Lighting, Home WiFi and even your Blinds.
Multi-room Audio and Video
The most popular of all the SMART home functions and probably the first to take off in homes across the UK was the Home Cinema concept. Adding speakers to the walls and ceilings can improve the sound quality of your cinema experience, and can also allow you to listen to your all your favourite music in multiple rooms – perfect for entertaining at home!
Different lighting scenarios can be set depending on your mood for different scenes and shades. All controlled from one smart wall unit or smart device like your iPhone or iPad. Smart lighting is also a huge benefit to your home security, allowing you to turn on lights before you get home or when you are away on holiday.
The average home now has countless connected devices from phones, iPad, laptops to TVs and thermostats all which need a solid network to be able to continually perform efficiently. Our surveyors are on hand with free site surveys to review your access points and wireless security to ensure every part of your home has access to your preferred WiFi provider.
We’ve recently teamed up with Rako Controls, who offer amazing wireless or wired solutions that control your whole home from a smart hub either on your iPhone or iPad, to install Smart Lighting Solutions to 5 new build houses in Hockley.
Why we love Rako!
Their moto is to keep it simple. Despite the technology behind their control systems, they believe that the user should find the system simple and easy to use. That is why the Rako team have a specialist dealer team who run regular free training courses on the technical aspects of their full product range for installers like us here at Communicate UK. This allows our engineers always to be up to date with new technology and our surveyors to be able to plan a system based on the customer requirements.
Rako lighting controls were installed throughout these 5 new properties to create the perfect ambience and environment. Rako Controls were chosen because of their flexibility. Their keypad cover plates are modern, so fitted perfectly in with the builder’s contemporary design.
Remember, SMART home solutions isn’t about the latest gadget purchased off Amazon, it really should be your next home improvement project. Not only will it make your life easier, it will add value to your property!
Communicate UK is a UK wide Company with offices across the South East. Our team of surveyors are more than happy offer a free consultation in your home to discuss your plans and ideas.
Get in touch today on 01245 400044 or email us your SMART home ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our surveyors will schedule a site survey.